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.
Not far outside of Arusha, on our way to Tarangire, we stopped to witness this Maasai market alongside the highway.
The market was very busy with a variety of items on offer.
Piles of bananas were available at this Maasai market
The shoes available at the Maasai market
Maasai men herding their cows
Maasai with their goats
A Maasai man waves as we pass by
We were amazed by the women carrying all sorts of items on their heads
Maasai women just outside of Tarangire
Maasai woman with her children and dog
A young Maasai caring for his donkeys
A donkey helping fetch water and supplies
We often wondered how many kilometres a Maasai woman or man walked each day
A Maasai community
Maasai man with his camels
Maasai taking a rest as the cows graze
A Maasai shop alongside the highway
A Maasai school
A Maasai man in Ngorongoro conservation area
Maasai homes in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Maasai children walking alongside the highway
Maasai women alongside the highway
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.
One of hundreds of Maasai herds we passed
Traditional Maasai bomas
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