Masai Warrior Photos

Here are some great Masai warrior photos. Becoming a warrior is the big dream of every young Masai boy. A Masai can only become a warrior in stages, marked by hard and often dangerous initiation rites. Here’s more information about Masai warriors. These Masai pictures will make clear why so many travelers hope to visit this famous tribe in Kenya…

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masai guides, bush safari, kenya

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Above: Two Masai guides on a bush safari around sunset. Tourism is one way the Masai supplement their meager incomes. They receive visitors in their for payment, allow pictures to be taken, perform dances in their village or in tourist resorts, or work as tour guides.


masai warriors involved in a jump dance, masai mara, kenya

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Above: The famous ‘jump dance’ of the Masai. By jumping high into the air, the warriors show their abilities and strength.


masai warriors, ritual dance, rift valley, kenya

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Above: A traditional Masai dance in the Manyatta village in the Rift Valley.


masai warriors at sunset, amboseli national park, kenya

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Above: The Masai live in the Serengeti (Tanzania), Masai Mara and Amboseli (both Kenya) areas. The borders between Tanzania and Kenya, as well as most other African countries, have been created by European politicians in the 19th and 20th century. They are artificial in the eyes of the Masai and aren’t really recognized.


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Above: Two Masai warriors. Masai men move to various stages in their life, with rituals or initiations in between them. Before becoming a senior warrior, a Masai man has to live separate from this family for many years, and kill a lion using only a spear.


ritual dance of masai warriors, rift valley, kenya

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Above: Another Masai dance in a village in the Rift Valley.


masai techer, amboseli national park, kenya

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Above: The official color of the Masai is red. This image shows a Masai teacher in the Eseti Nursery School in Amboseli.


masai women cooking  for wedding feast, amboseli, kenya

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Above: Here are some Masai women preparing a wedding meal in Amboseli National Park.


masai women, masai mara, rift valley, kenya

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Above: Masai children and women in their village in the Masai Mara.


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