Lake Turkana Cultural Festival:
The lake Turkana Festival takes place annually in Loiyangalani,a small town
located on the south-eastern coast of Lake Turkana.The name means“a place of
many trees”in the native Samburu tongue and is home to the ElMolo,an almost
extinct community,amongst other communities.Its main industries include
fishing, tourism and gold panning.
The 3 day carnival is a celebration of the rich cultures of the ElMolo,Samburu,
Gabbra,Rendile,Watta,Dasannach and theTurkana all who live around the Jade
Sea.TheLakeTurkanaFestival is worth attending as you explore this northern
frontier and enjoy the myriad of colorful cultures while discovering the hidden
treasures of Lake Turkana.