MANYATTAS IN MOROTO

The best way to really know the nomads is by spending a day with them as they go about their day-to-day life. A visit to their Manyatta homesteads will not only unveil to you their best-kept secrets but also unveil to you magnificent huts.

The outskirts of Moroto have so many of these. They have been preserved so well and still look as they used to in pre-historic times. They are carefully fenced off by a mix of thorn plants that are about a meter thick and head high. This barrier is purposed to bar cattle raiders from invading their cattle. The traditional huts are also known as ‘ere’ are incredibly beautiful and stay cool in the year-round heat. At the heart of these eco-friendly huts is a large kraal where the cattle are kept.

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