The Maasai people are one of the most visited and photographed ethnic groups in Africa inhabiting the Savannah plains of the central and southern Kenya and contiguous to the northern dry corridors of the Savannah after Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. No wonder the Masaimara territory’s recipes are disturbed throughtout the year but well there is much more left for us to discover on our Kenya Safari and a short visit to the Maasai people with aesthetic unique appearance of a true African warrior loaded with their culture symbolism.
The Masai people form part of the Nilotic ethnic group that inhabited the Savannah plains, due to their way of life, the Maasai are registered to the True African warriors whose life depended most on cattle grazing and thus couldn’t resist falling away from the game parks of the African Great Lakes. Their distinct dress code together with their customs fives an authentic taste to the pearl of Africa.
Don’t mind about the Masai language, you don’t speak their “Maa language”, but you spiritually share a common bond, be part of their cultural activities and listen to the lost golden age societies with alot to offer. The Maasai people’s language -Maa language has some resemblance to the Nilo-Saharan family that is related to Dinka and Nuer languages.
The Maasai people have surely delayed to cope up with the modern trend, their economy largely based on cattle for social and religious values gives them no spying appetite to the neighboring development, the number of heads of cattle marks the status of social hierarchy in the society. Well, some have decided to jump on the bitten path and have learnt more official languages of Kenya especially Swahili and English.