Maasai Boma in Tanzania – Photo

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This is a picture of a cultural boma in Tanzania taken by one of my traveling companions, Mary Fields. This is a traditional Maasai village which is preserved this way in large part for tourists to visit. The center of the boma is a pen for the all important Maasai cattle. Huts made of mud and cattle dung surround that with the outer stockade wall surrounding the whole thing. What you see in this picture is the outer wall. These are the women of the boma who have come out to greet us. I loved the contrast between the stark background of the area where the boma was located (just outside Ngorogoro crater) with the bright clothes of the women of the village.

I have this picture also available as a travel poster.

If you want to hear what it sounded like check out Travel to Tanzania – Maasai Boma – Amateur Traveler Video Episode 10.
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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast, and a co-host for This Week in Travel podcast.

5 Responses to “Maasai Boma in Tanzania – Photo”



I love to see pictures like this that show the culture of the place you are visiting. Beautiful colors!



Beautiful colours and composition. Nice!

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Gorgeous women and beautiful photo.



Those Masai women are so photogenic, but I guess that’s the point when you go to one of those cultural bomas.



That contrast really -does- make this photo! Thanks for sharing.

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