8 Dec 2018 Selenkay Reserve, Kenya
We just had a very authentic cultural visit to a local Maasai village. This was not a re-enactment of traditional ways… they still live like this. We were greeted by hunters and then walked into the village, where we listened to a welcome song.
While this may seem contrived, and yes they would have repeated it for every visitor… there was no doubt that they actually lived in the mud huts we toured, and brought their sheep/ goats/ cows inside the compound every night to protect them from predators. No electricity, no tv, no internet… but many had cell phones (not sure how they’d charge them). They have an amazingly strong desire to maintain their own insular culture.
Ear piercing to the max!