Masai Mara National Park is a unique destination unlike no other in the world. There are so many reasons to travel to the area. First for the skeptics, it’s very safe! Secondly, the food is amazing, and third, seeing the big 5 is much more exciting in real life versus the zoo. If you are an adventurer at heart, love good food, want to experience a culture that will change your life, and love animals, you must visit the Masai Mara.
During my visit, I spent the afternoon with a Masai Tribe to get a better understanding about their traditions and lifestyle. Shortly upon arrival, a Masai Warrior was immediately drawn to my digital watch, almost as if it was something that fell out of space. He called over a few of his friends and very quickly 3-4 tribe members were surrounding me. They spoke for a moment and one gentleman came back with a proposition. “I’ll give you my Masai shield for your watch”, he said. Although I was jumping up and down with joy inside (especially considering the watch costs $20) I acted as though I had to think for a second. After a few tense moments in silence, I said “That’s not an unreasonable offer”. He gladly accepted.
I now have the shield showcased in my Africa room. This continent is near and dear to my heart.