The Museum is located where the culture is still thriving in the heart of Maasailand at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro on the border of Kenya and Tanzania just 2 miles from Amboseli National Park that welcomes over 600,000 tourists annually. The museum is surrounded by luxurious hotels, the high traffic exposure is vital to the economic sustainability of the Museum and to sustain the Maasai livelihoods.
The area is designated as a UNESCO biosphere and is famous for being one of the best places in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants, lions, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, antelope, and over 600 species of birds. Visitors enjoy safaris to view the abundant wildlife that exists thanks to the Maasai harmonious way of life. The Maasai are protectors of the Earth and their indigenous wisdom plays a key role in preserving nature and wildlife.