Get Into The Groove | A Maasai Welcome Dance

The Maasai people who inhabit the Maasai Mara National Park in Southern Kenya, are exceptionally warm people. They are always smiling, hugging and showing their affection to each other and new friends. On my first night at Cottar’s 1920s Camp, a group of them came to give us a traditional welcome dance around the fire. It was a beautiful assortment of color, texture, music, humming and other sounds that were quite unexpected. Here is what I saw.