Lake Turkana Cultural festival 8th edition will be held on 29th to 31st may.
Lake Turkana festival is one of the memorable events in the Kenya tourist calendar and it is organized by the county government of Marsabit, local community festival committee, Kenyan Tourism Board, and National Museum of Kenya and Kenya Wildlife Service. The festival is aimed at celebrating and helps preserve the culture of Gabbra, Samburu, Turkana, Borana, Watta, Rendille, Pokot, Elmolo and Dasnach as well as focusing on the economic development of the region and participating communities.
The festival features amazing cultural dances, their living style and their delicacies. Million years old fossils from koobi fora national reserve will also be displayed during the festival. Some of the fossils of the first human beings were excavated by Dr. Leakey at koobi fora hence naming Marsabit County as the cradle of mankind.
THURSDAY 19TH MAY 2016
|2.30-3.00||· Flag Raising/ National Anthem
· Religions Choirs
· Parading of Participating Teams
|3.00-4.00||· Cultural performances
· Fashion Show
|4.00- 5.00||Chief Guest Speech
|7.00-8.30||Cohesion Night (Lectures)
FRIDAY 20TH MAY 2016
|9.00- 10.00am||Exhibition of cultural foods and medicine.
|11.30- 12.30pm||Cultural Performance
Speeches by H.E the Governor, Chief Guest and MCAs
|2.30-4.30pm||Boat Racing-flag off by H.E the Governor.
|5.00- 7.00pm||Cocktail party / Sundowner
|7.30-8.30||Plenary Discussion of this year’s Theme at Cultural Site||Festival Site|
Ethiopian guest artist-Abush Zalaqa
Cultural night performance by cultural groups at their villages
SATURDAY 21ST.MAY 2016
|7.30- 10.00am||ROCK ART TOUR ( 4 km North of Loiyangalani)
Exhibition of Culture Food and Medicine Continues
|10.00-11.30am||Visit to Elmolo Shrine (Boat hire charges)
|11.30-1.00pm||Welcoming The Chief Guest at Airstrip
Camel and Donkey Parade
Viewing of the Artefacts at Desert Museum
|2.00-6.30||Viewing the Cultural Village and Stakeholders Stands by Chief Guest.
Fashion Show- Curtain Raiser
Cultural performances (All)
|7.30 – to Dawn||Music by Local Artist/Guest Musician and Fashion Show.||Festival Site.|
SUNDAY 23RD MAY 2016 DEPARTURE at leisure.