Visiting the Maasai ethnic group in Kenya, Maasai ethnic group is one of the most famous ethnic groups in Africa, in Kenya it is the best known cultural group. Clad in colorful shukas, these tall, bejeweled people have preserved their traditional way of life, uninfluenced by cultural trends elsewhere. The Maasai people are semi-Nordic people located primarily in Kenya and Northern parts of Tanzania, in Kenya they are can be seen in Maasai Mara National Reserve and Lamu among other parts. These nomadic people live in bomas and work as goat and cattle herders. During your visiting the Maasai ethnic group in Kenya there is much to learn and enjoy about this ethnic group ranging from culture, their way of life and clothing among others.
What to experience about Visiting the Maasai ethnic group in Kenya
Way of Life
The Maasai nomadic people live in bomas and work as goat and cattle herders. In the Maasai society, wealth and success are measured in terms of herd ownership. This way of life extends to their diet, which consists mainly of cattle and goat products such as meat, blood and milk. Maasai men are divided by age into groups child, junior warrior and senior warrior, junior elder and senior elder. The young men must be initiated into warrior hood before they can marry. It is also traditional practice that both men and women are circumcised.
Maasai people have a strong belief in God, whom they call Enkai. Like most Kenyans they are warm and welcoming and enjoy entertaining visitors with song and dance as well as high jumping from a standing position, a traditional sport for Maasai men.
The Maasai men have numerous traditions and ceremonies they perform. The best known traditional ceremony is known as the Warrior jumping dance where young Maasai Moran leap into the air from a standing position order to demonstrate strength and agility.
The members of the Maasai wear lush arrays of beaded arnaments, colour their hair red and decorate it with finely plaited sisal fibre.
The Maasai speak the Maasai Language which is an Eastern Nilotic language closely related to Samburu the language of the Samburu people in central Kenya and to Camus spoken south and southeast of Lake Baringo in Kenya. Most Maasai people also speak Swahili an official language of East Africa.
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How to book a safari to Kenya?
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You will need to purchase the tourist visa to get to Kenya. Many travelers prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Kenya this is the best option and you will be able to get the Kenya Tourist Visa online upon paying USD51.00 for Tourist Visa
Where to stay best for Visiting the Maasai ethnic group in Kenya
Lodge options to stay in during Visiting the Maasai ethnic group in Kenya range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget.
What is the best time to Visit the Maasai ethnic group in Kenya?
Visiting the Maasai ethnic group is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November this offers great sightings and easy shoots.
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