LAKE TURKANA FESTIVAL 2012
Enlarge image (© Joan Perreruan) The German Embassy would like to invite you to the 5th Lake Turkana Festival, which will take place from 18th to 20th May 2012 on the shores of the world famous Lake Turkana, the so-called "Jade Lake".
The Lake Turkana Festival is organised jointly by the German Embassy, the National Museums of Nairobi, Private Safaris and the local community of Loiyangalani and sponsored by various institutions and companies. The aim of this event, which has taken place every year since 2008, is to promote peace and cultural understanding among the local communities. The Lake Turkana Festival not only became famous for its colourful, stirring and moving music performances, sports events and arts exhibitions but also won the hearts of locals and politicians and support of several companies, NGOs and foreign embassies for its ability to address and promote issues relating to the sustainable development of the Turkana region.
It may sound like light culture entertainment but the event serves a deeper purpose: the Lake Turkana Festival gives the region with its lack of infrastructure, fights among ethnic communities and environmental challenges an opportunity for cross-cultural interaction and reconciliation. This is a chance for both, Kenyans as well as Expatriates, to experience the living conditions and fascinating culture of the ten participating tribes.
Transport is either by car convoy or by plane. The road travel option will take visitors on a magical journey across Kenya, from Nairobi to Loyangalani. As the convoy will progress through the changing landscapes, the accompanying and highly knowledgeable expert staff of the National Museums of Kenya will explain the different cultural habits and unique features of the communities along the way.
Be advised that accomodation space is limited and already starting to be filled. Our partner Private Safaris will be happy to help you with your booking. Travel details and other information on the Festival can be found on the official website.
Explore with us this unique territory and be a witness of the terrific performances and demonstrations of ten different ethnic communities!
This is truly the adventure of a life time!