As part of its commitment to support Indigenous Communities and their livelihood around the world, Nomadic Tribe is partnering up with the World Indigenous Forum 2021. The World Indigenous Forum is the world's largest indigenous-focused event, bringing investors and businesses together to create partnerships that unlock indigenous wealth for all. Join world leaders, governments, impact investors and leading indigenous businesses at the first ever live, online edition in January 2021. Help set t

New Year's is celebrated all over the world as a symbolic step in someone's life. It is the perfect excuse for us to prepare the heinous list "of good intentions" to do or start doing during the year to come. If there is something we realized more during 2020, is that it is crucial to explore, meet new cultures, and see how some communities celebrate important festivities. We know that travelling more is on your list for the new year, but until it is possible to safely do it again, we will bring

Mexico! Its beaches, colours, music, spicy foods… there are many reasons to visit this great Country… today we talk about an added motivation: the discovery of Mayan culture. From Teotihuacán to the gates of Mexico, to the jungle of Palenque, passing by the pyramids of Chichén Itzá or the unique site of Tulum, Mexico is home to the fantastic testimonies of the Mayan civilization. Its discovery justifies the decision to pack and leave for this destination soon. Let’s see why! Mexico: a M

Malekula is Vanuatu's second-largest island, and it is an exceptional adventure destination shining like a rare gem in the vastity of the Pacific Ocean. With 30 different languages but only around 25,000 inhabitants, its history and culture are connected with the untouched jungle characterising its landscape. Two indigenous communities are keeping traditions alive on the island regardless of the raising interest that travellers showed to their singular customs. If you are packing for your next t

The Connection with the Surrounding Environment Traveling with Nomadic Tribe is discovering new worlds, different lifestyles and ancient cultures that have survived the passing of time. But it is not only that, the most important thing is to live with the indigenous people and share their habits and traditions. Therefore, when we travel to a tribe we adapt to their daily routines and one of them is their means of transportation. We forget about our cars, our motorcycles and our modern vehicles a

Contemporary indigenous artists tell in their works about their community's experiences, and make the tribal heritage their most significant artistic expression. They are frequently politically active, giving voice to what is often not covered by the world press. In this article we will explore eight artists who have managed to commemorate their millenary culture in a mix of ancient and new, of past and present, without losing sight of their origins. It is clear by now that artistic expression i

Ukraine is an incredible destination, and it should be in your next travels' bucket list for many different reasons! Full of history and culture, the country is also well known for its natural heritage and indigenous communities. The Carpathian Mountains are the so-called "green pearl" of Ukraine and their captivating aura has been an inspiration to many of the greatest writers, painters and artists, honouring the incredible beauty of its peaks and valleys. Today, more than 20 natural reserves a

How Indigenous peoples' Traditional Knowledge is saving lives. The year 2020 will always be remembered as the year of science and adjustment. Not only are we developing a new awareness of the importance of preserving the environment, but we also realized that scientific discovery is fundamental for the well-being of all terrestrial species. Science is necessary and helps save people lives without a doubt. Still, In the modern world, we tend to undervalue traditional knowledge, and putting aside

Discover the Island Madagascar is a real heaven for nature lovers keen to go trekking! One first example: the Lokobe nature reserve is a protected area that shows the remains of the rainforest that previously covered the whole Island. The volcanic lakes are the perfect habitat for crocodiles, and the hills and mountains are the incredible backdrops of this unique place. More: there are approximately 950 hectares of Mangroves that host a rich community of crustaceans and mollusks. Here also live

Travelling with Nomadic Tribe is a life-changing experience that will allow you to discover remote cultures, with their traditions, their unique customs, their ancient beliefs, their incomparable habitats. When you have the opportunity to live one of our experiences, you will discover that surprisingly many times we have more things in common with other cultures than we think. One of them is beauty care. Taking care of one’s self has almost always been in human nature. Beauty is a concept that

The COVID-19 Pandemic had significantly impacted the business world, especially the Tourism Industry globally, due to the resulting travel restrictions as well as a slump in demand among travellers. Like all business, Nomadic Tribe continues to monitor the international situation generated by this pandemic and assess and examine the daily developments to come over the devastating effects. However, we look to the future with optimism. Although we see some countries started to reopen their borders

