The Northern Frontier District covers half of Kenya in parched vegetation and sparse rainfall most of the year. Although the average rainfall here in the arid NFD is usually less than a couple mm's a year, it sometimes comes down in violent storms. Rising through interesting lava mounds that eminate from no visible volcanic source, the few people you meet walk over lava rock for miles herding their camels and goats to the next waterhole.
The occasional donkey, the dwarfed, parched plants, the leafless acacias and whirling dervishes all bear witness to a way of life that centers around water and winds quietly through desert ecosystems following the ancient landmarks, seasonal storms, hidden wells and aquafors. Circling around dwindling natural resources that are directly affected by western pressures to bring destination tourism to an area with hardly any infrastructure, a weak economy, and environmental desertification.