I wasn’t too sure what to think about the Massai tribes. On our way into the Mara the roadside was littered with rubbish. The tribes set up camp and when they move on the leave everything there. Plastic bags were just as much of the landscape as a Wildebeest. The Massai are always arguing with the Kenyan government to what consists as their land. The more they move into the game reserve the more habitat is destroyed by them. As an initiation to adult the children used to have to kill a lion using tradition Massai weaponry. Fortunately now this is banned and some of the Massai land lies on some of the best game reserves.
Some Massai do stay in one place and this is one of their villages. You have to pay around £20 to go inside. A few of us opted to stay in the vehicles. I was wandering around and quickly found out that you were not allowed to take photos if you didn’t pay to go into the compound. This is one of the things they have given up to tourism. I wasn’t going to let the opportunity go amiss and still shot a few photos around the area. I used my super secret skills and zoom to snap this one of a few tribesmen sheltering from the sun.