Dubbed "The Cradle of Mankind",
It lies on the northeastern shore of Lake Turkana about 800 kilometers from Nairobi.
The semi-desert ecosystem was established to protect its petrified forest, wildlife and the unique prehistoric and archaeological sites linked to the origin of man.
The park is waterless except for the alkaline waters of the lake. It is nonetheless rich in wildlife such as zebra, giraffe, hippo, crocodile and numerous bird species such as flamingos, pelicans and ducks.
Other attractions are the preserved wildlife fossils, which include the Giant Tortoise and the 20-feet long crocodile.
Distance: from Nairobi 800 kilometres north of Nairobi
There are two all weather strips
high-clearance 4WD is essential all year round. Travel in convoy is recommendedThe lake is a three-day drive from Nairobi via Marsabit and North Horr. The other route is Maralal via South Horr.Alternatively travel by road from Nairobi to Kalokol on the lake’s western shores, via Kitale and Lodwar. From Kalokol, boat hire services are available across the lake to Allia Bay.
Scorching hot and arid (especially December-March). June and July are the coolest months. May- September very strong winds blow most of the day. Rainfall less than 250mm per annum and in some places it has not rained for several years.
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