People & Culture (2)

What a cool experience to go to the supermarket in East Africa and find a Masai warrior, in full attire queued up beside you, usually buying a bag of sugar or some milk, this happens often, especially in towns where there is a big Masai population!

Most locals however, don’t use the big supermarkets, usually preferring to buy from their local ‘Duka’ or ‘Kibanda’ which is a tiny shop often found everywhere even the most remote villages. There are many of these little shops, constructed either from bricks, corrugated iron, wood or even grass thatch. Inside you will find someone selling everything that you may possibly need.

They sell fresh produce straight from the garden, whatever is in season: bananas, mangoes, oranges, tomatoes, coriander, onions, spinach and cabbage.

A good way to recognise one of these little shops is they often have a large poster advertising mobile phone credit of some type stuck on the outside. Inside is an Aladdin’s Cave of merchandise.

As you traverse the rugged terrain of the Masai Mara in East Africa on a Kenya Safari Holiday or a Tanzania Safari Holiday you may perchance have the luck of meeting a Masai Warrior! The Masai are famous for thier Masai Sandals, enjoy our blog and discover why!

The Masai are extremely amazing people who typically live around the southern areas of Kenya and northern region of Tanzania, in fact they know no borders, carry no passports and freely cross between the two countries as they have done since time immemorial. 

As well as wearing the red blanket or 'shuka' and the colourful beads there is something else that sets their unique appearance apart!

Now, if you look down at their feet you will find the most astonishing pair of shoes you have ever seen!  But you have to be there to see it and believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!