Our first camp, Tarangire Treetops, is a member of the Elewana collection. Read more... They have 8 lodges/camps throughout Tanzania, Kenya and Zanzibar. We stayed in 4. Treetops is located in the heart of the Maasai territory. So while driving in we see their herds, primarily goats and cattle. At one point we did see a child, about 5 or 6 with a small stick in his hand, herding baby goats. Would have loved to take a picture but not allowed. An iconic picture would have been of a tall Maasai wrapped in a scarlet blanket standing against a baobab tree. No picture. A little while later a young herder, about 14 or 15, runs toward our Land Rover and stops us to ask for a bottle of water. No picture. The lodge of Treetops has negotiated with the Maasai to allow the camp to exist in their territory and the lodge will then hire the Maasai for work around the lodge. We had an excellent bar-b-q within a boma (what we call a corral but made with limbs and brush) and the Maasai performed a wonderful dance and song for us. Pictures allowed. As well as video...which, of course, I have.
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