Culture Samburu 

SAMBURU HOME(MANYATTA) SITES Author: Leadekei Alois

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  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 Samburuland and not just survive, but flourish. Samburu will move their manyatta for one reason only; their livestock. They need to follow the rains and the pasture required to maintain their bank account, the cattle. Often it is because the grass in the area is finished and there is known to be better somewhere else….

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Lake Turkana Travel Destinations 

ISLANDS ON THE LAKE TURKANA (JADE SEA) MAGICAL KENYA

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  The North Island of Lake Turkana is deserted summit of dormant volcano. The island consists of several volcanic tuff cones, it is 2 km long, rises up to 220 m high above the lake level. This island is crossed by a fault line – Turkana Rift – in north-east – south-west direction. In the southern part of the island there are observed hot springs and steam vents, fumaroles and solfataras. Lake Turkana is slightly alkaline, but it supports a good population of aquatic life including fish and crocodiles. The…

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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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