August 28, 2002 | Leave a Comment

Maasai  manAt the Sarova Mara camp we met Solomon, who speaks English as well as Swahili and Maa (the language of the Maasai people). Solomon told us a lot about Maasai culture: clan structure and function, doweries, raising and herding cattle, use of herbs.

The Maasai are known for wearing red, but the plaid fabrics are a relatively recent development; they were brought to Africa by the Brits in the 19th century. I think they make the Maasai look like a bunch of very dark Scottsmen.

(From a 2002 trip to Kenya.)


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