Amanda Marks

The Maasai Olympics


AUGUST, 2018


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

Amanda Marks

Amanda Marks is the founder and managing director of award-winning tour operator, Tribes Travel. Having started travelling professionally in her mid-twenties as a tour leader in Africa and the Middle East, she set up Tribes with her husband Guy in 1998. She travels regularly both alone and with her family, and is committed to sustainable travel so we can protect the earth's diversity and beauty for future generations.