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“untouched and beautiful nature”
Review of Lake Turkana

Lake Turkana
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

When you drive either trough Chalbi desert or through the rocky highlands from the Samburu land, you will not trust your eyes about the beautiful desert lake in front of you. Truly one of the untouched spots of nature on this planet.
The weather is very hot and especially in the night very windy which makes it quite tough and exhausting, but the scenery makes you forgetting the physical challenging weather.

The lake is not recommended for swimming as there are lots of big crocs and hippos living in.

2  Thank Katrin M
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

The east side of Lake Turkana is definetely worth a visit. Thanks to the Turkana windpower project Loyangalani is much easier to access than before. It is beautiful, dry and hot.
In Loyangalani you will be in the middle of different tribes (Samburu, Turkana, Rendille, El Molo etc.) living peacefully together. People are friendly and the lake is refreshing. Great place for relaxing in the heat.
Reserve enough time especially if you want to go to the islands and/or Sibiloi national park and/or drive through Chelbi desert.

Thank Cheeriop
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Going there soon for its beaches and boat safaris to the central island.
Magnificent. Its true you can sleep at the beaches of lake turkana without any worries whatsoever.

2  Thank PAXTON T
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

If you have the opportunity to visit, don't pass it up. The adventurous journey there, the opportunity to learn firsthand about Samburu and Turkana people, the scenery all around, and finally the lake itself are all very much worth the arduous journey there. It is hot, windy, dusty and very uncomfortable. But it is so much worth it.

2  Thank HPFlat5
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Cradle of mankind, that is what Turkana is known for. Well it has much to offer from the hospitable communities to the beautiful scenery. As a Geologist i got to traverse to most places in Turkana if not all the places. The place is quite hot for first time travelers, the roads are not that well maintained and a well services 4WD drive would do one good. There is an airstrip in Lodwar, which is the Turkana County headquarters and flights are frequently made from Nairobi to Lodwar via Eldoret.
But before you decide to take a trip to this place, i would recommend one to gear up with a few items such as;
- Sun screen
- A hat
- Light clothing
- A bottle of water (always)
- A portable first aid kit
While in Lodwar, there are a few places one can spend a night or two in such as St. Teresa's Pastoral Community Centre and CEAMO which are quite hospitable and comfortable.
Such places are for the adventurers. Gear up and lets walk in the vastness of the cradle of mankind.

5  Thank Malidzo C
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