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Desert Museum

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Lake Turkana Cultural Festival

This is an incredible place & an amazing festival to experience. The true craddle of human... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2013
Zaandam, The Netherlands
Went to Loiyangalani museum..... Was beautiful...

We were there from the 23rd till the 29th... It was really good and the kids loved it more... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2012
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1 Jan 2017
“unexpectedly informative!”
15 Nov 2016
“Small, simple,but worth to visit”
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Loiyangalani, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We just stopped by as it was on our way and we got pleasantly surprised! The museum is very informative about the different tribes living in the North of Kenya, unveiling facts about their traditions, cultures, daily lives and habits. It exposes crafts belonging to...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Katrin M
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The museum is remote, and simple, a bit expensive (500sh) But to promote its existence it is worth the visit. You will read about the tribes around, insects, birds, see examples of cutlery, jewellery etc.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Cheeriop
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I visited in September 2015, I asked when they last had a visitor and the reply was 'June'!! However the guide was an anthropologist and had worked at the digs in the North of the Lake.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Guy C
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The desert museum is not far out of the town of Loiyangalani. It is surprisingly beautifully built and set up. There is some really interesting information inside regarding the history of people, rock art and the topography/plants in the region. The exhibits are getting a...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Timkut68
Reviewed 17 April 2014

The drive to this place is an experience by itself. If driving all the way from Nairobi, even better. The Desert Museum is one very lovely place to visit. First the way its built is a bonus to the integration of architecture and nature. The...More

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank Martin_Wahogo
Reviewed 23 June 2013

This is an incredible place & an amazing festival to experience. The true craddle of human life! Although long & exhausting, best is to drive from Nairobi to truelly experience the incredible fauna & flora diversity of Norther Kenya: the landscape change drastically almost every...More

Date of experience: May 2013
2  Thank Jak_D
Reviewed 30 December 2012

We were there from the 23rd till the 29th... It was really good and the kids loved it more.... Swimming and fishing in the lake........ Beautiful place.....the locals are very friendly.....

Date of experience: December 2012
2  Thank Linanayanpatel
Reviewed 31 March 2012

the place can be even a tourism site in Turkana. Why? Because we have a number of volunteering boys who do assist tourists in the site for show offs and good company

Date of experience: March 2012
Thank Ramadhan K
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