Samburu tribe aka Butterfly people, a cousin tribe to the Maasai People of Kenya and Tanzania, is a Semi-nomadic tribe living in villages of 30 to 70 huts. The villagers are a close-knit community living together in compounds called Manyatta. Circular fences around Manyattas are created from the thorns of acacia trees to protect their livestock from lions and other wild animals.
Samburu people who are categorized in clans, tend to be scattered over much of the clan territory in interspersed villages.  The fact that families are essentially independent introduces a degree of flexibility into the organization of the manyatta. As season change individual elders may choose to migrate with their families or separately to form a new manyatta that will be named after him.

Initially, the social advantages of large manyattas were to them more important than the economic advantages; livestock does not do far afield to graze. Consequently, the land around the manyatta gets exhausted more quickly making necessary for them to migrate more often. However, in this century and time, they have adopted a semi-permanent Manyattas.
With seasons and traditional rituals, the Manyattas do rotational migration within or near areas with social amenities like school, medical centres, shopping centres and water points like rock-catchments, underground tanks, earth dams which are constructed by non-government organizations and the government.

Change in climate and migration culture among the Samburu have forced them to keep their livestock far away from settled manyattas in temporary settlements called Lale (fora). This temporary settlement for herds (mostly warriors and young lads) are mostly found in areas with enough paste and water points within the community territorial boundaries. During rainy season livestock tend to return home and migrate on the onset of the dry season.