A Glimpse into the World of Tanzania’s Real Maasai

For many travellers, the reason for visiting new countries is to learn about new foods, new cultures, new people, and different ways of life, which is perhaps we are so intrigued about other ethnic groups and nomadic tribes such as the Maasai of Tanzania.

For those of us living in the Western World, it is often hard to understand how these tribes can survive in such harsh conditions, but despite the shortage of water, lack of food, the incessant heat, and the constant threat of lion attacks, they seem to thrive, and live a life they may be considered much more fulfilling than our own.

While many Maasai ‘Villages’ have opened up their doors to welcome tourists who are visiting Tanzania to Climb Kilimanjaro or take a Safari Holiday in the Serengeti, they have evolved to become nothing more than a show and a money generating machine, which is disappointing, but understandable.

Maasai are very proud and very private people, they do not want troops of travellers stomping around their village each day, and so if you want to get a glimpse of the ‘real’ Maasai, you should consider doing so from a distance…


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