Thingira Cultural Centre

Thingira Centre is a cultural village that serves as a gateway for those seeking to learn about the traditional practices of the people living in the Mt Kenya region. The Centre is located at Makutano town, on the Nairobi – Nyeri Highway. The Centre showcases traditional songs, cuisines, artefacts, games among others from the Kikuyu, Embu, Meru and Kamba communities. Besides, it also has a crocodile village where visitors can watch the reptiles at close range.

Activities 

Departure for Thingira Centre from Conference venue

Arrival at the Thingira Cultural Centre

Welcome songs, dance, and briefing

Tour to the crocodile park

Education on the indigenous trees/herbs

Site seeing on the architecture of different types of huts

Tours through the homestead and introduction to the homestead set-up

Showcasing of:

  • Traditional clothing, music instruments, currency and history of Kenya/bantu, Blacksmith house, Weaving, Beading, pottery and carvings.
  • Traditional foods demo (Grains, traditional vegetables, beer making).
  • Stone Age fire lighting.

Traditional games such as:-

  • Mbira
  • Mbara
  • Joma

Interactive traditional dancing

Departure for Conference venue / Areas of residence