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.