The Gabbra are known as the Camel Nomads of Northern Kenya. The best book written about them is "The Gabbra" by Fr. Paul Tablino
The Gabbra have been influenced through histroy by Muslim practices, have adopted the Borana language, have accepted certain aspects of western technology and culture, have been incorporated into the Kenyan state, some have converted to Christianity or Islam.. however the Gabbra continue to be essentially... Gabbra (exceprt: Fr Toblino)
Kalacha Dida is a small Gabbra oasis settlement in the Chalbi Desert, between North and South Horr and west of Marsabit. Kalacha Camp is the main tourist banda run by the local community groups and started up by Jamie Roberts of Tropic Air Charter flights.
From Loiyangalani it is a half day's drive to Kalacha either up through Marsabit and then down from North Horr, or over to South Horr and then across the desert up into the Kalacha oasis
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