Maasaï Football Classic 2018MAASAÏ MARA, KENYA | SEP. 9-17, 2018

Play, exchange and learn with the local Maasaï community and experience their “warrior training”!

The Maasaï have become famous for their success in preserving their traditional pastoral way of life, and have a well-deserved reputation as strong warriors.  For those who are curious about the lifestyle and wisdom of the Maasaï community, the residents of the small village of Maji Moto – located deep inside Maasaï Mara game reserve – invite you to join them for some football.  When not playing football you will be put through “Maasaï Warrior Training”… if you can handle it!

After leaving Maji Moto we’ll head out on a three-day safari where – if we’re lucky – you’ll get to see lions, cheetahs, buffalo, elephants, zebras, wildebeests, giraffes and much more!  From here, we will head back to Nairobi to mark the end of the main tour.  However, for those interested, we’re going to head to the world class beaches of Mombasa, Kilifi, Malindi and Lamu for a six-day extension.

Who can participate?

If your idea of the perfect vacation is a weekend in Vegas or a trip to an all-inclusive beach resort, the HIFL might not be your best bet.  We’re looking for truly adventurous, curious and open-minded global citizens who are passionate about the world and its people.  Our past participants have included first time adventurists and expert nomads, skilled rookies and seasoned veterans, solo travellers and large groups.  Simply put, if you think it sounds fun and are willing to keep an open mind – get in touch!


The safety and wellbeing of Howe International Friendship League participants is of the utmost concern to us.  We regularly monitor the situation in all host destinations and maintain close contact with local community members.  If we feel that the security situation in a host country has deteriorated to the point that an event cannot continue, the HIFL will provide a full refund of all monies paid.

Our events always have a very friendly, easy-going vibe.  There won’t be much rough stuff.  That being said we recognize that injuries are always a possibility in any athletic sport.  For your wellbeing, trained first aid attendants will be present at all HIFL events.

All participants are required to show proof of sufficient travel insurance prior to embarking on their adventure.

How can we help you?

Please feel free to contact us with any question or concerns you might have regarding our events.

Call for female participation in the PIHL 2017

The Pyongyang Ice Hockey League 2017 is an incredible opportunity to go down in history as one of the first female hockey players to play against the DPRK Women National Team! Don’t miss out.

Sport has a unique way of forging cross-cultural connections where few previously existed. Join us to bring changing perspectives in the lives of remote communities.

Gordon Israel
Managing Partner, Howe International
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