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The Maasai are among the local semi-nomadic population inhabiting the northern Tanzania. They are best known as the fierce WARRIORS of East Africa for their residence near many National Parks of the African great Lakes and their distinctive customs in life style. They still exist on a diet of milk, blood, and meat; however, it is becoming very common place to supplement their diet with grain. The Maasai travel in clans living off their cattle herds along and build their family homes in circular enclosures protected by thorny makeshift fences.
They often keep their cattle in an enclosure in the centre of the ‘BOMA’ (home). Maasai are a fascinating ancestry group of noble people with a beautiful and interesting culture stories every visitor would never want to miss. Their cultural distinctiveness is now accessible to Eco-tourists in Tanzania. Preservation of their proud traditions has set the Maasai apart from other indigenous groups in the country, and embodies a side Pure African cultural history a few outsiders can contact.
Marangu Treks And Safaris will offer you a memorable opportunity to interactively experience the Maasai way of life through day trips. You will be able to participate in a variety of unique cultural activities, and encouraged to engage as deep into the experience as one would wish to.!!!
At the base of Mount Kilimanjaro on the border between Moshi and Arusha lies one of the many homes to one of the most famous tribes in Tanzania; the Masai. The Masai are one of only 2 tribes Tanzania, the other being the Bushman, who retain their original culture and practices. The Masai practice a type of living called Nomadic Pastoralism.
This is where people move with their cattle to find suitable grazing areas before returning to their home base. Within the Masai tribe the men and older children move with the cattle, taking care of them as they graze, while the women stay at home and take care of the home and younger children. By travelling and spending a day in one of their villages, you will get a true insight into the way that they live.
As well as witnessing many of their original traditions, you will have the opportunity to see the process of a goat or sheep being slaughtered right up to the point where it is put on the bbq and cooked. If you wish you can then take part in a traditional Masai feast. A truly unique and insightful day that you will definitely never forget.