Lake Turkana Lake Turkana Northern Kenya Travel Destinations 

THE PETRIFIED FOREST, SIBILOI NATIONAL PARK

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The Petrified Forest is approximately 5 km away from the Karsa Gate (the main entrance to the Sibiloi National Park). There are signs inside the park so it shouldn’t be too difficult to drive there. To the best of my knowledge the Petrified Forest is the only one of its kind in Kenya. Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning “rock” or “stone”; literally “wood turned into stone”) is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. Petrified wood is formed when the organic…

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Burji Culture 

Ancient Textile Making among Burji of Kenya and Southern Ethiopia

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A video of Burji ancient textile making Anything that human beig puts on as an attire is possibly coming from textile product. From the bare lands of northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia Burji community have been growing cotton grows for their local textile industry. The burji community has history of growing of cotton in small scale since time in memorial. Burji textiles are a part of the cultural heritage of its people. The Burji are known to use looms as early as 4000 BC, and wore linen clothing made with…

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Culture Lkunono Rendille Samburu 

WONDER GUM OF AFRICA, ACACIA GUM

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Gum is a party and parcel  of African societies Especially in northern Kenya. Samburu and rendille have been using gum during ceremony and daily life occurrence as a blessing and also to keep away evil spirits Acacia gum has a naturally sticky texture. Materials with this property are often used to reduce irritation and inflammation. The gum has been shown to be especially effective in easing stomach or throat discomfort.   The gum is used for quicker wound healing than the standard treatment. The acacia exudate is used in adhesives, pharmaceuticals,…

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