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Independent travellers might want to go on their own when visiting the land of the Masai. Holiday tour groups, organized by professionals, are the better route to take. I highly recommend going with others who know the people, terrain and customs in order to enjoy your trip to the fullest.
Depending on the specific spots you choose to visit (the Masai lands are quite vast), you should try to time your holiday to match the wildebeest migration. It's one of the greatest animal shows there is - watch the Wildebeest migration movie in my movie gallery to see just how great... Millions of animals travel down through this corridor of land each year, to follow the rainfall patterns.
Wildlife Parks in Masai Land
If you are taking a vacation to the land of the Masai, there are lots of parks and preserves in the region that you should have on your itinerary. The world-famous Masai Mara preserve (in Kenya) as well as the Serengeti National park (in Tanzania) are both located on what was once Masai land. A safari to either of these parks will almost guarantee you some spectacular wildlife sightings. Even if your trip is focused on visiting the people of the Masai, you shouldn't overlook the opportunity to explore these wild game parks.
An Adventure for Everyone
Don't discount an African safari holiday just because you are not in athletic shape, either. Many tours are available that can accommodate any level of fitness, from strictly jeep-driven tours to strenuous hiking or walking tours. Access in most parks is allowed only in a vehicle, anyway. You can stay in lodges with all the comforts of home, or really experience the African grassland by sleeping outdoors in tents, which is possible starting from around $70 per person per day, including everything. A Masai holiday is truly for anyone.
Related articles about the Masai:
Masai tribe – Overview
The Masai warriors
Masai Mara National Reserve
How do the Masai dance?
Masai culture - Introduction
Safari in Masai Mara
Masai land - The vast Masai territories
Cattle of the Masai
The White Masai (book and movie)
Tribes in Kenya - Overview
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