Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group inhabiting central and southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the best known local populations due to their residence near the many game parks of the African Great Lakes, and their distinctive customs and dress

About the Maasai

The Maasai are pastoralists. This is characterized by their constant movement in search of greener pastures for the lifestock which is their main source of livelyhood. Due to this kind of lifestyle they do not have permanent houses.

In Tanzania the Maasai are mainly found in the Arusha region concentrating in  Monduli, Loliondo and Ngorongoro areas. they normally live in clans which are characterized by a cluster of their mud houses built closely next to each other and referred to as a ‘Boma’. These Bomas are built in largely open areas where they can accommodate their livestock as well and fenced off with thorny bushes for protection.

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