SAMBURU CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

One of the highlights of staying at Sasaab is the opportunity to experience the rich and ancient culture of the Samburu people, the stewards of northern Kenya’s incredible landscape. During your stay, it may be possible for us to organise a special cultural experience with the local community for you to watch and even participate in.

The Samburu have a way of life and elaborate traditions that follow the pattern of the rains; such celebrations have remained unchanged for the last two centuries. During the dry season, specially elected women pray for rain to bless the scorched earth. When the rain finally arrives, and with it their warriors bringing home herds of cattle, the colorfully adorned moran (warriors) and some of the women engage in spectacular celebratory dances and parties. At Sasaab we respect and follow this natural rhythm and guests staying at the lodge can sometimes be part of these activities. Being witness to a traditional dance is a real assault on all the senses and an unforgettable experience that many guests say is a highlight of their stay.

Due to the organic nature of the experience, this activity is subject to availability and must be booked prior to your arrival at Sasaab as we need at least 24 hours to organise the dance with the community.

Watching a Samburu dance is a mesmerising experience which draws you right in to the vibrant and rhythmic Samburu world.

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You will want lots of memory space on your camera for this experience, so go prepared!

OTHER ACTIVITIES AT SASAAB

GAME DRIVES

GAME DRIVES

SUNDOWNERS

SUNDOWNERS

BUSH BREAKFAST

BUSH BREAKFAST

HELICOPTER

HELICOPTER

CAMELS

CAMELS

FLY CAMPING

FLY CAMPING

SPASAAB

SPASAAB

POOLS & GYM

POOLS & GYM

QUAD BIKING

QUAD BIKING

WALKING

WALKING

THE 4C CENTRE

THE 4C CENTRE

FOR CHILDREN

FOR CHILDREN

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AT SASAAB

SAMBURU CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

SAMBURU CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

MARKET DAY

MARKET DAY

SAMBURU MANYATTA VISIT

SAMBURU MANYATTA VISIT

COMMUNITY PROJECT VISIT

COMMUNITY PROJECT VISIT