No visit to East Africa is complete without exploring the diverse cultures and traditions of the people of this region. The area has an extensive fossil record of human evolution, and today’s East Africa is a rich tapestry of the constantly changing and mingling cultures that have lived here through the ages.
A stay at any of our Asilia camps or lodges opens the door to the culturally rich world of the local people. Settle down for a cup of coffee with your guide and learn about their home and customs. Many of our staff members will be happy to discuss the local traditions, some of which have evolved to accommodate a changing world and others that have remained the same for generations.
Take a step into the world of the Maasai — one of more than 100 tribes living in Kenya and Tanzania — by visiting a remote village on the slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater. Learn about their way of life, centred around the importance of community and coexistence with nature. Jump at the chance for your child to connect with a young Maasai peer, making a football from recycled materials and sharing a game together, bridging the divide between different languages and lands.
Or opt to visit a local school and watch young leaders of tomorrow enjoy education in their mother languages. We encourage you to get involved in making a difference in our communities by supporting one of Asilia’s many initiatives promoting education, health or sustainable agriculture.
Where to enjoy cultural visits
Witness the greatest wildlife concentration and diversity in the world in the heart of the Masai Mara in Kenya. The camp overlooks the Talek River migration crossing point.
Meet the Hadzabe
Escape the well-trodden main safari circuit of Northern Tanzania and explore the Yaeda Valley, to the southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater. The area is home to the Hadzabe, who are traditional hunter-ga…
Relaunched in late 2020, this stylish Tanzanian permanent camp is the closest camp in Serengeti to the banks of the Mara River. Sayari is regularly voted one of the top safari escapes on the planet. E…
Bush and Beach for Families
Fully catered and staffed private houses for a holiday 100 percent on your terms. Enjoy total flexibility on timings and activities for children and adults at Mara Bush Houses before heading off to Za…