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Turkana: Famous for Lake Turkana and cultural festivals.

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Immerse yourself in a once-in-a-lifetime experience by visiting the Turkana country today, with attractions such as the famous Lake Turkana and culturally rich fairs. The Turkana Province lies in north western part of Kenya and it has in it the raw beauty and culture of the county. Discover, the beauty of the desert lake of Lake Turkana, which is the largest desert lake in the world, and watch the beautiful sunsets. Discover the warm local spirit involving yourself in joyful festivities centered around Turkana’s rich ethnic background. Conquering the Land from folk dances to real local food experience, sample the friendly ululations of Turkana people. This trip is designed to warm the hearts and refresh the Spirit; to stimulate your biggest treasure if you know what I mean; and to give those special memories that make life rich.

Itinerary

This itinerary offers a balanced mix of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and historical exploration, ensuring a memorable visit to Turkana.

Day 1: Arrival and Exploration of Lodwar

Arrive in Lodwar, the main town in Turkana County, either by road or flight. Check in at your lodge or hotel and enjoy a leisurely lunch. In the afternoon, explore Lodwar, visiting the Lodwar Museum to learn about the history and culture of the Turkana people. Stroll through the local markets to experience the vibrant community life and pick up some unique handicrafts. Return to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Visit to Lake Turkana

After an early breakfast, set off for Lake Turkana, the world’s largest permanent desert lake and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a scenic drive with stops to admire the dramatic landscapes. Upon arrival, take a boat trip on the lake to see the famous Central Island, known for its crocodile population and volcanic craters. Have a picnic lunch by the lakeshore and take in the stunning views. In the afternoon, visit El Molo Village, one of the smallest tribes in Kenya, and learn about their unique way of life. Return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3: Explore Turkana’s Cultural Heritage

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After breakfast, embark on a cultural tour of the Turkana region. Visit a traditional Turkana village to experience their rich cultural heritage, including their distinctive attire, dances, and crafts. Engage with the locals and gain insight into their nomadic lifestyle. Enjoy a traditional lunch with the community. In the afternoon, visit the famous Turkana Boy site, where the remains of an ancient hominid were discovered, offering fascinating insights into early human history. Return to your lodge for dinner and a relaxing evening.

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Important Information

Packing Tips:

  • Light, breathable clothing for daytime.
  • Warm layers for early mornings and evenings.
  • Binoculars and a good camera.
  • Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent.

Additional Notes:

  • Carry enough water and snacks for drives.
  • Follow the guide’s instructions and respect wildlife.
  • Consider a guided safari for a more informative experience.

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