THROUGH THE EYES OF THE MAASAI – 5 REASONS TO VISIT A MAASAI VILLAGE

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Of Kenya’s 42 tribes the image of the Maasai is the most iconic as one of the only tribes in the country who still retain their traditional way of life – making them one of Kenya’s most famous tourist “attractions”. This has sparked debate in recent years on the negative influence to their culture versus the much-needed money that tourism brings to the poorer communities.

I spent 2 weeks living and volunteering at Maji Moto Cultural Camp; a small tourist camp within the community of Maji Moto set up by Salaton Ole Ntutu – warrior, chief and spiritual leader. Money from tourists goes straight back into Salaton’s community projects like the primary school, widow’s village, health clinic and Medungi Conservation for the protection of land and wildlife.

Salaton Ole Ntutu - Masai warrior and Maji Moto community leader, Kenya Salaton Ole Ntutu

5 REASONS TO VISIT THE MAASAI

1. Experience real life
Salaton’s camp is in the middle of a real living community…

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