The Masai village we visited was made up of two families with a total number of about 120 individuals. The fact that the Masais are polygamous perhaps explain how there could be such a big number making up just of two families. Their circular huts were made of clay, cow dung and wood branches of trees in the neighbourhood. The huts are normally constructed by the ladies. We were taken into one of the huts - and the young Masai who lived there gave us a good explanation of the Masai customs and culture.
We were told about their custom of male circumcision and initiation into adulthood, the polygamous practices and their technique of constructing their huts. The young Masai gentleman had gone to an English medium school and was very fluent in English.
the handsome young Masai gentleman above
took us into his hut and gave us about 30 minutes
of briefing about their life, customs and culture.
the kitchen inside the Masai hut