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November 15, 2016

The battle lines have been drawn, the warriors are ready. For three months the combatants have tested each other, looking for weakness and respecting strength. All focus is now on the deciding clash, the Maasai Olympics final to be held on 10 December at Sidai Oleng Wi...

October 9, 2016

As Olympics Day is fast approaching we would like to extend a formal invitation to anyone interested in attending the final Maasai Olympics competition. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. If you are able, donations to support the event are encouraged through...

April 6, 2016

As athletes across the world begin to finalise their preparations for the Rio Olympics later this year, another set of athletes is preparing for a very different Olympics…

In Maasai culture, lion killing has traditionally been an important part of becoming a man. The cu...

January 6, 2016

In order to assess the impact of the Maasai Olympics (MO), and progress toward the goal of increased awareness of the importance of conservation, and resultant behavioural change among the warriors (young men) of the ecosystem, Big Life Foundation designed and conducte...

December 31, 2014

Nothing stays the same, we all know that. So why should conservation?

 

We need new approaches to old problems. And an old problem in the Amboseli ecosystem has been the lack of tolerance for predators, particularly lions, among the local Maasai pastoralists.

 

Enter the M...

December 19, 2014

 

Maasai Olympics 2014 Gi​rls event, sponsored by Chester Zoo

 

The reasons for lion hunting in the Maasai culture include; popularity, winning leadership positions in the age group, but one of the compelling reasons, is to win girl friends. 

 

Including girls in the Maasai...

December 17, 2014

The chanting rippled through the early morning mist, a feeling more than a sound. Maasai warriors preparing to clash, but on a sports field rather than a battleground.

A herd of elephants moved past in the distance, but the young men were too busy painting each other’...

December 14, 2014

MBIRIKANI GROUP RANCH TAKES HOME THE MAASAI OLYMPICS TROPHY & BREEDING BULL FOR THE SECOND TIME!

 

Another successful Maasai Olympics concluded with the greatest event possible, a rain storm sweeping across the dry plains. But not before the prize-giving concluded, with...

December 3, 2014

The final battle in the lead-up to the Maasai Olympics finals has come and gone and the results are in. Mbirikani met Rombo on a dry dusty field, the Chyulu Hills a fitting backdrop to this important clash. Going into the day Mbirikani needed to win with at least 21 p...

November 27, 2014

As Olympics Day is fast approaching we would like to extend a formal invitation to anyone interseted in attending the competition. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Please find direction and accommodation options below. We hope to see you there on Saturday,...

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