Many pastoralists migrated to the area throughout the millennia, lived here for a while, and then left, sometimes driven out by other tribes. Enclose Africa Safaris will take you to Tanzania to meet with the inhabitants and culture at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Maasai arrived over 200 years ago and have now inhabited the area in large numbers. Their traditional lifestyle allows people to coexist with nature and the environment which makes sense, over 42,200 Maasai warriors dwell in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with their great herds of cattle, donkeys, goats, and more so sheep. During the rainy season, they migrate to the plains. During the dry season, they move to nearby woods and mountain slopes. The Maasai are permitted to transport livestock into the crater for urination and grazing, but not for breeding.


The Maasai are permitted to transport livestock into the crater for urination and grazing, but they are not permitted to reside or cultivate there. They have the freedom to roam elsewhere in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. There are two authorized Maasai cultural bomas, One is near Sopa Lodge in Ilkipushi Village, while the other is on the way to the Serengeti. The Datoga, Nilo-Hamic-speaking nomads, who arrived over 300 years ago and were later forced out of the Serengeti Ngorongoro region by the Maasai, currently live just beyond the NCA, in the Lake Eyasi valley, and beyond.


For thousands of years, the Maasai of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro have grazed livestock. The Maasai are proud nomads who make their living from cattle and children and are fighting to fit into a diminishing world. They can no longer travel freely with their herds as they used to and must either limit their activities to following Tanzanian government laws or destroy the region’s sensitive ecological and tourism sector, as policymakers urge. not. This is ironic because the Masai have never killed wild animals or harmed the environment in the past. They ate the flock’s blood, meat, and milk. They prohibited crops because they would devastate the land for grazing. They have, nevertheless, learned to farm and trade their wares. Today, however, they have learned to farm and trade their skills, techniques, and goods, as well as work in the tourism business as guides, drivers, trackers, cooks, assistants, and managers.


In exchange for assisting villages, schools, and health centers, we welcome guests from Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area camps. They are gracious hosts who offer the wisdom of indigenous songs, dances, and ceremonies to those who desire to enrich themselves through the experience. The Morani, or Maasai, warriors’ dramatic red fabric cloaks and spears contrast with the exquisite beaded collars of their children and toothless wives, and they represent a plethora of very distinct cultures. They sing, dance, and act out dramas with zeal and pride.


Tanzania’s Maasai people have always lived in big families. The guys are in charge of security and surround the circular kraal with acacia thorns to keep dangerous lions away from the livestock. Women and girls build dwellings and incajijiks, gather wood and water, and prepare food, while boys shepherd. Some families nowadays live alone. The girls are equally as eager as the boys, desiring to acquire a trade and advance their careers as cooks, housekeepers, painters, teachers, and even East African play and camp leaders.


Learn about the Maasai culture, take photos, and purchase souvenirs at NCA’s Maasai Cultural Boma. There is a cost, but well worth paying, Please keep in mind that snapping pictures on the roadside without permission is impolite. We highly recommend paying a visit to one of the following places;


On the major road to Serengeti, 7 kilometers southwest of the Olduvai Gorge Information Centre, is the Cultural Boma Kiroki Senyati. On the boma culture lunguk, on the major road to Serengeti, 10 kilometers before the intersection with Olduvai Gorgen, Irkeepsi culture boma, On the major route to Empakaai, 2 kilometers northeast of Lemala Mini Gate, Senate Cultural Committee, The Malanja Lowlands are located directly west of the Senate Gate.