Land Nomads


Traveling near Agadez in July brings you across many caravans of people moving their cattle, sheep, goat, and camel herds across the greening desert. The herders take advantage of the shallow lakes produced by the seasonal rains that fall from April to August. Both people and animals congregate around the watering holes to quench their thirst and cool off before moving on to stubbly pasturelands. Many herders move their household the old-fashioned way – on the backs of camels or donkeys. But, increasingly, you see traditional loading methods on the backs of Toyota trucks as well…


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