Nomadic Tribe is committed to responsible and environmentally sustainable tourism, following the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN, targeting more specifically Goal 13 “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”. Nomadic Tribe upholds that Indigenous Peoples manage a third of global forests and they are the leading stewards of our environment. Their role is fundamental in the global curbing of gas emissions and they protect around 80% of the world’s biodi

An article by Jeremy Scott Foster. It’s the first night in the guesthouse, high in the Atlas Mountains, and there are seven of us crammed into a room with sleeping bags. We’re all on the floor—no beds—sharing a room in someone’s home. And then it dawns on me: I’m already disrespecting the culture. In Muslim cultures, unmarried men and women aren’t supposed to sleep in the same room. And here I am, on day one, at a Berber household in a village in the mountains of Morocco, doing jus

LEARN ABOUT INDIGENOUS FASHION, TRADITIONS AND COSTUMES STARTING FROM THEIR DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE. Across the world, in indigenous communities, the act of clothing the body had a strong socio-political meaning. Clothes made of all materials were the demonstration of someone's identity and status, often differentiating leaders from commoners, and nudity wasn't much of a problem. Tribal textile art is one of the most prominent indigenous artistic elements. Usually, the creation of intricate desig

An article by Indra J. Mae, a journalist in the city of Makassar, South Sulawesi Indonesia. MG. Kajang tribe is one of the unique and amazing tribes in Indonesia, they live for generations in a natural way by ancestral custom rules are very strict. Kajang tribe inhabiting parts of Tana Toa in the Village area of ​​approximately 331.17 hectares, with the condition of the area in the form of very dense forest. Almost the entire village is located in the Kajang area, surrounded by woods. Admin

The Hunza Valley in Pakistan is the home to a community of people said to survive longer than anyone on Earth. So, what are the their health secrets to longevity? The secluded Hunza people have an average life expectancy of 100 years old and exceeding 120 years in some cases. Meanwhile, the average life expectancy in Pakistan is only 67 years. It is a fact that their isolation and quality of life have some interesting characteristics that would certainly make one healthier. The Hunza are said to

For many Indigenous communities around the globe, music is an essential part of the village's daily life as well as the main protagonist during celebrations of spiritual, cultural, and kinship rituals. Science proved that music helps the brain dealing with pain reduction, stress relief, memory, and brain injuries. It can have a powerful effect on our mood and can change our perceptions of the world and our situations. Almost all of the known Indigenous populations have found the need to play mus

When we think about environmental protection and the preservation of oceans and forests, we often ignore the communities and populations that inhabit the land and the crucial role they play in supporting their conservation. This should come as no surprise, after all, it is their home. Most Indigenous communities believe the natural world is sacred and should be protected for generations to come. Their traditions and belief systems mean they look at nature with deep respect and great sense of bel

For centuries, South America’s Amazon rainforest has provided a rich hunting ground for indigenous tribes, who don’t cultivate large quantities of fruits and vegetables. Instead, they rely on foraging and gathering, sometimes with small farm plots to supplement their intake of these foodstuffs, especially as over time they have become less nomadic. As the Amazon is by far the largest jungle, it is also home to the widest variety of wild foods, which has often been left to grow untouched for

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1980, the Omo Valley is one of the most important sets of paleontological sites in Africa. Known as ‘the cradle of humanity’, it was multiple discoveries made in this area that helped confirm the evolution of primates from swinging through the trees to walking upright. The Omo Valley also has immense cultural wealth as it has been inhabited by a large number of indigenous tribes fighting for their survival for thousands of years. Here we look at some of the

Nomadic people use traditional, locally-sourced materials to construct temporary or permanent dwellings, shelters adapted to suit both the climate and specific needs of the tribe. Houses are built using materials available in the area and are considered extraordinary modern-day examples of ancient vernacular architecture. One example of such construction is the versatile Mongolian ‘ger’ (yurt), which remains cool in the heat of continental summers and holds warmth in the sub-zero temperature

They manage 80% of the Earth’s biodiversity, yet they only occupy 22% of planet’s surface. They represent fewer than 5% of the global population, but amount to 15% of people living in poverty. Which social group are subject to these statistical imbalances? We are talking about the world’s indigenous communities. Although international organizations generally avoid attributing a universal definition to the world's indigenous communities, the United Nations has identified two common features

After several weeks of global health alerts, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus and its disease, COVID-19, a pandemic. This means that it is spreading throughout the planet and that no country can be considered safe. The definition of a pandemic does not speak of its severity or lethality, but implies that a disease is transmitted locally in multiple countries throughout the world, and not only through travelers who come from one or two original sources.

