All Things Maasai is a tour in the Magical Kenya Signature Experience Collection– curated, unique, authentic and exceptional once-in-a-lifetime Kenyan travel experiences accredited by the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB)
On this Pack & Go 2-day cultural safari you visit a traditional Maasai village to engage with these amazing people who make up the colorful tapestry of tribal life in Kenya. This interactive experience allows you to meet the infamous warriors, village elders and Maasai women, and take part in some of their daily activities to learn about their traditional way of life that has not changed for centuries. You will be invited to become an honorary member of the Maasai, and learn how to throw a warrior’s spear, create decorative jewelry, and join in their vibrant singing and dancing. It’s a wonderful opportunity to gain an insight into Kenyan rural life and share and listen to stories and beliefs with individuals from a completely different world and culture.
Day 1: Become an Honorary Maasai
Begin the day with a drive into the magnificent Maasai heartland where you will be met by one of the Maasai village elders. He will take you on a tour to explain how the Maasai have managed these precious lands for centuries, and you watch the daily cattle drive and learn about some of the local plants used to make medicinal remedies. Then sit down with some young Maasai warriors, or morans, who describe various aspects of their fascinating rites of passage, and who will teach you how to throw a traditional spear or even how to climb an acacia thorn tree in the event there is danger from predators in the bush. In the afternoon you will spend some time with the Maasai women of the village who will show you the techniques of weaving the frame of a new manyatta – a traditional Maasai homestead.
Day 2: Maasai Life in Focus
Maasai Life in Focus
Begin the day back at the village by learning the traditional Maasai welcome with singing and dancing, which might include the extraordinary jumping dance, or ‘adumu’ which is how Maasai warriors demonstrate their prowess. Your host for the day has 52 siblings and his father has 6 wives; a starkly different kind of community structure to the one we are familiar with. Use the time to get to know your host and ask the questions you might have, and enjoy the humor and warm nature of the villagers as you discover that they are just as interested in your life as you are in theirs. After a traditional Maasai lunch, you enjoy some more dance lessons and sit with the women to learn how to make some traditional beaded jewelry, and then head out to help some of the community members finish the manyatta build.
On the evening of Day 1, we enjoy dinner at a restaurant the locals love in Nairobi – we always have lots of fun and it’s a great opportunity to discuss and ask us all the questions that come to mind about the various communities and projects we visit.
- 01 x night accommodation at Palacina Hotel
- Air-conditioned hotel transfers
- A light lunch
- Unlimited fruit, tea, coffee and water
- A handmade Masai wrist band
- Services of our professional guide every step of the way