"Village of the blacksmith, fence" Maralal Off The Beaten Path Tip by sachara

Maralal Off The Beaten Path: 6 reviews and 6 photos

by sachara

The huts in the traditional Samburu villages and compounds around Maralal are made of wood and earth, the natural materials from the area.

To keep the wild animals out and the own cattle in you see wooden fences in the villages. In the village of the blacksmith we saw this traditional wooden fence with parts of modern ''catchrails'' like you see along the highroads. Very peculiar to see it here, a place which you can only reach by narrow walking paths. It's a nice example of re-using everything possible, like making sandals of used tyres.

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  • Updated Oct 9, 2004
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