In his journey with Diego Alvarez, Shankar gets to meet members of a number of African tribes – Matabele, Zulu, Masai.
The Matabele are now known as the Ndebele people. There’s an interesting write-up on them here. And this is an interesting picture from R. H. Kiernan, Baden-Powell, 1939.
The Masai are probably among the best known peoples of Africa. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about them. Photographer Osa Johnson and her husband Martin were responsible for introducing much of the world to the exotic wonder of Africa. This is a photograph of her with Masai women, taken in the 1930s.