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"The Cradle of Mankind"

The park lies on the shores of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. The semi desert ecosystem is a home to wildlife and the unique prehistoric and archaeological sites are linked to the origin of mankind.

The park is very dry except for the alkaline waters of the lake. There’s a variety of wildlife including hippos, crocodile, zebra, giraffe and numerous bird species such as flamingos, pelicans and ducks.

Preserved wildlife fossils which include the Giant Tortoise and the 18-20 ft long Crocodile are found here.

Lake Turkana Central Island has the largest population of crocodiles in the world.

ACCESS

The park is about 800 km from Nairobi-it is 3 days drive via Marsabit

It is also accessible by air

Gates: One gate

You can only use 4-wheel drive and it is important to travel in a convoy for security purposes.

Alternatively travel by road, via Kitale and Lodwar.

LOCATION

Lake Turkana, Marsabit District in Eastern Province.

CLIMATE

Scorching hot and arid - December- March
June and July are the coolest months.
May- September very strong winds in the morning and evening.
Rain comes even after years

SAFARICARD REQUIRED?

Entry is by cash only( Kenya shillings or Us dollar )

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Origin of man: Koobo For a museum and research base.
  • Prolific birdlife
  • Crocodile Kingdom
  • The tempestuous ‘jade sea’
  • Petrified forests

WHERE TO STAY

In- Park Accommodation

  • Oasis Lodge
  • Lobolo Tented Camp

The park also has camping sites

ACTIVITY OPTIONS

  • Game viewing
  • Camping
  • Archeological safaris
  • Bird watching

BEST TIME TO VISIT

All year round

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU

Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight, binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks