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A VISIT TO MAASAI VILLAGE IN MANYARA

We got a chance to visit Maasai village in Mto wa mbu,about 15km from the center with our two guests from CANADA.This was a part of our trip of 4 days 3 Nights including visiting the famous Ngorongoro conservation area,Tarangire National Park and the Maasai village

 

The Maasai dancing,

The Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Northern Tanzania. They are among the best known of African ethnic groups due to their distinctive customs and dress. They are member of the Nilo-Saharan family that is related to Dinka and Nuer and are also educated in the official languages of Tanzania: Swahili and English.

The Tanzanian governments have instituted programs to encourage the Maasai to abandon their traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle, but the people have continued their age-old customs. Recently, Oxfam has claimed that the lifestyle of the Maasai should be embraced as a response to climate change because of their ability to farm in deserts and scrublands. Many Maasai tribes throughout Tanzania welcome visits to their village to experience their culture, traditions, and lifestyle.

 our guests and our guide in Maasai village

There are an estimated one million Maasai living in Kenya and Tanzania. They are perhaps one of the best known people of Africa due to the facts that they have a very interesting culture and that they live near many of Africa's most popular tourist attractions like the Serengeti, Massai Mara, Ngorongoro, Amboseli, and Tarangire National Park

 

OUR GUESTS WITH ONE OF THE MAASAI LEADER

 

Maasai families live in an enclosure called a Enkang which typically contains ten to twenty small huts. The enclosure is protected by a fence or bushes with sharp thorns.

Maasai huts are very small, with usually only one or two rooms and not high enough for these tall people to stand.

 

Maasai huts in Manyara

 

 

 

 

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