Dorobo’s relationships with the Maasai goes back a long way. The Oldonyo Sambu wilderness area located on the Maasai steppe and adjacent to the eastern border of Tarangire National Park, was established in 1991 as a result of a community conservation project established between Dorobo and the Maasai Village of Emboreet. Relationships that led to tourism agreements were also established with other villages and in other areas such as Northern Maasailand on the Eastern edge of the Serengeti NP, within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and other villages near Tarangire NP.
Visits with the Maasai, as with most of the cultures we visit, are designed to provide a cultural experience within a wilderness context. All the areas we visit provide an opportunity to learn about the Maasai within their traditional environment, a glimpse into their daily lives rather than a portrayal for the “outside world” to see.