unrivalled cultural adventure that offers so such more beyond
that of your regular safari. Wildlife galore and breathtaking
scenery and luxury are but one facet of this safari. The
safari embraces the warmth of the African tribes, their
culture and traditions while visiting Kenya’s best
The Masai Culture
was an age-grade system, in which the males were divided
into three groups: youths, warriors (moran), and elders.
When youths became warriors, they moved to a different type
of village, called a manyatta. In the manyatta lived the
warriors, their mothers, sisters, and uninitiated girl lovers.
In contrast, the kraal was made up of families of married
warriors constituted the standing army of the Masai. Males
were youths until they were circumcised, at about the age
of 13 to 17. A year or two before circumcision, the e-unoto
ceremony was held. This ceremony signifies the handing over
the defense of Masai country to the incoming warriors. The
ceremony lasted from three to six months in each division,
and, at the end of it, the outgoing warriors started to
get married and take their place as elders. The warriors
of a single age-group in a single area live in one such
village. A warrior company that lived in a single village
was called sirit. It is known that there was a council of
elders in each village, but apparently
they had little power to compel the warriors to do anything
is known of the religion of the Masai, and those who have
studied it are in disagreement with each other. Evidently
the Masai were monotheistic, and prayed often. The central
figure in the religious system was a "medicine man,"
known as laibon. The laibon were involved in shamanistic
curing, along with divination and prophecy. Their positions
were inherited along "clan" lines.