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Turkana

Turkana is known in the local language as ng’turkana. Some place names in the country are attributed to the language of the Pokot and Samburu peoples, representing a tradition in the area of inhabitation by these peoples prior to displacement by the Turkana

It is Kenya’s largest county by land area (followed by Marsabit County), and also its north western most. It is bordered by the countries of Uganda to the west; South Sudan and Ethiopia, including the disputed Ilemi Triangle, to the north and northeast; and Lake Turkana to the east.

Where to go in Turkana

  • Lake Turkana formerly known as Lake Rudolf, is a lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley, in northern Kenya, with its far northern end crossing into Ethiopia. It is the world’s largest permanent desert lake and the world’s largest alkaline lake. By volume it is the world’s fourth-largest salt lake after the Caspian Sea, Issyk-Kul, and Lake Van (passing the shrinking South Aral Sea), and among all lakes it ranks 24th. Lake Turkana is a unique feature of the East African landscape. Besides being a permanent desert lake, it is the only lake that retains the waters originating from two separate catchment areas of the Nile. The Lake Turkana drainage basin draws its waters mainly from Kenya Highlands and Ethiopian Highlands.
  • Visit to Eliye Beach
  • Central Island National Park
  • South Turkana National Reserve
  • Central Island National Park
  • Nariokotome Turkana Boy Monument
  • Lokori Standing Stones
  • Lobolo Swamp
  • Kolokol standing Stones
  • Kapedo Hot Waterfalls: Kapedo’s major attraction are two hot waterfalls which merge with Suguta river, therefore creating a huge natural spa with mineral water. The banks of Suguta river are therefore overgrown by an amazing dry land vegetation most beautiful of which is the desert rose.

What to do here

  • Water sporting
  • Boat riding
  • Swimming
  • Explore Turkana Culture: experience the fascinating pastoralist way of life.
  • Hiking and rock climbing
  • Fishing & Bird Watching in Fergusson Bay
  • Visit Eliye Springs Beaches
  • Visit to South Turkana National Reserve
  • Fishing & Bird Watching Experience in Fergusson Bay
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