The Maasai tribe has been very independent and likes to live off the blood of cattle. They also take meat and milk from the very cattle, which gave them milk earlier.
These people live in both Kenya and Tanzania. However most people think that the Maasai are Kenyans, a myth that needs to be dispensed off! The Maasai dominate the areas where Maasai Mara and Serengeti National Parks are.
Would You Like to Engage in Maasai Traditions?
There are many intriguing Maasai traditions. A local community tour through the Maasailand will enable you get to learn about the culture and lifestyle of these people. Good enough there are well trained local guides from the Maasai Community who lead tours in both Kenya and Tanzania.
How Do the Maasai Live?
They have a mixed diet and usually are found in the desert type of land. Their life usually depend on cattle just like other nomadic tribes. Surprisingly, they take little of wild meat and that is why they relate well with the national parks.
The Maasai live a very sedentary pattern of life and some of them have been successful in buying cultivated food as well as growing them. They live in communities and you can enjoy a village stay on a well organized tour through the Serengeti or Maasai Mara.
The Maasai men are mainly warriors and are mostly six feet tall with beaded hair and wear a shuka, which is a red checked blanket.
The Maasai boys have a circumcision ceremony when they turn 14 and they spend at least 8 years taking care of the livestock away from their villages. When they come back, they become warriors and then get married.
The Maasai women take care of the domestic household work milk the cows and collect water. They take care of the children and look beautiful with their large beaded necklace and long braided hair. Tourists coming to Africa love to take photos of Maasai women.
Experience Aunthentic Tours
People in fact visit Tanzania and Kenya for the national parks, wildlife and for this indigenous tribal clan. However these wildlife parks are a problem to the Maasai. As the wildlife occupy the large tracts of land which disturbs their cattle.
There are many cultural tours in Maasai land and these safaris fill the tourist with sufficient know how of Maasai culture and tradition.
Know all about the Maasai tribe, which are Eastern African culture.