First Maasai Cultural Festival

On November 7-8, 2013, the South Rift Association of Land Owners (SORALO) hosted the first annual Maasai Cultural Festival at the historic Olegorsaille site in southern Kenya.

Hundreds of Maa-speaking people, dignitaries, and politicians from around Kenya attended, shared ideas for how to ensure their cultural future, and to commit to a common festival every year to celebrate, conserve, and share their unique culture. 

ConserVentures founders Roseann and Jonathan Hanson attended the festival, delivering 125 copies of the shield project book (see post, below). They also provided photography and videography documentation of the festival.