To look for traditional Samburu handicrafts you can go to the small shops in town, but have also a look at the Maralal market. Here you can find the colourful cloth, mostly in red and blue. I saw also a lot of necklaces of coloured beads in different styles, small containers for tobacco and sandals made of tyres.
The market is also a good place for buying all kind of tropical fruits. And if you are cooking yourself there are vegetables too. The market is situated under some trees. So it's rather easy to find some shade, even during the hottest part of the day.
Directions: In the westpart of the small towncentre of Maralal.
On our walk from the village of the blacksmith to the town of Maralal we found this streetstall along the track. It was standing in the middle of nowhere with no houses or huts around.
It was possible to buy some sweets and chips there, but we most enjoy the softdrinks !! Though they were not very cool, it was nice to find some drinks along this hot and dusty track.
What to buy: Softdrinks and water.
Directions: Near Maralal.
- Hiking and Walking