Alailelai

This is the historical area where the Iraqw people used to hide with their livestock during war. The Iraqw occupied this area in the period before 1850 and they were in constant fights with The Maasai and Datoga/Tatoga. The area comprises of a big ground cave (Plate 25), whereby people can enter in one point, and exit in a different point. It is an attractive place historically, ritually and aesthetically.Plant species such as Aloe Vera are used as a medicinal plant in Alailelai (Plate 26).

Plate 25: The Alailelai ground cave

Plate 26: Aloe secundiflora (Aloe Vera)