Maasai Life in Photos: A journey through Northern Tanzania

32 Photos of Maasai life taken during our travels through Northern Tanzania, Arusha and Ngorongoro

32 Photos of Maasai life taken during our travels through Northern Tanzania, Arusha and Ngorongoro

 

During our week in Northern Tanzania we spent many hours driving from park to park.  We passed through countless villages along the way and witnessed the day to day life of the Maasai people.

Below is a selection of 30 photos of Maasai life taken during our travels.

Maasai market

Not far outside of Arusha, on our way to Tarangire, we stopped to witness this Maasai market alongside the highway.

Maasai market

The market was very busy with a variety of items on offer.

Bananasa for sale at a Maasai market

Piles of bananas were available at this Maasai market

Shoes for sale at a Maasai market

The shoes available at the Maasai market




Maasai herding cows

Maasai men herding their cows

Maasai herding goats

Maasai with their goats

Maasai in Ngorongoro

A Maasai man waves as we pass by

Woman carrying basket on head

We were amazed by the women carrying all sorts of items on their heads

Maasai women carrying baskets on head

Maasai women just outside of Tarangire

Maasai woman carrying bucket on head

Maasai woman carrying sack on head

Maasai women and children

Maasai woman with her children and dog

Maasai with donkeys

A young Maasai caring for his donkeys

Maasai with donkeys

Maasai with donkey fetching water

A donkey helping fetch water and supplies




Maasai woman walking

We often wondered how many kilometres a Maasai woman or man walked each day

Maasai village

A Maasai community

Maasai with camels

Maasai man with his camels

Maasai taking a break while cattle graze

Maasai taking a rest as the cows graze

Maasai shop

A Maasai shop alongside the highway

Maasai school

A Maasai school

Maasai in Ngorongoro

A Maasai man in Ngorongoro conservation area

Maasai homes in Ngorongoro

Maasai homes in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Maasai huts

Maasai huts

Maasai children on side of road

Maasai children walking alongside the highway

Maasai alongside road

Maasai women alongside the highway

 

Maasai boys with painted face

A group of Maasai boys with painted faces.  It was explained to us that this is part of a the rite of passage for Maasai boys to become warriors.  After getting circumsized they paint their faces and wear black clothing for about 3 months.

Maasai boy with painted face

Maasai herd

One of hundreds of Maasai herds we passed

Maasai hut

Traditional Maasai bomas

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30 Photos of Maasai Life taken during our travels through Northern Tanzania

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