The Maasai


History The Maasai are an indigenous African ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Due to their distinctive customs and dress and residence near the many game parks of East Africa, they are among the most well-known African ethnic groups internationally. They speak Maa, a member of the Nilo Saharan language family that is related to Dinka and Nuer, and are also educated in the official languages of Kenya and Tanzania; Swahili and English. The Maasai population has been variously estimated as 377,089 from the 1989 Census or as 453,000 language speakers in Kenya in 1994 and 430,000 in Tanzania in 1993 with a total estimated as “approaching 900,000” Estimates of the respective Maasai populations in both countries are complicated by the remote locations of many villages, and their semi-nomadic nature.

All of the mentioned villages can be easily reached and a tour can take anywhere from one to three days or longer if so desired. Some of our profits will go to Village development program including Schools, Hospitals and other projects which aim at supporting the area where the village is located. Safari Dream†is dedicated to providing all the villages with some of the benefits from your visit and we endeavor to help them progress by giving back a percentage of our profits.