Category: Culture

The grave of the legendary Turkana mother

The grave of Nayeche, the legendary mother of all Turkana people is a holy place of prayer which must be only visited in the company of a local so that no customs are violated. Towards the end of the year another festival is held at the legendary burial site which anticipates a huge crowd of […]

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Turkana Cultural Festival Dancers

Thousands of people from Turkana, the neighbouring countries of Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia as well as Nairobi and from overseas flock to the annual Turkana Tourist and Cultural Festival which is held at Ekaleez Centre on the fringes of Lodwar. The festival program is diverse and comprises of the display of traditional Turkana houses, […]

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Lokori Standing Stones & Rock Art

In Lokori, not too far from the banks of Kerio river, there is one of Turkana’s most impressive archaeological sites, an ensemble of numerous circles of standing stones and two hills bearing mysterious rock art engravings. The local people will insist that the standing stone slabs once have been dancers turned into rocks by a […]

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