The wide-ranging Maasai (or Masai) tribe is spread over northern Tanzania and southern Kenya.
They are rural nomadic people who herd animals–sheep, cows, goats–and do not raise crops.
Their diet is mostly milk, porridge, maize, beans and some meat.
Easily identified by their deep red and bright blue garments, they nevertheless can often be seen in towns ,
such as Arusha, dealing with merchants or chatting with friends.
Some of the younger tribefolks have become commercial making and selling jewelry to tourists visiting
the famous Ngorongoro Crater wild animal reserve which is in their territory.
Although the Tanzanian and Kenyan governments have instituted programs to encourage the Maasai
to abandon their traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle, the people have clung to their age-old customs