Maasai Rock Paintings

Located on a rocky outcropping at the eastern end of Moru area in central Serengeti national park, lies a remarkable site – the Maasai Rock Paintings. These ancient paintings were crafted by the Maasai clans who once inhabited the area, using natural materials such as clay and ash. While some have faded over time, many of these works of art have been well-preserved, forming part of a larger collection found in different parts of the plains such as Nasera rock.

Visitors to the Maasai Rock Paintings can choose to take a break from their safari to explore the site on foot and try to spot the paintings. Alternatively, game drives of the area and nearby plains are also available. The best time to visit the area is between February and June, although the rainy season which falls between March and June can make travel more challenging. During this time, however, the wildebeest and zebra herds, along with their accompanying predators, can be seen in this area, and the vegetation takes on a deep green hue.

For those planning a visit to the Maasai Rock Paintings, there are campsites and migration camps in the area, with the town of Seronera located about a 30-minute drive to the north. To access the site, visitors can either travel by air and land at the nearby Seronera airstrip, offering stunning aerial views of the Serengeti and possibly Ngorongoro, or by vehicle, with privately owned, rental, or tours and travels vehicles available for hire at Ndabaka, Loduare, or Fort Ikoma gates.

To explore other attractions in the area, visitors can consult the attractions page or section below the map on the location’s website. Come any time of the year, as the site is accessible from the all-season road that connects Naabi hill to Seronera village, with a good 4×4 recommended during the rainy season. Don’t miss the chance to experience the rich cultural and natural heritage of the Maasai Rock Paintings.

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