The Maasai

An unusual tribe

The Maasai are a tribe of people who live in parts of Tanzania and Kenya

  • They can be recognised by the special red cloth they wear, called Shuka
  • They live a nomadic life, infact they move from place to place with their animals
  • They rely on their animals for food such milk, meat and animal blood

Differences between men and women

  • Maasai men herd cattle and carry spears to protect their cattle from wild animals such as lions
  • Maasai women are responsible for cooking, collecting sticks for the fire and building the home

Maasai warriors also run in the London marathon in order to raise money