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Meet The Maasai In Kenya and Tanzania

A safari holiday gives your family a wonderful chance to meet local tribal people and experience their culture. This is especially true in Tanzania and Kenya where colourful Maasai and Samburu tribes live. These encounters are arranged privately for your family in a natural way. There are no tour groups and no-one pressing you to buy things or give money. A safari holiday gives your family a wonderful chance to meet local tribal people and experience their culture. This is especially true in Tanzania and Kenya where colourful Maasai and Samburu tribes live. These encounters are arranged privately for your family in a natural way. There are no tour groups and no-one pressing you to buy things or give money.
A safari holiday gives your family a wonderful chance to meet local tribal people and experience their culture. This is especially true in Tanzania and Kenya where colourful Maasai and Samburu tribes live. These encounters are arranged privately for your family in a natural way. There are no tour groups and no-one pressing you to buy things or give money. A safari holiday gives your family a wonderful chance to meet local tribal people and experience their culture. This is especially true in Tanzania and Kenya where colourful Maasai and Samburu tribes live. These encounters are arranged privately for your family in a natural way. There are no tour groups and no-one pressing you to buy things or give money.
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Stay Somewhere That Gives Back
Some of Kenya’s best safari lodges are located on private reserves owned by tribal people. They work in the lodge, protect the reserve from poaching and the village benefits financially from the partnership.

Your family can enjoy superb wildlife viewing and can also spend some time experiencing the local culture firsthand. In our experience the people you meet will form some of your most precious memories of your family safari.
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Learn Traditional Warrior Skills
At some safari properties, Maasai warriors will teach your children secrets of bush skills and ancient folklore which have enabled them to thrive in the bush for centuries.

They can learn to track animals, understand the medicinal uses of plants, learn to use a bow and arrow, and get dressed up and have their face painted as a Maasai! In the evening, listen to the hauntingly beautiful harmonies as they sing around the campfire.
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Learn Traditional Crafts
The Maasai and Samburu are renowned for their use of colour in their traditional garments. The intricate beading and weaving patterns are symbolic of their ancient values and traditions.

It is considered the duty of women to preserve these timeless techniques and they will be happy to share this sacred craft with you during your stay.
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Spend Time With A Local Community
On another day you could visit a local village to learn more about rural life. The village elders will embrace and enthrall you with stories, wisdom passed down through the ages. A local boy might show you his flock of goats, taking great care to tell you each of their names. We can also arrange for your children to spend a day at a local school, learning alongside the local youth before going outside to play football together.

Below are three of our favourite safari properties for connecting with local communities.
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