Classic Culture Safari

Cultural safari tours in Kenya give a personal insight into some of the 42 different native tribes. The two most commonly experienced cultural safari experiences are the Maasai and Samburu. Other intriguing tribes in Kenya are the Turkana, Rendille, and Pokot at the lakeside shores of Turkana.

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Cultural safari tours in Kenya gives personal insight into some of the 42 different native tribes, their beliefs, and their tradition. The two most commonly experienced cultural safari experienced in Kenya are the Maasai and Samburu, the primary tribes who have kept their traditions intact. They follow a nomadic pastoral lifestyle that is deeply rooted in nature. During this safari, you will meet the Maasai and Samburu tribes members in their villages or at accommodations in the country. You will see just a hint of their cultures while listening to traditional songs around campfires and watching demonstrations of their dances. 

Your safari to their villages may be enhanced with a personal meeting with the elders, may be invited to participate in one of their rites of passage e.g., warrior ceremonies or watch the village women create the intricate bearded jewelry for which both tribes are known for. Another intriguing tribe in Kenya are the Turkana, Rendille and Pokot at lakeside shores of Turkana, home to the Cradle of Mankind.

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The Lake Turkana Cultural Festival

The lake Turkana Festival takes place annually in Loiyangalani, a small town located on the south-eastern coast of Lake Turkana. The name means “a place of many trees” in the native Samburu tongue and is home to the El Molo, an almost extinct community, amongst other communities. Its main industries include fishing, tourism and gold panning. It is fast becoming a popular tourist destination in Northern Kenya, as the surrounding El Molo and Turkana villages, amongst others, offer unique cultural experiences.

The Lake Turkana Festival is worth attending as you explore this northern frontier and enjoy the myriad of colorful cultures. The 3-day carnival is a celebration of the rich cultures of El Molo, Samburu, Gabbra, Rendile, Watta, Dasannach, and the Turkana.

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