WALKING WITH THE MAASAI

Traveling 200km across Kenya, Stuart Butler with his Maasai guide Josphat Mako share their story of an incredible journey exploring traditional cultures and contemporary Maasai lifestyles.

Embarking from the high, remote and forested Loita Hills they headed west, skirting the edge of the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve, passing through private and community conservancies before finishing at the foot of the Oloololo Escarpment. During the expedition across traditional Maasai land, Stuart and Mako visited numerous Maasai villages known as manyattas spending time with both past and present generations of Maasai people.

Stuart learned about their traditional cultures and contemporary Maasai lifestyles, and the pressure of the modern world and the 21st Century, conservation, political pressures and tourism, all of which influence and contribute to Maasai life today. Author and travel writer Stuart Butler and Maasai guide Josphat Mako share their story in this video.

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Pope Francis to Visit Kenya in First Ever Trip to Africa

Pope Francis will visit Kenya from 25 – 27 November in his first ever trip to Africa. Nairobi will be his first stop on a three-state visit of the continent to include Uganda and the Central African Republic.

The Catholic community in Kenya accounts for an estimated 33 percent of the population. While in Nairobi, Pope Francis will hold a Mass on the campus of the University of Nairobi which is expected to be attended by 1.4 million people from across the country.

The Pope will also meet other religious leaders to discuss inclusivity and how people of all denominations can co-exist. Key discussions will include matters around climate change, strengthening family ties, and inter-ethnic tolerance.

It has been 20 years since Kenya hosted a pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church which was marked by the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1995. The nation is prepared to welcome Pope Francis with blessings and joy.

For further information, and full details Pope Francis’ itinerary, please visit