Twala Cultural Manyatta is a community project initiated by local women to preserve the rich cultural and historic heritage of the local Maasai people. This ecotourism facility is constructed using local and traditional materials. Their mission is to provide a unique and authentic experience for visitors while fostering respect and understanding of the local environment and culture.
The Twala Cultural Manyatta is near Il Polei, a small village 80 km northwest of Nanyuki, 100 km from Mt. Kenya, and 250 km from Nairobi. The area has beautiful views of Mt. Kenya and the Laikipia plains. The neighboring community – owned Wildlife Conservancy is home to a variety of wildlife.
The Manyatta activities bring together research, experience, lives and knowledge of Maasai communities living within a dynamic and challenging landscape. The Manyatta offers many activities, including the opportunity to watch traditional Maasai dances and ceremonies, listen to Maasai songs, visit the breath-taking nearby Mukogodo Forest, or the opportunity to embark on a bird watching tour led by a local guide.
All proceeds go directly to the community and are utilized for the benefit of sustainable development and poverty reduction. All guides have been recruited from the local area.
The project doesn’t currently have a website but you can contact them by email or by telephone: +254 724 943 948 or you can read more about the Twala Cutlural Manyatta on this pdf.