We had numerous guides at each camp. All were extremely competent, patient, and friendly. Without their expertise in spotting animals and reading their behavior we would never have seen even a fraction of what we saw. They are earger to learn all about the world, and I spent many an enjoyable hour talking about our country and what goes on in the world. They do not have access to this information and were spellbound when they found out all the things that go on in the world and how our political/legal system is so different from theirs.
They came down from the Sudan in the 1400's and settled in this part of Kenya. Even though the men dress like warriors they tend to be more of a herding people. The Masai are colorful, warm, and friendly. They consider it an honor when you visit them in their villages, and are proud of their heritage. Their economic goal is to amass as many cattle as they can. They also make great subjects for photography. This is what the Masai people live for