Visit the Pokot

Kenya

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Guests staying at Governors’ Mugie House have the opportunity to visit the Pokot at a nearby village and learn about the traditions and customs of this colourful tribe who hail from the districts of West Pokot and Baringo.

Watch highly adorned women carry out vibrant song and dance while an elderly lady prepares cloth out of a goat hide. Meanwhile, a village elder demonstrates the art of fire making by rubbing two pieces of wood of different hardnesses together and other men play a fast-paced game of ‘bao’ in the sand.

You are also welcome to take a peek inside one of their homes and understand the importance of gourds; how they are made and the way in which they are used to store milk.

This is a truly fascinating experience and should not be missed. There is a fee of Ksh 15,000 (approximately USD 120, rate depending) to visit the Pokot, regardless of guest group size and this activity should be booked  in advance when possible.