Camel caravan Ethiopia
Therina Groenewald: Camel caravan Ethiopia – professional photographer.
Camel caravan Ethiopia – The tribal Afar people have inhabited this arid moonscape for centuries, eking out a living by transporting salt across the brutal desert by camel caravans.
The tribal Afar people have inhabited this arid moonscape for centuries, eking out a living by extracting salt from the mineral-laden lakes that dot the Danakil and transporting it across the desert by camel caravans. Similar to the Kurds, they inhabit an area spanning several countries, yet have no political rights or borders they can call their own.
The camel caravans used to carry salt all the way to Mekele, the provincial capital further west, from where the salt is parcelled out to the rest of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. But the asphalt road laid down in the past decade changed that, and now trucks can pick up the salt load from Berahile.