The structure of this village differs from that of the family because it has no protective enclosure; this environment is created with the purpose of stressing the fact that a manyatta is inhabited by warriors who do not need any protection.
A manyatta does not even present the typical animal enclosure, since young warriors do not own cattle for they have to be able to hunt for food by themselves or collect what nature has to offer them.
At the centre of the village, instead of the cattle enclosure, a pole is usually set into the ground for a white and blue flag to be raised on top of it, that is the flag of the Maasai nation and it usually remains raised as long as the moran are out for hunting.
On average a moran lives in this kind of village for about 10 years; during this period they have the chance to fraternize with one another; what’s more important, they practice to become real warriors, they develop the art of oratory and study to delve into their knowledge of animal farming.
At the end the moran return to their fathers’ villages, where they live until they find a wife; at that point they create a new village for their wives and their cattle.