The Maasai are one of the world's largest and most famous tribes in Africa. They are polygamous, with men allowed to have up to ten wives, and women expected to marry and bear children from the age of 14. They still practice female circumcision and shave their heads and scar their faces as signs of beauty.
Living with them for the next month is 33-year-old teacher and life coach Dionne Braham. She's single and lives at home with her mum in London. She hasn't had any luck with men and has given up on ever finding the right one. With no relationship and uncertain about whether she'll ever have children, she feels stuck in a rut. Living as a Maasai woman and learning from their lives, she makes a radical choice.
About TRIBAL WIVES
In Tribal Wives, six women get to grips with new lifestyles, families, and communities in some of the world’s most remote tribes to find out whether 'West is best.'
The women are expected to spend up to a month living with their new families, fully immersing themselves into their new culture. Each woman must work, eat and sleep exactly as the other tribal women in order to experience what it is really like to live as a member of their community.
In turn, the series reflects on the tribe's perception of Western culture and garners their views on their visitors: members of the tribe are interviewed each week to assess how well each woman is integrating into the community, how useful she is, and the strength of the individual relationships she forges. It is a very personal journey as each of the women battle to overcome their own personal demons -- from a former alcoholic to a woman struggling to balance work and life.
Crossing continents to some of the most remote places in the world -- from jungle to desert -- viewers follow the progress of each tribal wife to see if she is accepted by the community. Will she rise to the challenges thrown at her -- or will she simply miss her Western lifestyle too much?