25) Maasai Mara – Kenya
In East Africa is an amazing territory where animals roam freely. If one approaches the reserve from Kenya it’s called Maasai Mara, but if one approaches it from Tanzania it’s called the Serengeti, where the Maasai people live. Since we stayed in tents not far from lions and elephants, we had watchmen from the tribe. People who lived in peace with nature and knew it well, whether it was night or day. The village chief’s son showed us his village with pride. It is built in a circle in order to keep the animals out, the houses are made from cow dung and last for a couple of months before the termites enjoy a feast. Then new ones must be built. This was his world, he walked around with a lion’s tooth around his neck from a lion he had speared to death. He was eager to introduce us to his mother, of which he was extremely proud. We exchanged a look without words for a short while and with gestures I received a permission to take one picture of her. Her face told a story words never could.