In February 2012, I had the privilege of being a guest in Kenya’s Losho Cultural Village. I experienced three days of bliss and was welcomed so warmly by all the Maasai community: women, men, and children. I loved the songs and dances of the young warriors and the women by the campfire, playing with the kids, going with the women to cut wood, being honoured by the men with the slaughtering of a goat – so many activities organized by our friendly guide Jacob Sairowua whom I keep in contact with to this day.

Living in a small hut, as the villagers do, showed me how difficult their daily life is, and we had a mattress to sleep on, while they do not. The cook prepared us delicious food every day of our visit. I loved the Maasai people all with my heart and soul. All my life, I had dreamed of meeting the Maasai people, and there I was, spending some very precious moments with them. It still gives me shivers when I think of how they accepted us in their small village and opened their arms and hearts to us. It is an experience that I will never forget.

Wild World: Losho Maasai Village - Kenya

Wild World: Losho Maasai Village - Kenya

Wild World: Losho Maasai Village - Kenya

Wild World: Losho Maasai Village - Kenya

Wild World: Losho Maasai Village - Kenya

Wild World: Losho Maasai Village - Kenya

Wild World: Losho Maasai Village - Kenya

Wild World: Losho Maasai Village - Kenya

Wild World: Losho Maasai Village - Kenya

Wild World: Losho Maasai Village - Kenya

Wild World: Losho Maasai Village - Kenya

Wild World: Losho Maasai Village - Kenya

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  1. Elaine

    Wonderful images and lovely story Claudette! Funny, that last one of you has a scary resemblance to the on I took…. :p!

    I put Losho’s website here (www.GoLosho.com) in case people are interested in reading a little bit more about the community and visits. What a wonderful experience!

    Congratulations on the article Claudette. Beautifully done.

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    • Claudette Gravel

      I is your picture (the last one). If I remember well, I had put it as my presentation picture… So, everybody, this last picture was taken by my friend Elaine which spent time with me and Jeff in the Maasai Village ! 🙂

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