Masai dancing in the Mara

August 27th, 2012

With their eye-catching costumes and colourful ceremonies the Masai of East Africa have traditionally lived side-by-side with the wild animals out on the African savannas, following the pattern of the rains in search of fresh grazing for their livestock. They have always relied on their cattle, goats and sheep to sustain them, constructing flat-topped, loaf-shaped houses from thorn bush plastered with cow dung. We love to spend time with our friends among the Masai community in Kenya and Tanzania, some of whom we have known since their childhood. Times are changing but it is still possible to absorb the essence of the Masai’s way of life and we are always assured of a warm welcome whenever we visit their homesteads.

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