In search of the charismatic Samburu tribal women and their harvesting of frankincense resin from the Boswellia neglecta trees, we embarked on our first ever African safari into the remote northern regions of Kenya in August 2015. Shaken and stirred we traveled over rough terrain for many hours in Hilary Sommerlatte’s Toyota landcruiser, captivated by chance encounters with camels and nomadic pastoralists, some barely 9 years old and solely responsible for their herd of goats in searing heat on vast stretches of semi-arid desert…
About the research safari