As the weeks go by and our Kenyan holiday gets further and further behind us, going back and looking through the photos becomes even more special somehow. It keeps the trip fresh in my mind, helping me to remember all the little moments we had there, not just the big picture stuff. I hope you’re enjoying seeing these photos as much as I’m enjoying going back through them and sharing them with you!
Part 3 is all about our visit to a Maasai village. As we were leaving Maasai Mara, we decided to stop at one of the traditional villages open to visitors. We knew it was going to be a bit touristy (the villages that let tourists in generally know how to put on show), but we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! We were shown inside one of their dung huts, given a singing and jumping presentation by the men of the village, and sung to by the women.
Right from the beginning of our trip, my Brother had suggested that in every place we go, we should try and do a family jump shot (all jumping in the air as the photo is taken). It quickly became a tradition, so at the Maasai village it was only right that we do a Maasai-style jump (arms down) with the men of the village. It was hilarious! Actually, it was a great ice-breaker, everyone was laughing and jostling for a position in the line, and after each jump the Maasai guys would check the photos to see which of them was the highest.
It was probably one of the trip highlights for me :)
After leaving the village we drove up into the Kenyan Highlands, into the tea-growing area. Such a vast difference to the planes of Maasai Mara! I’ll save that for Part 4 though :)