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Lake Turkana Cultural Festival

This is an incredible place & an amazing festival to experience. The true craddle of human life! Although long & exhausting, best is to drive from Nairobi to truelly experience... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2013
Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We just stopped by as it was on our way and we got pleasantly surprised! The museum is very informative about the different tribes living in the North of Kenya, unveiling facts about their traditions, cultures, daily lives and habits. It exposes crafts belonging to tge different tribes and also shows the different plants and animals of the North. We... More 

Thank Katrin M
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

The museum is remote, and simple, a bit expensive (500sh) But to promote its existence it is worth the visit. You will read about the tribes around, insects, birds, see examples of cutlery, jewellery etc.

Thank Cheeriop
Siggiewi, Malta
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

I visited in September 2015, I asked when they last had a visitor and the reply was 'June'!! However the guide was an anthropologist and had worked at the digs in the North of the Lake.

Thank Guy C
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55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2014

The desert museum is not far out of the town of Loiyangalani. It is surprisingly beautifully built and set up. There is some really interesting information inside regarding the history of people, rock art and the topography/plants in the region. The exhibits are getting a bit old though and some of the beautiful photographs need to be put back in... More 

Thank Timkut68
Nairobi, Kenya
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

The drive to this place is an experience by itself. If driving all the way from Nairobi, even better. The Desert Museum is one very lovely place to visit. First the way its built is a bonus to the integration of architecture and nature. The open plan method also makes it quite unique to walk around. Its location by the... More 

Thank Martin_Wahogo
Zaandam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

This is an incredible place & an amazing festival to experience. The true craddle of human life! Although long & exhausting, best is to drive from Nairobi to truelly experience the incredible fauna & flora diversity of Norther Kenya: the landscape change drastically almost every 100km. And you really can then better appreciate a swim in the cool 10000 years... More 

2 Thank Jak_D
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

We were there from the 23rd till the 29th... It was really good and the kids loved it more.... Swimming and fishing in the lake........ Beautiful place.....the locals are very friendly.....

2 Thank Linanayanpatel
Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

the place can be even a tourism site in Turkana. Why? Because we have a number of volunteering boys who do assist tourists in the site for show offs and good company

Thank Ramadhan K

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