The Masai People

Determinedly unchanged by the modern world, the Masai people have captured the imagination of the world with their red cloaks, proud demeanour, mystic love for their cattle and intricate beadwork.

The Masai are a strongly independent people who still value tradition and ritual as an integral part of their everyday lives. They regard themselves not just as residents of this area but that they are as much a part of the life of the land as the land is part of their lives.

Traditionally, the Masai have lived alongside wildlife in harmony. Lions and Wildebeest play as important a role in their cultural beliefs as their own herds of cattle. This unique co-existence of man and wildlife makes the Greater Masai Mara one of the world’s most spectacular wilderness regions.