Time and time again, when emergencies occur, minorities and indigenous peoples are at risk of being excluded from life-saving humanitarian interventions. The current COVID-19 pandemic is no different and it is our moral obligation to ensure national responses leave no one behind. Aid is supposed to be neutral, but we know this is not always the case. In a local situation where some are powerful and count, while others are powerless and don’t count, not everyone will receive aid according to th

Believe it or not, many of the tools and items we use in our everyday lives originated at the hands of indigenous tribes. It’s not something commonly taught in schools but in fact, we owe some of our most important modern-day inventions to their creativity and ancient wisdom. Because indigenous people had to adapt to some of the most difficult environments on the planet with very limited resources, they developed exceptional skills that led them to design utensils, machinery, hunting and gathe

When we talk about health and medicine, we are often referring to a general, westernized concept of the term. But what does it mean for indigenous peoples? What is their approach to medicine and healthcare? Here, we look at some of their traditional knowledge and discover the range of long-established practices still being used across Africa, America, Canada and Australia. It is common for indigenous tribes to use either traditional or western medicine, but they sometimes employ a combination of

The Ta Phin commune is located in the mountainous district of Sapa, in the Lao Cai Province on the border of China. The commune center is set in a valley within walking distance of Sapa town, a popular tourist destination. The Hmong of Ta Phin grow rice and corn in their terraced fields and collect wood, orchids, and cardamom from the nearby forest. The higher land is a maze of narrow rice paddies alongside corn and vegetable fields, and the valley floors are dense with spectacular rice fields t

UNWTO Recommendations on Sustainable Development of Indigenous Tourism (Part 1) Indigenous peoples are characterized by some of the richest, most unique and diverse cultural expressions of humankind which have developed over thousands of years across our planet and are spiritually linked to indigenous traditional lands. The United Nations World Tourism Organization published recommendations on Sustainable Development of Indigenous Tourism are referring first and foremost to tourism development w

A Way to Protect Ecosystems and Promote Resilience. There are around 370 million indigenous people in the world and they make up less than five percent of the total human population; however, they manage over 25 percent of the world’s land surface and support about 80 percent of the global biodiversity, and they are considered the ultimate guardians of our world’s ecosystems. Their millennial knowledge is rooted in generations of hunting and agricultural practices, sustainable water and land

Hiking in Morocco is an incredible experience, that goes well beyond the pure pleasure of admiring the landscape. There's something truly special about trekking in Morocco, something that is hard to pin down and that you'd have to see to believe. Going deep into the Atlas Mountains - considered one of the hidden gems of Morocco- is a fantastic way not only to appreciate nature - picture snow capped peaks, creeks flowing through lush valleys, forests and much more - but also to get to know a very

Are you lucky enough to call yourself an adventurer? Lucky enough to create unforgettable memories? to connect your soul with a landscape, to feel alive among the unknown, to understand cultures from other times, to build extraordinary bonds... What if you had the connections? Choosing Nomadic Tribes to enjoy the trip of your dreams is also contributing to improve the quality of life of local communities, improve and preserve the cultural and natural heritage, live unforgettable moments to share

Culture can be a driver of sustainable development, as it is defined by the United Nations 2030 Agenda, especially if it is linked to tourism and its impact. The tourism sector has become over the years one of the main drivers of social and economic change in many different countries, both in cities, in rural and in remote areas. The tourist attractiveness is recognized to bring positive impacts such as income, employment, revenues and recognition to territories. Tourism acts in fact as a driver

The trend of adventure travel is evolving in recent years from the pure search for adrenaline to inner transformation, learning about other cultures and experiences that fill the soul. Indigenous tourism, also known as ethnic or tribal tourism, is a particularly rapid growth trend. For people like me, who have had the immense luck of living this type of travels and experiencing a significant interaction with other cultures, these tours have been impressively rewarding. However, with the rapid in

The sky was black and millions of stars were overhead; suddenly the moon was rising from behind the rocky hills of the golden desert of Wadi El Gamal, while me and a small group of lucky volunteers were laying on the dry soil. It was our last night at the camp. The end of the experience finally arrived, and after saying goodbye to most of the fellow volunteers, the few of us that decided to stay for another night went back to our tents. Just a few of us were left; just hours before we could cou