Updated: Oct 16
Culture is in the heart of Africa ♡
The Maasai are a nomadic tribe of Kenya and Tanzania, who have an amazing history, culture, beliefs and love of nature. They stay the same to this day and that is what truly makes them magnificent!
The only way to experience and learn about their ways is to visit Africa.
Homestead (Maasai Manyatta): Maasai homes are traditionally built by women, constructed of branches woven together with grass and smeared with cow dung on the walls. The homes are built in a large circle that serves to protect an inner kraal, where the cattle and goats lay for the night. The entire perimeter is fenced with sharp, thorny branches that protect both the Maasai and their cattle from marauding hyenas, leopards, and lions.
Dressing: Their dress is wonderfully colourful. Women commonly adorn themselves with great circular plate-like beaded collars and headbands of many colours. Arms and ankles may be wound tightly with thick strands of copper coils. Both men and women often elongate their ear lobes by fashioning them with heavy earrings and beaded ornaments. A red mineral ground to a fine powder is frequently mixed with cow fat and artfully applied to the body.
The best Maasai Cultural experience at Maji Moto Eco Camp:
Maji Moto Eco Camp is a 3-hour drive from Nairobi and 1-hour to Masai Mara situated on top of a hill near Maji Moto village of Loita Hills. They are all about Great African Outdoors and getting to know The Masai Culture. Nestled on a hilltop deep in Masai lands and overlooking vast savannah plains. Designed to be part of the environment, constructed in a simple, natural and eco-friendly way. Offering full-board accommodation included guided walks on surrounding hills and plains.