Thursday, 23 January 2020

Living with the Maasai tribe in Africa

The Maasai are probably the most celebrated tribe in the world of tourism, with their recognizable bright red checked cloth and their famous ‘jumping’ dance. The Maasai live across Kenya and Northern Tanzania in East Africa. The fascination of tourists with this colourful tribe is aided by the stunning savannah landscape which provides as the backdrop to the experience. Now our imaginations can’t delink the lions of the Serengeti in Tanzania or the Elephants at Amboseli in Kenya with the Maasai people.

My partner and I were on an extensive East African safari adventure and between one national park to the other; we passed by many Maasai villages. While the focus was firmly on viewing Kenya and Tanzania’s big 5 (lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos & buffalo), we were growing more and more intrigued with the Maasai and wanted to spend some time interacting with this beautiful tribe. As it turned out, our safari guide said that it could be easily arranged, in exchange for a few bucks of course.

And so, on a still African morning, we drove into their village. Our guide took the necessary permissions and fixed the commercials and before we knew it, the show was on.

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via Lonely Planet India

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