The Maasai tribe in Kenya is a unique and popular tribe due to their long preserved culture. Despite education, civilization and western cultural influences, the Maasai people have clung to their traditional way of life, making them a symbol of Kenyan culture. The warrior is of great importance as a source of pride in the Maasai culture. To be a Maasai is to be born into one of the world's last great warrior cultures. From boyhood to adulthood, young Maasai boys begin to learn the responsibilities of being a man (helder) and a warrior. The role of a warrior is to protect their animals from human and animal predators, to build kraals (Maasai homes) and to provide security to their families.
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When an orphan arrives at the DSWT Nursery, he or she is embarking on a journey back to the wild — one that can span up to ten years!
Little Musiara is just beginning his journey. We rescued him when he was just six weeks old, after he was spotted trailing a herd that he clearly did not belong to. Seven months down the road, he's overcome some serious health issues and is now blossoming under the attentive care of our Keepers and a legion of mini-mums, like Godoma (pictured here). Musiara will spend a few years at the Nursery, and when he's ready, he'll graduate to one of our Reintegration Units, which will carry him to his eventual complete reintegration into the wild.
To support Musiara on his journey, foster him at:
So sad to say, but I'm leaving Kenya tomorrow its been a blast though and I could not recommend it more to anyone as a beautiful traveling experience.. Here is a photo from a lovely day trip we took to the Marafa depression near the Kenyan coast last month