Africa is the home to some of the last surviving traditional cultures on Earth. The Maasai people, one of the well-known tribes are recognized for their unique and ancient rituals, attire and beliefs. But they are slowly modernizing, and more and younger members are leaving their homelands and traditions for life in the city.
The Maasai are NILOTIC ETHNIC group inhabiting northern, central and southern Kenya and Tanzania. They are among the best known local populations internationally due to their residence near many game parks of Africa’s Great Lake, and their distinctive customs and dress. They speak Maasai language and Swahili but also nowadays mostly of Maasai are going to school so they can speak English and other foreign languages. The Tanzania and Kenya governments have instituted programs to encourage the Maasai to abandon their traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle, but the people have continued their age-old customs