|Fourteen Kenyan communities.
A remote region of the country. Different traditions. Environmental challenges. Economic prospects. Reconciliation.
In a nutshell, this is what the Lake Turkana Festival 2014 is all about. Proposed by the local community of Loiyangalani back in 2008 and jointly organized in the past by the German Embassy, the Local Community Festival Committee, National Museums of Kenya and Private Safaris (K) Ltd, the Lake Turkana Cultural Festival has become an important element of Kenya's annual event calendar. This year’s event is co-organized by the County Government of Marsabit, Local Community Festival Committee, Kenya Tourism Board, National Museums of Kenya and Kenya Wildlife Service.
The event will feature unique performances and cultural traditions of at least twelve ethnic communities which live in Marsabit County: El Molo, Rendille, Samburu, Turkana, Dassanatch, Gabra, Burji, Borana, Konso, Sakuye, Garee,and Waata. The presentation of the customs and living conditions of the twelve 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.
The festival encapsulates the traditional knowledge, beliefs and values of communities in Marsabit County. This annual event provides an opportunity to travel to explore Northern Kenya and enjoy myriad of colorful cultures while discovering treasures of the region.
Media Briefs,Blogs and Updates
-Marsabit County Targets 5000 Tourists During Lake Turkana Festival[YOUTUBE VIDEO]
-A Promotional Video of Marsabit County Tourist Attraction sites by Miss Tourism
-Kobi Foora [ TRAVEL BLOG]