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Masai Region / KENYa

  •  The Maasai community are internationally known for their distinctive culture, rituals, 'high jumping dance', custom dress and being courageous warriors.  

  • The restrictions left more than 70,000 Maasai with insufficient land for their livestock as well as water shortages, leaving their cattle at risk of death. The forced evictions in Tanzania are rooted in the country's land governance policies, which fail to provide thousands of people with the right to land.

  • They are one of the very few tribes who have retained most of their traditions, lifestyle and lore. In common with the wildlife with which they co-exist, the Maasai need a lot of land. Unlike many other tribes in Kenya, the Maasai are semi-nomadic and pastoral: they live by herding cattle and goats.

  •  Masai are very friendly and take immense pride in their dress and so will likely be happy to oblige. However, occasionally you may encounter an older member of the Masai community who will decline a photograph. But my intentions on the ground made it that it was never the case. 

  • The color red. Red symbolizes bravery, unity, and blood. It is also seen as the colour of Maasai ethnicity, especially the Morans (warriors) prefer wearing red Shuka, a traditional garment with a check board pattern.


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