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Maasai People

Culture Tourism


In Tanzania the Maasai are mainly found in the Arusha region concentratingin  Monduli, Loliondo,Arumeru and Ngorongoro areas. they normallt live in clans which are characterized by a cluster of their mud houses built closely next to each other and referred to as a ‘Boma’. These Bomas are built in largely open areas where they can accommodate their livestock as well and fenced off with thorny bushes for protection.

The Maasai people who are living around the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are a big attraction to tourism due to their rich culture. Their way of living and dressing is a big amusement to the Western world, thus attracting tourists in large numbers, aiding the countries economy and opportunities.

Their main color of dressing is bright red; they plaster themselves with red ochre dung, dug from the ground and softened with cow fat. The liquid mixture is applied to the garments thus turning them red. They normally sit and sleep on the ground thus the red color matches with the look of the soil. Since they do not wash their clothes, water is very scarce, this mixture hides the dirt and they will always look clean

Datoga Tribe

 

Culture Tourism

Residing along the banks of the Lake Eyasi in Tanzania, the Datoga tribe are a relatively peaceful people particularly skilled at farming. These indigenous people consider themselves the oldest tribe in Tanzania(bushmen also clams this fame)The Bushmen are said to be more than 10,000 years old and the second oldest people on earth. The Bushmen or “the forgotten people”, have been in this area hunting/gathering and living their traditional lifestyle.