For a truly memorable African experience, nothing beats a stay with the Masai in this remote wilderness. You will drift to sleep with the occasional sound of lions roaring through the night and have the option of taking part in 'firewatch', to keep the camp perimeter fires burning all night, very exciting! You will camp near to the local Masai Chief's Boma, far out on the flood-plain which is home to the highest density of lions and the only sustainable population of Puku (a rare type of antelope) in Tanzania. There will be game drives, walking safaris, a visit to a Masai Boma and a chance to try traditional food and learn tracks and signs from the local people. For the particularly adventurous, you can learn to kill and skin a goat before roasting it in the traditional manner.
This area is the center in the local conflict between people and wild life. In addition the the local Maasai community (which is relatively small) the is a large Sukuma Population. This tribe farms as well as rear cattle and there is a degree of antipathy with both the other local communities and the nearby hunting company. They build there houses in a different style and are clearly recognisable from their decorative shukas. If you are interested in seeing day to day change in the ecology of Africa then this is a great location for you to visit.
Story telling is a great tradition amongst these pastoralist people, and, with the help of you guide, you can exchange stories of the wilderness and come away with many happy memories. The local young warriors or Morani may try to convince you to partake in their snuff, this is very strong be warned!
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