Experience Kenya’s Culture

Written by DEKYA

Kenya  what an amazing place to visit. In fact Kenya counts more than 40 different tribes and communities of different ethic and religious backgrounds. Although all of these tribes have different languages, Swahili is the most common, spoken widely alongside English. You’re likely to elicit a warm reaction if you try speaking a few words in Swahili, from jambo (hello) to asante sana (thank you).

The popularity of Maasai Mara National Reserve has helped make the Maasai Kenya’s best-known tribe, and they tend to speak Swahili and English, as well as their own Maa language. They live primarily in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania and are pastoralists, meaning that their lifestyle and primary source of income is all tied up in their livestock. A number of immersive experiences are available to visitors looking to gain a deeper understanding of the Maasai people, including with the Maasai Association, which organizes overnight stays in Maasai villages, walking safaris with Maasai warriors, and meetings with village elders.

Still, in a country of about 30 million people, the Maasai are only one of many major tribal groups. For a deeper understanding of the varied meaning of being Kenyan, consider the Kikuyu, a traditionally agricultural and well educated people; the Luo, who traditionally reside around Lake Victoria and work as fishermen; and the Samburu, a pastoralist community closely related to the Maasai who reside in northern Kenya. Definitely a splendid experience which enriches the mind, sense and soul!


Historic Mombasa/East African