The Maasai Olympics

If you’re looking for something unique and exciting for your escape to Africa, how about being one of the very few guests at the 2018 Maasai Olympics in southern Kenya.

This biennial event was introduced in an area of the Chyulu Hills in southern Kenya (between Tsavo East and Amboseli) to replace the tradition of hunting lions to show that a young man had become a warrior.

200m sprint – Maasai Olympics. Photograph provided by Great Plains Conservation.

This is a really important conservation initiative as the Maasai of the area now have a valued alternative to their age-old hunting tradition, so the lives of many lions will be saved.

The next ‘olympics’ is on 15th December 2018.

Only guests staying at Ol Donyo Lodge have access to this exclusive event, so if you’d like to be in on the excitement of this wonderful day, talk to us about planning a stay here. But be quick!

Amanda Marks - Author

Amanda Marks is a founder and director of Tribes Travel. She believes travel opens hearts and minds.

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