The Baiga Tribe

Background ~ 

World traveler, professional photographer, and LOWA Field Ambassador, Andrew Hettinger, is off on another photo safari. This time, in the wilds of India.

This is the fourth in a series of posts from the field. 

Andy specializes in wildlife and music photography.  Click here to see more of his great work at A. Hettinger Photography. 



Our day started early as we boarded a plane from Mumbai to Raipur, and then hopped in a car for about 5 hours to reach the town of Mukki.


Mukki is the home of Kahna National Park and Tiger Reserve, where our safari adventure will begin.


We toured the village inhabited by the Baiga tribe, one of the oldest tribes in India.

We strolled around their village and were able to tour one of their homes made entirely out of clay, a very efficient, natural way to keep the home cool in summer and warm in winter.


Even though we had no common language to communicate with, everyone ~ from the adults to children ~ were smiling and laughing, which was the most welcoming and heartwarming part of our experience.

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