Turkana Cultural Festival

Tobong’u Lore is still relatively unknown among many Kenyans despite being in existence for the last five years.

Tobong’u Lore is a new tourism and cultural festival that was launched by the Turkana County government and has been successfully held thrice in the past few years.

The word Tobong’u Lore meaning ‘coming home’ or ‘welcome back home’ in the Turkana native language, serves as an initiative by the community to bring unity and peace.

The cultural festival is held in the third week of April each year, where people come together to have fun and enjoy themselves. Participants come together at Ekalees Center in Lodwar to interact and showcase their cultures in interesting ways.

Despite being launched in 2014, it was officially launched in 2018. The festival lasts three to four days where both locals and tourists can come and experience the richness of the Turkana culture.

Below are other intriguing facts you should know about the Tobong’u Lore festival.

  • Cultural dress codes
  • Activities
  • Themes
  • Challenges

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