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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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Exploring El-molo Shrines In Loiyangalani, Lake Turkana

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El-Molo is a Masai word meaning people who cannot walk. They arrived in Lake Turkana region in the year 1896 along the Samburu, Masai, Rendille and the Turkana community who inhabited before moving further east and south leaving the El-Molo community behind. Like any other African societies, the El-Molo people who are among the minority tribes in Kenya had their places of worship and where they could pray to God and offered sacrifices for rain, marriage, curse and barrenness. To carry on with their rituals the El-Molo people have four…

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Exploring lake Turkana Lake Turkana Northern Kenya Travel Destinations 

Exploring lake Turkana

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Our journey to Loiyangalani started from a small micro climate town of Marsabit down the slopes of Mount Marsabit through Chalbi desert to the shore of Lake Turkana. The journey was a bit rough but after hours of driving along the only dry desert in Kenya we were welcomed by the cool breeze from the lake. The road that leads to this tourist attraction town stretches along the shore for a distance of about 20km giving you a good view of the lake. Unfortunately we arrived a bit late when…

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