Samburu Legends: The Mighty Warrior, LENASAKALAE

History says Lenasakalae was a warrior from Lpisikishu phratry of the black cattle moiety of Samburu tribe. He was probably a Ltarigrig an age-set initiated around 1865.He was remembered as a warrior of great strength and courage. He defended...

THE IMMINENT KILLING OF THE SACRED BULL

To mark the beginning of a new age-set, a Sacred bull must killed on top of Mount Nyiro or on its slope. It is only the larger Lmasula phratry of the Samburu tribe who are endowed to kill this sacred...

#SAMBURU CULTURE: LMONGO LODUUNG' LAAJI, Killing of a ritual bull that precedes new age-set

( Pictured boys ... Ntoros enkila narok...from Bendera below is among the selected ones going tomorrow to nyiro for the killing of the ritual bull.) Circumcision of new age set is slated to be officiated by the killing of Bull...

ALOIS LEADEKEI, CULTURE AND NATURE RESEARCHER

PICTURE: Alois Leadekei, Culture, Nature and Writer/Researcher.   Alois Leadekei is an ambitious, young and passionate writer and researcher in culture and nature in northern Kenya  (home to some of the best known cultures, people and magical landscapes) Working at the heart...

SAMBURU HOME(MANYATTA) SITES

Picture: Samburu homestead (Manyatta) site   Samburu tribe predominatly are semi-nomadic means that the Samburu have a strong connection with a vast area of land. This allows them to successfully navigate the extreme conditions of...

WONDER GUM OF AFRICA, ACACIA GUM

Gum is a party and parcel of African societies Especially in northern Kenya. Samburu and Rendille have been using gum during the ceremony and daily life occurrence as a blessing and also to keep away evil spirits Acacia gum have...

Lmuget Lelaing'oni cerebration among Samburu

Lmuget is a traditional ceremony for the Samburu tribe initiatives to upgrade from one age set to another after circumcision of boys to Morans. Morans will perform several celebrations before there are initiated into young elders and allowed to...

REMORE: a Traditional Ritual for Boys to Invoke Blessings

Remore Elayiok is a Fertility blessings invoking ritual performed by uncircumcised boys in Samburu traditions for a barren woman ( Olipi ). Fertility is very high value for the samburu. A childless woman thought to be sterile is required by...

Samburu Tribe Age-Sets Rites of Passage

In the life of a Samburu moran, the first seven years begin after his circumcision ceremony, which takes place around age 14. From 14 to about 21 he is a junior moran. Graduating to senior moran marks the time when...

Samburu Horoscope

Samburu Horoscope: Samburu Names for the Months of the Year Samburu people are plain Nilotes, a super-linguistic branch of the "Maa" people These are: Masai, Lshamus, Sampur and Laikipiak. The origins of the Samburu are in the Sudan, and when...

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THE PETRIFIED FOREST, SIBILOI NATIONAL PARK

The Petrified Forest is approximately 5 km away from the Karsa Gate (the main entrance to the Sibiloi National Park). There are signs inside...

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