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Our next project will be to create a group of lodges for tourists. Through the incomes obtained from the tourists, the local inhabitants will get the opportunity to manage their well, the dispensary, the doctors and all other projects that will start during the following years.
In 2008 a young man obtained the tour operator diploma and he will be in charge for this project, with the support of some other young men who will manage the village, its maintenance, take the tourists to the bush and show them how the Maasai live there.

When walking in the bush it is possible to find out which herbs and roots are used for traditional medicine, understand the Maasai traditional life, how they build their famous ornaments, how to face the bush, how to communicate with the elders around a fire, singing and dancing with simplicity and an easy state of mind – things we unfortunately have forgotten.

Re-discover things we no longer have time to listen to, re-discover how nice it is to listen to the tales of elders, see children having fun with a simple piece of wood and seeing how they caress you for several minutes, trying to find out if you are different, why your skin is so white and perhaps even showing some fear, because some grown-up person might have told him that he must stay away from white people because they might capture him to take him away.

The lodges will host totally between 18 and 20 visitors, in order to avoid confusion in an intact environment. There will be a larger lodge with a kitchen and meeting room for cultural exchange and a traditional hut (manyatta) for the person in charge of the village,

a fence for the animals. The roof of the lodges will be just like that of the traditional manyatta and there will be a toilet and shower for each lodge. The water used for the lodges will be limited to a certain quantity. There will be lanterns for the light and one bulb lit up by solar panels. Water will be supplied from our well and it will be heated in tanks connected to the kitchen grill and by the sun. Everything will be fenced in with wooden branches. Drinking water will be supplied in bottles and the food will follow the simple but very good traditional recipes.

A Pick-up will be used for transfers and supplies. The man in charge of the village will have at least 15 helpers (Maasai, of course) for security and to take the tourists to the bush.
The area where we develop our projects has tracks leading to the National Amboseli Park and it is not far away from Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s quite an interesting territory and a road is planned close to the Maasai territory. This road will end in Tanzania and it will certainly bring more touristic development with more opportunities for the Maasai, easier schooling for the children and better economical conditions for many Maasai families.