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Maasai Customs and Traditions

When people speak of Kenya, they also talk about one tribe in particular, the Masai (or Maasai if in Tanzania). The Masai tribe lives on the border on Kenya and Tanzania. There are tours that take you to Masai Mara National Reserve and Amboseli National Park (or Serengeti National Park if you are in Tanzania) to visit the Masai tribe.

What makes this tribe famous is the fact they had retained many of their traditional ways even though Kenya is becoming more modern and industrialized. Yes, some members of the Masai tribe have moved out of their homeland and into urban areas. A good portion have remained and kept their customs.

Here are some interesting facts and traditions of the Masai tribe:

Sources for this article:

Olbalbal A Day in Maasailand by Barbara A Margolies published in 1994 by Four Winds Press New York.

Growing Up Masai by Tom Shachtman published in 1981 by Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. New York.

Boy of the Masai by Natalie Donna published in 1964 by Dodd, Mead & Company New York.

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