is a diverse country, with many different cultures
represented. Notable cultures include the Swahili
on the coast, pastoralist communities in the north,
and several different communities in the central
and western regions. Today, the Massai culture
is the best known, due to its heavy exposure from
Kenya's culture is both varied and fragmented.
Nowhere else in Africa is there such a large number
of ancient cultures, all alive and well in no
hurry to change.
Each cultural / ethnic group have their unique
traditional arts & crafts, architecture in
homestead designs, clothing and jewellery, food,
social and economic activities etc.
Kenya is bestowed with well over 40 different
ethnic groups with different languages and dialects,
customs, beliefs and lifestyles. Unique of all
tribes is the Elmolo, Kenya's smallest group which
is a surviving tribe just emerging from the stone
age standard of living usually described as the
race that has stood the test of time.
The well known Maasai too, famous for their warriorship,
have a strong practical lifestyle which is basically
seen to represent Kenya's traditions by foreigners.
The Maasai land incorporates many of the National
Parks like Amboseli, Mara, Tsavo and Nairobi National
Park is now involved in the wildlife conservation
projects to encourage eco-tourism.
This enables the Maasai tribe to make a living
from conservation and is an important factor in
the preservation of wildlife habitats outside
the Parks. Visitors can experience a unique holiday
leaving about their culture, wildlife and ecosystem
of this fascinating tribal people.