2018 Lake Turkana Cultural Festival
6 DAYS LAKE TURKANA FESTIVAL
DATES: 27th June – 2nd July
Actual Festival Dates in Loyangalani 4th-6th May.
COST: Ksh 35,500.
Day 1: Nairobi-Archer’s Post.
Day 2: Archer’s Post-Loyangalani
Days 3-4: Loyangalani
Days 5: Loyangalani-Nanyuki
Day 6: Nanyuki -Nairobi
HIGHLIGHTS: Scenic route, Mt.Ololokwe, Matthews Ranges, Cultural festival, etc
The Marsabit- Lake Turkana Festival is a conglomerate of 14 communities that form the bulk of the larger Marsabit County’s populace. The festival was proposed by the local communities who reside on the Eastern shores of Lake Turkana in Marsabit County. It was initiated in the year 2008 and has since been an annual event. The event will feature unique performances and cultural traditions of 14 ethnic communities which live in Marsabit County: El Molo, Rendille, Samburu, Turkana, Dassanatch, Gabra, Borana, Konso, Sakuye, Garee, Waata, Burji, and Somali. The presentation of the customs and living conditions of the fourteen tribes, their spectacular traditional costumes, arts and crafts, dances and music is a unique and fascinating experience – in particular in light of the stunning geographical characteristics and the limited general knowledge about the Lake Turkana and Marsabit County.
At first glance, this sounds like a light culture entertainment programme but the three days event will serve a deeper purpose in the region. The Marsabit-Lake Turkana Cultural Festival gives all the communities in Marsabit County an opportunity for the cross-cultural interaction, harmony, cohesion, integration, cooperation, and trading. The underlying main goal, therefore, has been and continues to be, promotion of peace and reconciliation.
Day 1. Nairobi-Archer’s Post.
We depart Nairobi early morning and drive North to Archer’s post near Mt.Ololokwe where we will have our first overnight camp.
Day 2. Archer’s Post-Loyangalani
Early morning departure for Loiyangalani on the shores of Lake Turkana, the largest fresh water desert lake. Here the Lake Turkana Festival will be the highlight of the trip, with unique performances and cultural traditions of at least twelve ethnic communities which live in Marsabit County: El Molo, Rendille, Samburu, Turkana, Dassanach, Gabra, Burji, Borana, Konso, Sakuye, Garee,and Waata. The presentation of the customs and living conditions of the twelve tribes of Marsabit, their spectacular traditional costumes, arts and crafts, dances and music is a unique and fascinating experience – in particular in light of the stunning geographical characteristics and the limited general knowledge about the Lake Turkana and Marsabit County. Meals and overnight camping at Malabo Resort Camp – Full board basis
Days 3 & 4. Full days in Loiyangalani Festival
The next 2 days will be spent with the local communities exhibiting their culture and get a chance to interact and photograph them for free. There is a possibility of visiting the Southern Island but this depends on wind situation as there are no powerful boats in this area. You can make a walk on the lakeshore of lake Turkana and even swim at designated spots. If you want to visit also the villages of the different ethnic communities your guide will assist you. Also visit the Desert Museum., Mt.Kulal hiking can also be arranged from here. Additional charges will arise for the optional activities.
Meals and overnight camping at Malabo Resort Camp – Full board basis
Day 5. Loiyangalani-Ngare Ndare Forest
After breakfast depart for Ngare Ndare Forest in Mt.Kenya region where we will camp and enjoy a nature walp plus a forest canopy walk with a monkey view.
Day 6. Ngare Ndare–Nairobi
After breakfast we drive back to Nairobi, arriving at 18:00 Hrs.
CHARGES: Ksh 35,500
Booking Fees: Ksh 10,000 per person Used to secure bookings with our ground suppliers. (Non-Refundable)