Maasai woman, Amboseli, Kenya

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The main purpose of our trip in Tanzania and Kenya was of course to visit these huge parks and see as many of the African animals as possible. We didn’t really visit any city or village, didn’t see any market. In this, the trip was very different from any others we did so far. The only people we got to meet were the famous Maasai. They are very impressive, very beautiful people.

Around the world, everybody tries to reach “our modernity”. Very few people accept to remain as they are, with their own way of life and values. The Maasai do. Even considering that the Tanzanian and Kenyan governments have instituted programs to encourage them to abandon their traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle, the Maasai people have continued their age-old customs.

Amboseli Park, Kenya, Africa Feb 2008

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