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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Culture Turkana 

Turkana and their political leadership

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In Turkana, Political leadership was provided by ritual diviners or ngimurok. Each of these men normally controlled one territorial section, but a few outstanding figures rose to positions of influence in the tribe as a whole. Among the Turkana, the ngimurok had much more clearly defined military role. During the 19th century, three outstanding diviners were recorded:Lokerio, who led the early wars of expansion and lived until the 1880s; Lokorikeny, who flourished around the middle of the century; and Lokorijem, who in the late 1890s, is said to have come…

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Samburu Traditional dance Cultural Events Lake Turkana 

Marsabit Lake Turkana Cultural Festival Programme

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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….

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