Lake Turkana

Why Visit Lake Turkana?

  • Discover one of Kenya’s wildest areas – a region seemingly still untamed
  • Admire the volcanic landscape, with its dramatic calderas and blackened lava flows
  • Meet the fierce Turkana people, who survive in this harsh environment
  • Roam the fossil-strewn terrain of Sibiloi National Park

A Little More About Lake Turkana

Known as the “Jade Sea”, this vast lake lies in the very north of Kenya - remote even in a country so renowned for its wilderness. Filling a depression formed by the Great Rift Valley, its waters end only where a volcanic plug stems their flow.

The surrounding landscape is arid and desolate, punctuated by occasional lines of rocky hills and a dotted with hardy palm trees. The Turkana tribes, renowned for the ferocity and history of intertribal conflict, roam this inhospitable region. Even now, the people and culture seem a world away from the Maasai-dominated savannah lands in the south of the country.

Unexplored and sparsely populated, Turkana attracts only the hardiest of travellers. But the rewards are great for those who can tolerate the vast distances and oppressive heat. There are few places like it in Africa and it represents the final frontier for many repeat visitors to Kenya.

When to Go

The climate remains hot all year round in the Turkana region, with relatively little variation in temperature. This means that there is no ideal time to visit.

The coolest months are between June and August, but the temperature can still easily hit 35 °C. A little rain falls during April, but the weather is generally dry throughout the year.

Beyond the Ordinary

A trip in a helicopter is the best way to appreciate the vast beauty of this spectacular landscape. Those who really yearn for adventure can spend a night sleeping out beside the chopper, with only the stars for company.

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