What do the Maasai value most?
The Maasai have great family values where children are raised collectively by the whole community. Food and labor is shared throughout the village. Land, cattle, and children are valued most in the Maasai society.
What do the Maasai do with their dead?
The Maasai do not believe as an after life. Most dead bodies are simply thrown to the wild forests for scavengers. Burials are believed to harm the soil and is reserved only for some chiefs. In fact, in some occasions, the dead would be smeared with fat so as to easily attract wild animals to eat the bodies.
Is the Maasai tribe still around today?
Unlike many other tribes in Kenya, the Maasai are semi-nomadic and pastoral: they live by herding cattle and goats. The Maasai have not fared well in modern Africa. With these two treaties, the Maasai lost about two-thirds of their lands and were relocated to less fertile parts of Kenya and Tanzania.
How is the Maasai circumcised?
The type of circumcision that the Maasai perform is called clitoridectomy, in which the entire clitoris or part of the clitoris, and at times the adjacent labia, is removed. The primary reason female circumcision is practiced among the Maasai is that it is considered a rite of passage.
What are the two season the Maasai experience?
Tip Travel Masai Mara experiences two dry seasons and two rainy seasons. The long cool-dry season from July to October is considered by most to be the best time of year to visit Masai Mara but is also the costliest season The absence of rain means that the flora is less dense, so animals are easier to observe.
What is the best time to visit Masai Mara?
Many visitors come for the Wildebeest Migration every year. The best time to visit the Masai Mara for this world-famous spectacle is from about August to November. Although, due to varying rainfall patterns, the exact timing varies from year to year.
Is Masai Mara Safari safe?
The Masai Mara is a very safe park to visit, in our opinion. Most people fly to the park, which is not only the most comfortable, but also the safest way to travel. Self-drive visitors need to take caution when driving to the park.
How much is a Masai Mara safari?
Masai Mara Tier One Camps And Lodges The Masai Mara Safari Tier 1 (Premier Experience) rooming & safari activity rate in Kenya starts from US $750 to US $1250 per person/night sharing on average with the very few topping to around $1750 a night for a highly exclusive, upmarket and private experience.
How long does it take to drive from Nairobi to Masai Mara?
about five to six hours
Can you fly from Nairobi to Masai Mara?
By plane from Nairobi If you’re short on time, the best option is to fly from Nairobi to Masai Mara to one of the airstrips. You can take a domestic flight from Wilson Airport (WIL) in Nairobi to an airstrip closest to your accommodation in Masai Mara.
How do you get to Masai Mara?
Wilson Airport and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi is the nearest airstrip to Masai Mara National Park. It takes about 45 minutes from Airport to travel to Masai Mara. Also, you can fly all the way to Mara from the international airport which takes 45-minutes.
How much is a hot air balloon ride in Masai Mara?
The balloon rides at the Masai Mara cost about $410 for an adult. For children under the age of 12 years its $300 per person (this price is not inclusive of the transportation and accommodation to the Masai Mara, something that a tour operator like us can advise you on)..
What animals can you see in the Masai Mara?
Wildlife & Animals – Masai Mara NR
- White RhinoNone.
- Black RhinoRare.
How do I plan a trip to Masai Mara?
Masai Mara safari itinerary
- 6.5 hour drive from Nairobi to Masai Mara.
- check-in to the lodge; lunch and 3 hour rest; 2.5 hour game drive in the park; dinner; sleep.
How long is the Masai Mara Safari?
Why should I visit Masai Mara?
Abundance of wildlife The Masai Mara is home to Africa’s famous Big Five species, as well as an abundance of other wildlife, including wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, antelope, ostrich, giraffe, cheetah, hyena and many more.
Can you self drive in the Masai Mara?
The Masai Mara is not recommended as a self-drive destination.