Of course you go on safari to see animals, but the kindness of the people is what followed me home (I had hoped to bring back an elephant, but was unsuccessful). Kenyans are warm, hospitable, and interesting. We visited a village in the Masai Mara and were welcomed into their homes—most of the dwellings were a one-room hut sealed with cow dung to keep the rain out. Tradition says that the Masai become warriors only when they’ve hunted and killed a lion, but it’s a culture stuck between a fiercely proud traditional life and the fast expanding outside world. I left the Masai Mara with a lovely new name: Nashipie, which means “happy.”
– Maggie Murphy, Senior Customized Tour Consultant
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