African Cultural Tours

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Born Wild Tours and Safaris facilitate your opportunity to explore and enjoy the diverse Kenya cultural Tours and traditional practices of different tribes of Kenya. The major tribes in Kenya are Luo, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kikuyu and Luhya which together account for 70% of the total population.

In their rural homes, these Kenya tribes exhibit distinct Kenya cultural code of practices and traditions peculiar to each other [pretty different from the others]. We are flexible in these Kenya cultural safaris itineraries as the number of days to participate in depends on which tribe, season, occasion and distance from the starting point. The Maasai tribe is the most authentic ethnic tribe of Kenya.

The Maasai tribe is a unique and popular tribe in Kenya due to their long preserved  culture. Despite education, civilization and western cultural influences, the Maasai people in Kenya have clung to their traditional way of life, making them a symbol of Kenyan culture.

The indigenous tribes of Kenya fall into three ethnic groups, namely: the Bantus, the Cushites and the Nilotes.

The Bantus

The Bantu ethnic group is the largest ethnic community in Kenya. They make up about 70 percent of the country's population, but they occupy less than 30 percent of the Kenyan land base. The Bantu people in Kenya live mainly in the coastal, central, western and eastern regions of the country. The Kikuyu tribe forms Kenya's largest single ethnic group. Their closest kin are the Embu and Meru tribes.

These are followed directly by the Luhya, who live in Western Kenya, the Kamba people of Eastern Kenya, the Kisii tribe from the Rift Valley region, and the Swahili, Taita and Mijikenda people from Kenya's coast. Unlike the Nilotes, rural Bantus are agriculturalists who grow much of Kenya's cash crops, including the popular Kenyan coffee, tea and other agricultural products such as maize, beans, rice and sugar.

Cushites

Cushites, or Cushitic people, live in the arid and semi-arid eastern and northeastern parts of Kenya. They reside along a very large area of land that runs from the east of Lake Turkana, stretches to the north of Kenya, and through to the Indian Ocean. Cushites include the Somali, Rendile, Borana and Oromo tribes. Due to the dryness of their habitat throughout most of the year, Cushites are mainly nomadic pastoralists who keep large herds of cattle, camels, goats and sheep. Cushitic people maintain very close ties with their kinsmen - the Cushites of the neighboring countries of Somalia and Ethiopia.

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