Thursday, November 4, 2010
The Masai (or Maasai) Tribe represents only a little more than 1% the population of Tanzania and Kenya. However, they totally dominate tourism. Such is why we visited a Masai Village today. Photos of children above and women below:
The chief of the village and I in front of his home:
The tallest nation is now the Netherlands. However, the Masai are taller. Interestingly enough, they were sufficiently fierce as warriors that the slave trade avoided them. Just imagine the USA Olympic basketball team if the Masai were captured and brought to America!
So why do the Masai monopolize the tourist industry in Tanzania and Kenya? I don't know, but it is possible that they just happen to live where safaris go.
Tropical Storm Tomas will attain hurricane strength, but, seems to following earlier models and will move northeast between Cuba and Haiti, bringing a lot of rain to both countries.