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‘Our Ancestors Led Their People Beyond Their Farthest Horizons’: The Maasai Tribe of East Africa

In September 2013, Tanzania’s President scrapped a plan to take 1,500 square miles from the Maasai tribe in Loliondo district, northern Tanzania,  in the name of conservation.

The area will instead remain with the Maasai, who the President said has taken ‘good care of the area’ since ‘time immemorial’.

Renowned photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have been photographing African tribes for three decades; Maasai ways of life are beautifully portrayed in this gallery.