Homestay Information

Leganishu Maasai cultural homestay is a small community of Maasai tribespeople just outside of the world-famous Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya. Rather than the traditional huts of mud, dung, sticks, animals, and smoke, comfortable small homes have been created for visitors to spend time and get to know the Maasai people. 

It’s a relatively short “bush flight” from Nairobi followed by a beautiful drive through the world-renowned game to the Leganishu Maasai homestay. There you will find some of the warmest people on the planet, experience a culture shockingly different — and yet also shockingly the same — as yours. You will experience it in one of the only places in the world that you can actually spend all day long with the Maasai people — in a way that is setup to help them continue their culture. Spend three or more days with the Maasai at Leganishu, and you will understand the Mara in way in which no lodge could ever help you understand: from the perspective of the native people who know the ecosystem inch-by-inch — because their survival depends upon it. 

The northern frontier - 7 Days Lake Turkana Cultural Festival

It is here where the 14 ethnic communities which live in Marsabit County: El Molo, Rendille, Samburu, Turkana, Dassanatch, Gabra, Borana, Konso, Sakuye, Garee, Waata, Burji and Somali demonstrate through song and dance their unique differences and traditions. In this remote and forgotten region; we are also made aware of the challenges faced by these minority tribes which include drought, environmental challenges, poor infrastructure and wrangling amongst each other.

The pared-back (yet elegant) style of Saruni Rhino, one of Kenya’s best safari lodges, is entirely in keeping with its semi-arid surroundings. Here, the truest expression of indulgence is being able to track black rhino on foot, as until recently, some three decades had passed since anyone could do this in the country.

Turkana is the second-largest county in Kenya sweeping the northwestern corner bordering South Sudan, Uganda to the west and Ethiopia to the north-east. Dubbed as “The Cradle of Mankind”, this county has great potential as a tourist destination.

Lake Turkana Cultural Festival will take place for the 13th consecutive year in Loyangalani town, on the shores of the awe-inspiring Jade Sea. This year’s event is co-organized by the County Government of Marsabit, Local Community Festival Committee, Kenya Tourism Board, National Museums of Kenya and Kenya Wildlife Service.

This will be a six days overland truck road trip to Lake Turkana. A Cultural Safari with game drive in Samburu National Reserve, and purely a camping safari that will start in Nairobi to Lake Turkana via Samburu and back.

Itenerary

Day 1. Nairobi – Samburu Day 2. Samburu – Loyangalani Day 3 & 4. Loyangalani Day 5. Loyangalani – Samburu Day 6. Samburu – Nairobi

SARUNI RHINO | SAMBURU

SARUNI RHINO | SAMBURU One Of Kenya’s Best Safari Lodges

The pared-back (yet elegant) style of Saruni Rhino, one of ,Kenya’s best safari lodges is entirely in keeping with its semi-arid surroundings. Here, the truest expression of indulgence is being able to track black rhino on foot, as until recently, some three decades had passed since anyone could do this in the country.

At a glance

Small, intimate lodge with two open, thatched bandas in the shade of a knot of palm trees in northern Kenya, with views across a dry riverbed to the arid, thorny scrublands beyond – ideal black rhino habitat. Accommodation for just six guests at a time, flexible schedules, private vehicles available…