Lake Turkana Guided Safari
Lake Turkana Guided Safari in Kenya, also known as The Jade Sea, is famous for its greenish-blue colors and notorious strong desert winds. Lake Turkana Guided Safari takes us to the 300 Km long and 50 Km wide lake, which also makes it the largest lake in Kenya (although, Lake Victoria which is shared with Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda is larger). It is also the world’s largest permanent desert lake. Join this exciting Lake Turkana Guided Safari to Kenya with Genesis of Adventure.
Experience the rare chance of traveling across Kenya while you could enjoy the impressive and beautiful scenery. You will also have the chance to visit Sibiloi National Park and Lake Turkana Central Island to see the Nile crocodiles. If you are looking for the chance to enjoy a Lake Turkana Guided Safari, this might be the best offer for you. You just need to enjoy the safari because meals, accommodation, and transportation are included in the price.
Lake Turkana in Kenya has an allure for intrepid travelers that is hard to resist. European aristocracy, British royalty, journalists and adventurers have visited the Jade Sea and marveled at its unique features. The Jade Sea is all the more astonishing because it is found in the midst of a desert. This massive body of iridescent, blue-green water is surrounded by spectacular volcanic formations and dark pink hills. An island in the lake has an active volcano and the entire region including a number of national parks is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lake Turkana is the largest of the Great Rift Valley soda lakes and the presence of algae (cyanobacteria) in the water imparts the characteristic color.
Lake Turkana Jade Sea Special Camping Safari Lake Turkana stretches for miles over what appears to be a desolate area on the wild northern frontier of Kenya and the border with Ethiopia. On closer inspection visitors will find many hidden treasures, from archaeological discoveries and wildlife diversity to scenic wonders, lake activities and definitive cultural interaction. There are few places that can combine such a range of attractions in one area.
Lake Turkana Safari Packages
- 9 Days Lake Turkana Camping Adventure Tours
- 5 Days Lake Turkana Fly-in-Safari
- 8 Days Lake Turkana Bus Camping Safari Package
Lake Turkana Guided Safari
Lake Turkana in Kenya’s remote northern frontier is a massive inland sea, the largest desert lake in the world. This single body of water is over 250km long, which is longer than the Kenyan coast in its entirety. It is widely known as the Jade Sea because of the remarkable, almost incandescent, color of its waters. After a long journey through the sweltering deserts and lava avalanches of northern Kenya, the sight of this vast body of glistening, turquoise water comes as an unearthly, ethereal vision.
The Lake is a source of life for some of Kenya’s most remote tribes. The Turkana, with ancestral ties to Uganda, live a semi-nomadic existence around the lake. The country’s smallest tribe, the El Molo, live a hunter-gatherer existence on the shores, in villages of distinctive rounded reed huts. This is a rarely visited part of Kenya, as it is fairly remote, but those who make the journey are well rewarded with a memorable experience encompassing so much more than just a safari.
Lake Turkana is on the World Heritage list and it serves as universally valuable for the breeding ground of Nile crocodile (of which it is home to the biggest), hippopotamus, and numerous venomous snakes. The area around Lake Turkana is recognized in history as the place where hominid remains have been found amongst other fossils. Today, Kenyan tribes reside on the lake shores and live a traditional life as hunter-gatherers and fishermen. The Central Island (also known as Crocodile Island), in the middle of Lake Turkana, is a volcanic island 500 hectares in size. It is made up of over than a dozen craters and cones, 3 of which have formed lakes. An experience at Lake Turkana will involve geographical beauty, rural homesteads and fishing boats, warm-heated people, interesting animals and natural discovery.
Lake Turkana Guided Safari
Lake Turkana guided safari to the Kenya’s Northern Frontier is home to the world’s largest desert lake – the 7 million-hectare Lake Turkana. The lake is more than 290 kilometers long, 30 meters deep and 32 kilometers at its widest point. Most of the lake falls within the borders of Kenya with only a small section of the northern tip extending into Ethiopia. While Lake Turkana is notable for its incredible size, the greenish-blue color (jade) of the water that is created by the presence of algae is another natural curiosity that holds the imaginations of our guests. Below the Jade Sea water’s surface are more than 40 recorded species of fish, and the most recognizable carnivores are the Nile crocodiles that bask in the sunlight along the shores. The lake’s Central Island with its small active volcano, South and North Islands and Sibiloi National Park provide migratory birds with a much-needed stopping point during their journey.
The diversity of flora and fauna and ecological value of the area, as well as the international significance of archaeological and anthropological discoveries, is why Lake Turkana and its surrounding safari national parks are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Koobi Fora section, alone, has advanced paleontological science more than any other location in Africa.
Lake Turkana Guided Safari – Lake Turkana Safari Boat Excursions and Fishing
Excursions by boat are a great way to explore and sight-see or visit various attractions. Catching giant Nile Perch is a top activity by boat or you can fish from the shore. There are about 50 fish species in the lake.
Lake Turkana Safari Central Island National Park guided safari
Lake Turkana has the biggest Crocodile population in the world and you can see many of them on this amazing island. Central Island has a number of volcanic features with 3 small jade coloured lakes – images of it taken from the air are often displayed in connection with Lake Turkana.
Lake Turkana Safari Koobi Fora and Sibiloi National Park
Fossils, a Petrified Forest and wildlife are what you will find here. You can explore the origins of man and see giant fossils of pre-historic creatures amongst thousands of other animal remains. There is a museum and tours can be arranged in advance. Wildlife in the park includes Nile crocodile, Reticulated Giraffe, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Hippo and more.
Lake Turkana Guided Birding Safari
Lake Turkana is home to hundreds of local bird species (at least 350) as well as a rich variety of migrants which arrive in the summer. African Skimmers, Flamingos, Pelicans, Cormorants, Fish Eagles, Ibis and also Spoonbills are just a few of the species you can spot.
Lake Turkana Safari Cultural Interaction
Going to Lake Turkana is like stepping back in time – the local tribes continue with their traditional way of life despite the modern world. Visitors often feel like they have seen the true Africa as it was in the days of the great explorers. The tribes of this region are fascinating to say the least and meeting the local people in their colorful attire is a highlight for any visitor.