The Maasai Cultural Tour

The Maasai cultural tour encompasses a trip to the Masai village, a place which is in its own right one of a kind. Just outside the Masai Mara National Reserve is a Maasai Community called Mara Rianda.

There exists an organized traditional Masai homestead (Manyattas) which consists of 48 traditional houses surrounding a cattle enclosure (www. governors camp. camp )

Masai Mara safari will give you a chance to visit some of the oldest inhabitants of East Africa, live in villages made up of small grass-thatched mud structures. They are surrounded by their cattle, which are their prestigious possession.

Their cattle are regarded with an outstanding reverence. Besides this, they also own other smaller livestock like goats. The noble tribe is one of the very few tribes that have retained most of their traditions, lifestyle, and lore. The Masai people speak the “Maa” language!

What you notice as soon as you enter the village, are the many visible colors of Masai garments. The men poised with their spears, stand tall and proud.

The women, on other hand, are bejeweled with bright beaded earrings and scarves, both adorned with the brilliant red, blue and purple patterns of the shukas they wear.

The bright shukas contrast strongly and vividly with the greens and brown layout of the prevailing landscape. The appealing beadwork of necklaces, bracelets, and amulets has just more than just an ornamental value. The women create these meticulously handcrafted pieces to express their identity and social status

Standing in muted contrast to the colorful villagers are the brown and grey of the Masai’s houses called Boma. These are small structures with thatched roofs.

As a tradition, it is the duty of the Masai women to build sturdy dwellings. They begin with a framework of timber poles into which they interweave smaller branches to form a structure.

These are then covered with a mixture of mud, grass, cow dung, urine, and ash. Their men build the protective fencing around the village to ward off lions and other predators from their livestock

A visit to the Masai village gives you an opportunity to join in their graceful ever-changing rhythmic call-and-response singing, and perhaps their most widely known dance in the Adumu or ‘jumping dance”. You also get to acquire a handmade souvenir, specially crafted to remind you of your thrilling visit to Masai Mara

Maasai People Cultural Tour Kenya

Maasai People Cultural Tour Kenya