Visual Adventure: Local Living Kenya—Masai Village

Sacha Mlynek June 5, 2014 4

Ever had a moment like this in your travels? You’re sitting in some kind of vehicle, watching the landscape slip by outside. You’re taking note of the details – really collecting them to help form your impression of the country you’re in. One thing’s for certain: All you want to do is stop, get out, walk to the nearest village or city, and immerse yourself in the culture, far away from the travelling routes and right into daily life.

In Kenya, the Masai people live close to – and, in some cases, right inside – Serengeti National Park. Each year, thousands of travellers see them in their brightly coloured apparel, and witness the traditional dances made famous from years of tourist exposure. But to get a real sense of how the Masai live, you’ll need more than an afternoon.

We hope this visual adventure inspires you to see that slowing down and staying centered while you’re travelling will allow you to take delight in the details – for they are from what the whole is made.

Meeting the host of the Masai village, Maji Moto.

Meeting the host of the Masai village, Maji Moto.

Right in the middle of everything. Tents in the village.

Right in the middle of everything. Tents in the village.

Visiting the village school.

Visiting the village school.

Amazing performance.

Amazing performance.

The dining hut at camp.

The dining hut at camp.

All around the campfire.

All around the campfire.


Getting There

Keen on living like a local? G Adventures is pleased to offer Local Living Kenya—Masai Village. And, with a wide range of departure dates and activities to cater for different tastes you’ve got nothing holding you back. We’re thrilled at the prospect of showing you this part of the world as you’ve never seen it — check out our small group trips to Africa here.

4 Comments »

  1. Barbara Edwards October 7, 2014 at 1:40 am - Reply

    Re: Kenya; Yes, I would like to meet the local people however I really want to see and experience the wildlife. Tell me how much viewing and what animals I might see on a trip like this.

  2. Graeme Dorras October 7, 2014 at 7:21 am - Reply

    what type of vaccinations are req’d when travelling to kenya, are there any restrictions due to the ebola outbreak ?

  3. Sacha Mlynek October 7, 2014 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Hi Graeme,

    We suggest you consult with a travel clinic for the vaccinations requirements to Kenya as they will have the most up to date information. Current updates to our travels to Africa would be found here: http://www.gadventures.com/safety-updates/

  4. Sacha Mlynek October 7, 2014 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Hi Barbara,

    The Local Living – Kenya is a chance to get to know a Masai community. There won’t be ample wildlife viewing opportunities on tour. What would be good would be to combine this with a safari trip! Our tours to Kenya can be found here:

    https://www.gadventures.com/destinations/africa/kenya/

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