15 May

Sites in Kenya.

✓ Maasai Mara National Reserve.  

  ✓Lamu Island

✓ Fort Jesus in Mombasa

✓Gedi Ruins in Malindi

✓Thimlich Ohinga in South Nyanza

✓Jumba la Mtwana ruins in Kilifi

✓Olergesaille Village in Magadi

*Maasai Mara National Reserve*

Visit a traditional Maasai village to learn about their pastoralist culture, customs, and way of life.Participate in Maasai cultural activities like traditional dances and crafts.


*Lamu Island*

Explore the historic Lamu Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its Swahili architecture and cultureInteract with local artisans and learn about traditional Swahili crafts and cuisine.Take a dhow boat tour to experience the coastal lifestyle.


*Nairobi*

Visit the Bomas of Kenya cultural center to see performances and exhibits showcasing Kenya's diverse tribal culturesExplore the National Museums of Kenya to learn about the country's history, art, and heritage.Participate in a cultural shopping tour to purchase traditional Kenyan handicrafts and souvenirs.


*Samburu National Reserve*Interact with the Samburu people, who are closely related to the Maasai, and learn about their pastoralist lifestyle, Witness traditional Samburu dances and customs.


*Machakos*

Explore the Kamba culture, one of Kenya's largest and most assertive ethnic groups.Visit local markets and artisan workshops to see traditional Kamba crafts and textiles.

Something about the tribes. 

Maasai and Samburu Nomadic pastoral lifestyle deeply rooted in nature, Reliance on livestock like cattle, milk, meat, and blood rather than hunting wildlife, Traditional mud-thatched villages and livestock enclosures Vibrant cultural dress, jewelry, and beadwork that express identity and social status Rhythmic call-and-response singing and the Adamu dance.


Kamba.

One of Kenya's largest and most assertive ethnic groupsTraditional crafts, textiles, and livelihoods in their home region of Machakos.


Luo 

Nilotic tribe settled around Lake Victoria, known for fishing, Unique cultural practices like tooth removal during initiation, Influence on Kenyan music through the "Benga" style.


Kikuyu

Belief in the god Ngai residing on Mount Kenya, with homes facing the mountain. Traditional initiation ceremonies like circumcision for boys and clitoridectomy for girlsSignificant role in Kenya's independence struggle through the Mau Mau movement.


Borana, Gabbra, and Turkana.

pastoralist communities in northern KenyaSomali nomadic camel-herding culture in the northeast.


Mijikenda Kaya forest communities and their ancient cultural practices.


*Type of dances*

Maasai and Samburu Dances. Adamu dance, a rhythmic call-and-response singing and dancing performed by the Maasai Similar high-jumping circle dances performed by the Samburu, who are closely related to the Maasai.

Isukuti Dance Performed by the Luhya people of western KenyaFeatures upbeat percussion rhythms and singing in the Luhya language.
The Bomas of Kenya cultural center in Nairobi features performances showcasing dances from Kenya's diverse tribal groups, visitors can learn about the traditional dances, music, and cultural practices of tribes like the Kikuyu, Luo, Kamba, Luhya and Kalenjin.


*Musical instruments* 

Handmade drums, which are commonly used in Kenya.

Beaded items and jewelry, especially among the Maasai and Samburu people, that are not only ornamental but also express identity and social status.
Wooden animal carvings made by the Maasai people, reflecting the wildlife found in Kenya's national parks and reserves.
Soapstone carvings, another popular souvenir in Kenya, showcasing intricate designs and craftsmanship Beadwork, a significant part of Kenyan culture, with colorful and recognizable beadwork made by various tribes like the Maasai and Samburu.