Cultural visits to the Samburu and Turkana communities

As Desert Rose is located in the Samburu holy mountain, Oldonyo Nyiru, we have a unique opportunity to be part of the most important celebrations from circumcision to colorful wedding parties which traditionally take place at the top of the mountain. 

time 1-2d
  • ceremonies Ceremonies

Questions?

They are inaccessible to outsiders but for Desert Rose guests Samburu people make an exception. Cultural visits to the Samburu community enlighten and give captivating experiences on how to track animals on the ground. Visits to their local home steads (manyattas) and acquire knowledge on the various uses of the plantations surrounding the community, some of which are used medicinally.

Similarly, visits to the Turkana, El molo and Gabbra communities can be arranged.

Worth seeing

  • Samburu Community
  • Turkana Community
  • Traditional buildings Manyattas
  • Taditional dances performed by the Morans or warriors

Other activities

Drive 4X4 safaris in North Kenya

Discover the road less travelled as well the best loved destination in the spectacular Northern Kenya.

1d
Driving
Driving
Animals
Animals
Northern Frontier Flying Safaris

Scenic flights to the Suguta Valley or Lake Logipi with one of the most breath-taking views!

1d
Flying
Flying
Boating Safaris on Lake Turkana

Central Island, with three crater lakes located on the Island this gem in the North is sure to leave you breathless.

1d
Sailing
Sailing
Cultural visits to the Samburu and Turkana communities

Be a part of the most important celebrations from circumcision to colorful wedding parties.

1d
Ceremonies
Ceremonies
Culture
Culture
Nature walks

The stunning landscape and interesting vegetation provide great inspiration on a variety of our abundant walks..

1d
Walking
Walking
Culture
Culture
Animals
Animals
Trekking & Rock Climbing

Be a part of the most important celebration

1d
Walking
Walking
Trekking
Trekking
Rock Climbing
Rock Climbing