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Maasai village

Explore our authentic African Plains village and see how humans and animals coexist in the wilds of The Great Rift Valley.

The African Adventure was completed in 2010 after years of planning. It was conceived and developed to reflect how the Maasai people respect the land around them, and how they benefited from it. It’s not ‘themed’ – it’s rough around the edges like real Maasai villages are. The huts were originally built using traditional methods and materials: cow dung, mud and wicker for the walls and roofs. Inside each hut are displays of Maasai craft, clothing and history.

The village is right in the middle of our African enclosure where zebra, eland and ostrich roam, so don’t be surprised if you see them peeking their heads over the fences!

Please be aware that some of our animals are at their forever home at the Massai Village. This means we are unable to mix any younger animals with our elderly residents at this current time.

Google Reviews


We took my 3 and 5 year old and thought it was fab. Saw a lot of animals and enjoyed an owl talk. Staff were friendly and they have a lovely dog to fuss over in the shop. A lovely way to spend 2-3 hours. Important to remember that this is a sanctuary, not a zoo. Maybe a tad over priced but think of how the money helps them to help the animals.

- Roxie Knights