Visiting the Impressive Masai – Masai Mara – Oloolaimutia – Kenya
If you visit the wonderful country of Kenya you will most definitely go to the impressive Masai too!! Everybody knows about this impressive tribe, I think. They are the long African people that are able to jump really high!! If you book a safari to the National Park Masai Mara you will go and visit a village of this tribe too.
It is a nomadic tribe and our guide told us that they stay for almost 9 years in one spot. Then they pack up and go on.Why this long? They told me that the termites will house under their houses and so destroy theirs in the end. Because there is a school build now for the children in this area they will not go that far away in about 2 years so the children can continue their education.
Check the clip to see how high!
Especially the part where you see the tourists give it a go too 🙂
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Visiting the Masai
Masai Mara, Oloolaimutia – Kenya
They still all have a big knife with them to defend themselfs. You can encounter a wild animal around here. It is also because of that to better not go walk around the area when you stay in a camp near the Masai Mara.
In 2010 a man died that encountered a herd of elephants. He was out walking alone just to explore a bit. He reacted the wrong way, he stayed and watched them. Best way is to go away and not give them any attention.
Read some more tips on Safe on Safari
There were lots of children in the village, not attending school at that moment…
They all like a selfie!!
Visiting the Impressive Masai @ Masai Mara
And there was this beautiful Masai lady standing near the entrance
Next to the house the Masai had a small area where they kept their own cattle, the sheep and goats.
Walking on I got to the kitchen with on both sides rooms. The one left was a bedroom for the children and the one on the right side was the master bedroom. In the kitchen a small fire was burning on the floor and I saw a real kitchen kind of wall on the backside. With cabins and all!! This was the same colour as the house itself. So build in from the beginning!!
Did you know that the women of the village are the builders of houses?
When I asked Sammy why that was he answered: How should we know how that works, where we need to build what? So it’s about how the house was divided in rooms and where and how the kitchen was situated. You see that everything was build in a clever manner. The kitchen was furnished with care for space.
Would you like to sleep in a Masai village?
My short visit has ended already. I made some nice selfies with the men that gave us the tour. I also saw a lady with the traditional Masai clothes.
Don’t you just love it?
The story with this picture is that she didn’t want on the picture and at first was irritated. I did buy something but not from her hand. When she saw I had bought a mask she really liked to go on the picture with me 🙂
And I bought two of those nice, colourful cloths they are all wearing to keep warm. I got this picture because of that!!
Do you see the cloths on the arm of Sammy? They are in The Netherlands now 🙂
Have you ever visited a Masai village?
I would love to hear what you thought about it!
Or would you like to sleep there?
Contact me and I will send a message to Sammy, he would love to accomodate you!
Soon more on Kenya on my blog
For now I can offer my travels from The Gambia 🙂
Having dinner with the locals – Resirest
Surfen the waves of Kartong – Gambia
Going inlands to Wassu and Kuntaur 3 days / 2 nights
Or can I inspire you to go cycling?
I hope you love this world as much as I do!!
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Nice post.images are also looking good.thanks for sharing the article.