Wanderers But Not Lost

Maasai people

The Maasai people live in East Africa, between southern Kenya and northern Tanzania, along the Rift Valley in semi-arid and arid lands. Maasai faces are bitter and creased by the sun and the harshness of life in these lands. Being sedentary, the Maasai divide their time finding water sources (work done mostly by Maasai women) and the grazing of cattle and goats. These works start early, as soon as the sun appears on the horizon. That’s why we decided to visit the Maasai village in the morning, thereby avoiding the tourists, and understand a little better the difficulties that these people go through today.

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Maasai culture is unique and deserves a visit with time to learn their habits and way of living. Women are strong and beautiful and their jewelleries are impressive with plenty of color. Men also dress with colorful textils, mainly red and blue. People are nice and received us with joy and hapiness. They live a simple life, but tourism is now a major income, specially because of the handcraft that women sell to tourists.

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We hope that you enjoy travelling with us through our photos of the Maasai people and culture. These pictures were taken during our visit to the Maasai village in December. The plains were dry and the landscape was arid for miles. It was quite extraordinary see how these people survive in such a place.

Carla Mota

I am a tirelessly curious portuguese world wanderer and also a travel photographer. My main passion lies in capturing disappearing ancient cultures, human condition and amazing nature wonders, challenging situations. My passion for travel photography has taken me to more than 80 countries which has helped me to create a vast collection of images of people and places from around the world.

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  • Carla Mota

    Grandes fotografias.

  • Lurdes Simões

    As fotos estão simplesmente Espetacular, vocês estão uns craques em tudo, Muitos parabéns!!! Vou já partilhar!!! Beijinho

    • Carla Mota

      Obrigada, Lurdes. Como sempre, atenta a tudo.

  • Virgílio lopes

    Um trabalho á altura de uns doutorandos! 🙂


    • Carla Mota