Masai Steppe

Masai Steppe

 

a plateau in eastern Tanzania. The average elevation is 1,000 m, with some mountains reaching a height of 2,000 m. The plateau is composed of ancient crystalline rocks. The climate is subequatorial and, to a large extent, arid; the rainy season is in the summer. The few rivers are shallow and flow only along the periphery of the plateau. A savanna with scattered shrubs predominates in the reddish brown soil. There is nomadic livestock raising.

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About 360 of these lion-proof fences have been built in 12 communities in the Masai steppe region over the past five years, and there is a long list of villages waiting for installation.
Currently on the fourth day of his latest test of sanity is Newmarket businessman Simon Gibson, who will be pedalling towards the Masai Steppe as he bids to raise more than pounds 5,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust in the Tanzania Bike Safari Challenge that covers 300km of the most punishing terrain from Mount Kilimanjaro to the Ngorongoro Crater.