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Above: April and our newly adoptive father, Baba!


Homestay Information

Leganishu Maasai cultural homestay is a small community of Maasai tribespeople just outside of the world-famous Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya. Rather than the traditional huts of mud, dung, sticks, animals, and smoke, comfortable small homes have been created for visitors to spend time and get to know the Maasai people. 

It's a relatively short "bush flight" from Nairobi followed by a beautiful drive through the world-renowned game to the Leganishu Maasai homestay. There you will find some of the warmest people on the planet, experience a culture shockingly different -- and yet also shockingly the same -- as yours. You will experience it in one of the only places in the world that you can actually spend all day long with the Maasai people -- in a way that is setup to help them continue their culture. 

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Maasai Mara / Kenya Information

The Mara -- short for Maasai Mara -- is one of the most amazing places on earth. With abundant wildlife, and the incredible Great Migration, my first impression was that I had gone back 10,000 years in time, to a place when life on earth roamed freely. This amazing place is maned after the traditional inhabitants of the region -- yes, the very Maasai tribe you can go visit at Leganishu. Lions, cheetah, leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, gazelle, zebra, wildebeest, hippopotomi, crocodiles, jackals, foxes, impala, eland, giraffe, ostrich, storks, eagles are found ... and in my two relatively-short visits, I've seen nearly all of them (I'm just missing the leopard) and more ... the life is just so incredible. Surreal sunsets over a breathtaking landscape make this one of the best places to photograph (or just remember) on the planet. The Mara, though, is under great pressure from the Western "invasion" ... and, from what I believe from my conversations with the Maasai people, it will take a lot of input from them to help keep the Mara alive. How better to support conservation than by helping the people who have kept the region balanced for thousands of years -- the people who now receive nearly none of the tourist proceeds that this Kenyan-jackpot provides to the large resorts and Kenyan government. 

Spend three or more days with the Maasai at Leganishu, and you will understand the Mara in way in which no lodge could ever help you understand: from the perspective of the native people who know the ecosystem inch-by-inch -- because their survival depends upon it. 

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