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With the constant globalization will these last remaining tribes manage to hold on to their ancient and fascinating traditions? Only time will tell.
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From the Highlands to the Sepik River... this is where I had the fortunate experience of seeing a country & culture that rarely is seen by Western eyes. It took about 2 years in the planning to ensure my safety as this is not one of the most...
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Tapae Road, 119/9 1096 ตำบล แม่แรม อำเภอ แม่ริม เชียงใหม่ 50100, Thailand
If you don't have time to visit the actual tribal villages in the Thai mountains, you can visit the Maesa Elephant Camp and take an elephant ride through the jungle to spend a few hours at Baan Tong Luang- a Hill Tribe cultural preservation...
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The Mursi tribe live in the remote part of southwest Ethiopia. These people are part of what national geographic calls the "last frontier' and had no notion of the outside world until the seventies. They have extensive cultural features . The...
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A 2, Kenya
Welcomed into the village by a typical dance. Getting a glimpse of the daily life of a Samburu tribe was a humbling experience.
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Opuwo, Namibia
While on a 17-day trip to some of Namibia’s most spectacular sites, travelers with Hands Up Holidays spend four days volunteering in the village of Opuwo, home to the nomadic Ovahimba people—known for covering their bodies with a mixture of ochre...
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Namibia
Inside a traditional hut, we visited a Himba tribewoman's home. There was barely a crack of light coming in from the doorway, the hut was low to the ground and smoky at times. I was able to play with my camera just enough to take one great natural...
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Pévas, Peru
Previously looking for sloths up in the trees, hoping for a glimpse, I came across this one hanging off a young girl's hip like a purse. Ha!
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Lugu Lake, China
In 2012, I went to southern China to learn about the Musuo tribe - the world's last matriarch society. In this culture, women inherit all property and money, and make all family decisions. The Musuo do not marry, instead women take as many lovers...
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Cikeusik Munjul, Cikeusik, Kabupaten Pandeglang, Banten 42286, Indonesia
Baduy Tribe is the only remaining ancient tribe of Western Java existed until now stand up with their own way between the globalization of modernization that happened everywhere. Baduy is a tribe located deep inside the heart of Banten Province of...
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We trekked in a hand-carved canoe on Rio Gatun into the rainforest to meet one of Panama's most intriguing indigenous tribes, the Embera Indians. Native to the Darien region of the south--reputed to be one of the most dangerous places in the...
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Kaung Daing Village Nyaung Shwe Township Southern Shan State Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)
A visit to the local 5-day rotating farmer's market - where the hill tribes like the PaO people do their shopping - is something not to be missed at Inle Lake in Myanmar. Enjoy flattened rice cakes and juice directly out of the coconut while...
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San Isidro, Sierra Bullones, Bohol, Philippines
The Eskaya are a small tribe of just a few thousand that live in the mountains of Bohol in the southern Philippines. They have a unique language that scholars have not been able to link to any other known language. They also have a very...
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Casco Antiguo, Panama City, Panama
At the Plaza de Francia (French Plaza) and Las Bovedas, not far from the French Embassy, you'll find indigenous Guna Indians (formerly known as Kuna Indians) sewing and selling vibrant molas depicting tropical San Blas Island plants, birds, and...
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Kolombong/Bdc Industrial Estate, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Sabah | Borneo From behind the door we could hear a tribe of men yelling – something like a war cry. The gate swung open, about 10 headhunters eyed us as they walked by, spears in hand. They spoke in some tribal language and even got in our face...
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East Africa
This small community is home to a primitive tribe - hunter/gatherers who are among the last to speak a dying clicking language.
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Bukidnon, Philippines
The Philippines has more than 160 ethnic groups and tribes. Each is unique and has its own set of traditions. One such ethnic group is the Talaandig Tribe in Bukidnon which I visited some years ago. Before we were allowed to enter the community,...
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Tanzania

We were in our second week in Tanzania when we skipped the afternoon photo safari and stayed back in our tent camp living the local saying, “The Serengeti is a magical experience of the heart.” We watched Masaai warriors on their...

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Tp. Hà Giang, Hà Giang, Vietnam
Having lived in Asia for many years I always find it fascinating to visit the regions lesser-known mountain regions. They give a break from the tropical heat and an opportunity to tune out of city stress and into nature. Learning about the rich...
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Doi Mae Salong, Mae Salong Nok, Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai 57110, Thailand
My friends and I stayed in a small guesthouse in the Chinese settlement called Mae Salong in northern Thailand in the Chiang Rai province. We used that as our base for a 2 day trek to visit the local hill tribes. We stayed for one night in Mae...
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Massawa, Eritrea
I had the goal of visiting the Rashaida, a nomadic tribe living in Eritrea near Massawa along the coastline of the Red Sea. It was phenomenal to encounter these three young sisters. Girls must wear beautiful long veils from the age of four years...
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I've been to many deserts around the world, but one of my favorites is the Kalahari, which extends about 350,000 square miles and covers much of Botswana. Part of the reason is because the Kalahari is really a savannah that supports a lot of plant...
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Tanzania
Our guide took us to a Masai village where after paying $30 per person we got to see their huts, their dance and meet people. Although the whole experience felt very touristy and almost exploitation of a culture, meeting some of the masai mothers...
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The Hammer tribe has a sacred ceremony called Jumping the Bulls. A boy (in this case the boy is actually 27 years old) jumps across 8 bulls and becomes a man and is now ready for marriage. Leading up to the ceremony, female family member of the...
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Southern Asia
One of the very last thruly nomadic tribe in India, the jat wander mainly in Gujarat state. They are camel breeders. This girl is young yet her eyes look so old, so full of life experience and so tired don't they?
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Kohima, Nagaland, India
The unique Hornbill Festival, named after the bird, is one of the largest celebrations of the indigenous warrior tribes of Nagaland, in India's far north east region.The Festival is attended by all of Nagaland's major tribes. It features...
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Purros, Purros Conservancy in the Kunene Streek, Purros, Namibia
During my recent travels in Namibia I spent a brief afternoon with a Himba tribe and always marvel in how adapted and hardy these people must be to not only survive but thrive in the Namibian desert. This lovely woman had such poise...
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C40, Palmwag, Namibia
On the way back to Windhoek after a five day Desert Elephant Tracking Experience with Ondjamba Safaris in northwest Namibia, our guide, Dieter, knew that our group was looking to have an authentic experience with the Himba, one of the most...
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This was my 2nd time in the Omo River Valley visiting the Surma, the Suri and the Nyangatom. These people are known for their amazing body decorations. They shave their heads into intricate designs, they pierce their lips and their earlobes, they...