If you have been following along with our Kenyan adventure then you know visiting the Maasai has been a lifetime quest for Chuck.
The Maasai people of East Africa live in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania along the Great Rift Valley on semi-arid and arid lands. The Maasai occupy a total land area of 160,000 square kilometers with a population of approximately one half million people.
The two of us spent an entire day with Daniel and his wife and son on their property outside of Nairobi as part of a private tour with One Horizon.
Our Discovery Small Group tour package offered an optional tour to visit a Maasai village on the Maasai Mara. It was with a much larger community and very affordable so we couldn’t pass on a second visit.
We were greeted by several members of the community. The Massai dress is traditionally red to scare off wild animals, and their ornamentation of beaded jewelry and hair accents are bright and colorful.
We were informed that we would be greeted with a traditional welcoming song and then make our way into the village.
We spent time with the men who had a traditional jumping competition to show their masculinity and then taught traditional fire building.
We enjoyed a song by the women that included some of our groups women and then we were invited to visit to one of their huts and spend some time shopping for local handicrafts.
This is one of those blog posts where a picture is worth a 1,000 words, and we think the the videos we captured are amazing.
We are SO glad we spent more time with these awesome people.