PHOTO: Turkana men dancing at the festival.
The Lake Turkana Cultural Festival was held in June 2014 in the oasis town of Loiyangalani on the eastern shore of Lake Turkana (Kenya), the world’s biggest desert lake and part of the famous “Cradle of Humankind”. This festival, originally a brainchild of TARA’s, that had been developed in collaboration with the National Museums of Kenya (NMK), has now been held annually for several years. It is a visually enthralling spectacle that celebrates the rich cultural diversity of this part of Marsabit County as well as its enigmatic rock art heritage. The festival, which took place partly in the Festival Showground and partly at the Desert Museum on the lake shore is fast becoming an important tourist attraction. It was opened by his excellency the Governor of Marsabit County Ukur Yatani and Deputy President William Ruto was the chief guest.
PHOTO: Colorful scene with different dancers at the festival show ground.
PHOTO: The wife of a Turkana chief with lake behind.