Like many women today, juggling with the pressures of Western life from careers to home and family, they all think something is missing. By spending time with tribes where women's roles are very different, they hope they can find some answers, and in doing so, change their own lives.
The Afar are one of Ethiopia's most fiercely independent tribes, nomadic cattle and camel herders with a tough reputation, carrying guns to protect their herds from rival clans and wild animals.
For the women, female circumcision is common and their strict Muslim culture forbids alcohol. Anyone found drinking is immediately beaten and ostracised. Living with them for the next month is former alcoholic, 28-year-old Scottish air hostess Lana Inglis. She will have to keep her past a secret.
She hasn't touched a drop for over a year but is still deeply troubled by her past. By living with the Afar for the next month, she wants to try to finally say goodbye to her alcoholism.
About TRIBAL WIVES
In Tribal Wives, six women get to grips with new lifestyles, families, and communities in some of the world’s most remote tribes to find out whether 'West is best.'
The women are expected to spend up to a month living with their new families, fully immersing themselves into their new culture. Each woman must work, eat and sleep exactly as the other tribal women in order to experience what it is really like to live as a member of their community.
In turn, the series reflects on the tribe's perception of Western culture and garners their views on their visitors: members of the tribe are interviewed each week to assess how well each woman is integrating into the community, how useful she is, and the strength of the individual relationships she forges. It is a very personal journey as each of the women battle to overcome their own personal demons -- from a former alcoholic to a woman struggling to balance work and life.
Crossing continents to some of the most remote places in the world -- from jungle to desert -- viewers follow the progress of each tribal wife to see if she is accepted by the community. Will she rise to the challenges thrown at her -- or will she simply miss her Western lifestyle too much?