We happily welcome you to join us for the Magnificent Lake Turkana Cultural Festival June – July 2018. From 27th June to 1st July 2018 (5 days, 4 nights). Come and be part of this adventurous 5-day camping safari with emphasis on the Cultural Festival.
Dates: 27th June – 1st July 2018 (5 days, 4 nights)
Accommodation: Campsites – We will communicate them towards the date of the safari.
Children: 75% of adult cost
Deposit requested to book your space: KES 10,000/=. The deposit requested caters for third-party financial logistics and is non-refundable.
Balance to be paid by 23rd June 2018
Price covers the following:
1.) Transport in a comfy overland truck
2.) Services of a professional English-speaking driver, tour leader and chef
3.) All campsite fees
4.) Cooking and camping equipment
5.) One tent for two people
6.) Mattresses and a blanket will be provided
7.) Meals for vegetarians or non-vegetarians
8.) Participation in the festival activities
9.) Agro-tourism (coffee etc)
10.) Team building
Price Does Not cover the following:
× Optional activities as indicated e.g. boat ride on Lake Turkana.
× Entry fee to the Desert Museum, camel ride, hire of local guides etc.
× Accommodation upgrades at the Palm Hotel (from KES 2,000/= per person for bed only).
× Personal travel / medical insurance.
× Sleeping bags.
× All airport/hotel transfers. *Can be organised at an extra cost.
× All airport taxes and visas.
× All personal items e.g. mineral water, beverages & toiletries.
× Anything else not mentioned.
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MPesa Direct Number: +254 721 955 202
Bank Transfer: Bank details will be given upon request.
The following items are essential:
* Valid Passport/ID Card
* Travel insurance (recommended)
* VISA for Kenyan Residents and Non Residents
* Medication in case of a pre-existing medical condition (inform us in advance)
* Pocket money
Here are some other things you should carry (try to pack light):
+ Extra mineral/drinking water
+ Torch, camera, binoculars, hat, sunscreen etc
+ Clothing for both warm weather and cold weather (at night)
+ Personal items, toiletries, snacks etc
✓ Cultural festival
✓ Agro-tourism (Coffee etc) in Central Highlands.
✓ Mt. Ololokwe viewing
✓ Camp crafts and outdoor experience
✓ Team building
The Marsabit – Lake Turkana Festival is a conglomerate of 14 communities that forms 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 Excellent 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 gracious event 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.
Green Ranger Safaris and partners heartily welcome you and your friends for the adventurous 5 Day, 4 Night Camping Safari with emphasis on our rich Cultural Diversity.
Nairobi – Samburu – Maralal (Approx 7 – 8 Hrs)
Meeting Time: 6:00 am
Departure Time: 6:30 am
Meal Plan: Dinner.
Early morning departure from our central point in Nairobi city towards the rich central highlands and Kenya’s Northern Frontier. En-route we get to appreciate the amazing agricultural diversity. We stop at the equator sign for a photo session just before crossing into the Northern frontier. Lunch can also be taken in a Nanyuki Town Hotel – depending on Time and Weather.
Maralal is a frontier town, the beginning of the Great Northern wilderness and the staging post for many great adventures. This simple town is a thriving center for the local Samburu people, and the streets are always busy with camels, passing warriors and traders.
Beyond Maralal lies some of Kenya’s most beautiful country. Here the broad arid plains give way to the spectacular Loroghi Hills and the high, wild Matthews ranges. Dry river beds course through this land, and have become the tracks and routes of nomadic camel trains. The wild country between Maralal and Turkana is ideal for the adventure seeker.
We pass by the massive flat topped Samburu sacred mountain known as Mount Ololokwe which is very scenic.
Maralal to Loiyangalani (Approx 8 Hrs drive)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
On this day after breakfast, we embark on our journey to Loiyangalani where the festival takes place. Loiyangalani is 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. Arrive for check in and thereafter spend your time relaxing and enjoying nature.
The view of Lake Turkana is particularly breathtaking and we stop for you to enjoy views of the Jade sea with sightings of local fishermen/Turkana huts in the far distance. We pitch up tents in the cool grounds as we enjoy the nice Sunset.
Depending on Time, we will visit the festival grounds where the Cultural Village and Inhabitants have set up.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
On this day, we rise up early for breakfast and thereafter, we head to the venue where the festival is taking place. Here guys can scatter and spend time with the local communities exhibiting their culture and also, you will get a chance to interact with them as well as learn about their culture.
Lunch will be served at the camp. Optional activities on offer include the following (organized and payable direct):-
1.) Hiring a boat to visit the surrounding areas
2.) Visit the desert museum
3.) Visit the local lodge for a swim
4.) Guided visit to rock art sites
5.) Visit Teleki island by boat.
6.) Dinner and overnight in Loiyangalani.
Loiyangalani to Maralal (Approx. 8 Hrs)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
After an early morning breakfast, we break the camp and embark on our journey back to Maralal town. This will be a long but scenic drive via South Horr.
– We will arrive Maralal late in the evening.
– Dinner and overnight in Maralal.
Maralal to Nairobi (Approx.7 – 8 Hrs)
This being our last day of the five days’ adventure, we rise early for breakfast and thereafter depart for Nairobi.
Arrival is expected just before dark.
With sweet memories to cherish for a lifetime!
The above safari is a basic Camping Group Safari. The group size is open and there are no restrictions to the number of clients within the group. For smaller groups or private safaris and upgraded accommodation, please contact us – the costs will differ.
Participants are requested to keep time with regards to meeting times, camp set up and pack up as briefed by the tour leader.
The route and campsites on the ground may be subject to change as per general conditions on the day regarding weather, roads, security or any other unforeseeable circumstances.
Kindly invite your friends, family members and others to the Lake Turkana Marsabit Cultural Festival June – July 2018 – The more the merrier.
Thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve you!
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