Life with the Laibon Maasai - Catherine Etherton, Natural Light Photography
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My Home Away from Home

My Home Away from Home

While visiting the Laibon Maasai tribe, we stayed overnight in their village.

In the Maasai culture, the women own the homes, which are made of sticks and cow dung mud with thatch roofs. This woman took her family and slept elsewhere so that my friend Anita and I could share this hut for the night.

Small, tight, no ventilation. Bed was a stick platform covered with a stiff cow hide. Pitch black inside. Quite a memorable experience!