The Masai

Ever been thrilled by the unique and sustained culture of a particular African ethnic group? If yes, then this journey to East Africa is in your best interest.

The Masai of Kenya and northern Tanzania are a distinctive African ethnic group by their exceptional customs and dressing. Masai are semi- nomadic people who reside near the game parks of East Africa.

The Masai are characterized by piercing and stretching of earlobes created by materials such as twigs, stones, piece of elephant tusks and empty film canisters which have been used to both pierce and stretch the lobes.

Women wear various forms of beaded ornaments in both the ear lobe, and smaller piercings at the top of the ear and rings around their necks.

It will interest you to know that many Masai tribes throughout Tanzania and Kenya welcome visitors to their villages to experience their culture, traditions, and lifestyle.

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2 Responses

  1. Patrick says:

    Very good piece, but i think it lacks a bit of clarity…. At least you should have provided us with the history/origin of the name “Masai” for us to appreciate their characteristics well… Anyway, good job done!

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