Turkana Tourist attractions -Kenya

Turkana is a hot,dry and desert area with thorn trees all over. The roads are rough hence being advised to use a 4WD car when travelling. The distance from Nairobi is around 700KM by road and around 500km by air. the various tourist attractions in turkana are;
1. Lake turkana this is the world’s largest permanent alkaline desert lake with the largest world population of Nile crocodiles.
2. Central island national park this is a volcanic island located in the middle of Lake Turkana. it is made up of 3 crater lakes which are flamingo lake, crocodile lake and tilapia lake with each lake providing breeding grounds of the animal its name stands for.
3. Loiyangalani desert museum it is located on a hill providing information about the 8 communities living within lake turkana which are; El-molo, Rendille, Samburu, Gabbra, Boran, Watta, dassanash.
4. Koobi fora this is an anthropological and archaeological site found on the eastern shore of lake turkana.
5. Sibiloi national park it is on the eastern shore of lake turkana and was established to protect the petrified cedar forest, wildlife and the unique prehistoric and archeological sites linked to origin of man. The park is waterless except for the alkaline lake.
6. Eliye springs resort it is on the western shore of the lake. It is a fishing destination among other activities such as boat riding.

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