Inside a Masai Mara School – VII

Experiencing a Masai Mara School : A Short Detour

We had our fill of African Safari Game viewing inside Masai Mara for the last two days and a half. Now it is time for us to be heading back to our Eco camp and on our way we took a short detour in order to visit a neighboring Masai school. We met the Vice -principal, (since the principal was away) and he spoke about the students, their backgrounds, the school, about the teachers and also about the grants and aids that ran the school. The Principal’s office was decorated nicely with charts and graphs illustrating the school’s progress. My wife, herself a teacher, was interested to join a class. So me, my wife and our 9 year old participated

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Trip to a Masai Village

A Masai Village :  This is part 5 of my Masai Mara Kenya Travelogue

No trip of Masai Mara is complete without a visit to a Masai Village. It seemed that our Masai guide was also aware of this and the trip to a Masai Village was always in their cards. The other reason is that every trip by a tourist to a village helps these Masais with the money that the visitors willing spend on buying the Masai artifacts and their home-made infacts. So  as we scooted and bumped along the forest lanes and open grass fields of the Savannahs, a quick few turns and we found ourselves stopping outside the perimieter of a Masai village. A couple of horns and out came a few Masai men, with their traditional attire and their leans upright body in that stealthy gait that they have. We spoke a little, one of them could speak decent English. His name is Kaai, and he said that they would be willing to show us around their village, but there was a monetary charge that they ask from Tourists. A big of negotiations and we agreed soon.I paid 60 USD for our family.  What one should remember while trying to negotiate a price with the Masais is that all of the money collected by the different Masai villages goes to the support of their local schools. So, I suggest, be generous.

Here we were welcomed with a series of traditional Masai dances,

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Masai Mara Safari Game Drives – IV

Masai Mara Safari Game Drives : This is part 4 of my Masai Mara Kenya Travelogue

The rains had stopped inside Masai Mara, Kenya by then, but it had already left large and treacherous puddles of water in the muddy road and small streamlets seemed to have emerged from everywhere. The vehicle seemed harder to control now and it started to revolt and slip at every turn; Kantaai was having a tough time. Now the evening was slowly giving way to darkness and the light drizzle was still there, we saw a couple of elephants, eating out from a few trees.

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