This is a 6 days desert safari to Lodwar, Turkana County. It involves a visit to Eliye Springs and the Central Island excursion.
Day 1: Nairobi – Eldoret
Start the journey from Nairobi early in the morning. Stop over at Nakuru for lunch. Proceed to Eldoret. Check into Ndura Farm House camping. Dinner and overnight at the Naiberi Campsite.
Day 2: Eldoret – Lodwar
Journey proceeds from Eldoret – Lodwar. This is a 6 hrs drive with medium temperatures along the way. Lunch is served at Turkwel Hydroelectric Power Station. Journey proceed to Lodwar town where you stopover for personal shopping. Eliye Springs is located in the shores of Lake Turkana. It’s a 1 hour 45 minutes’ drive. Arrival is at around 6:00 pm. Overnight and dinner at Eliye Springs Hotel.
Day 3: Eliye Springs
Full day relaxing at the sandy beaches of the North. Eliye Springs, is a remote village on the western shore of Lake Turkana, near the mouth of River Turkwel. It is located 50 kilometres east of Lodwar.
The local springs produce lush vegetation along its section of the otherwise barren lakeshore, and support a community of about 5000 people with fresh drinking water.
Day 4: Central Island Excursion
Full day excursion on the Central Island. The Central Island, also known as Crocodile Island, is the gem of Lake Turkana. The Volcanic Island emerges starkly from the blue-green waters of the largest desert lake in the world. The Central Island is made up of three active volcanoes that belch sulphurous smoke and steam. The 3 crater lakes; Crocodile Lake, Flamingo Lake and Tilapia Lake, provide breeding grounds for the world’s largest concentration of Nile crocodiles. Central Island has a campsite where visitors can enjoy the beautifully haunting sight of the lake’s luminous waters wash up onto a black lava beach while the moon rises over the menacingly smoking craters.Later you can have an evening sundowner/cultural visit to the Turkana villages. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
Day 5: Return Journey
Return journey from Lodwar to Eldoret. Lunch is served at Kitale. Stopover in Eldoret and travel next day to Nairobi using Eldoret – Ravine route for scenic site seeing and meandering roads.
RATES PER PERSON 1450 USD
- Transport in a 4 X 4 land cruiser
- Accommodation camping option
- Meals on full board basis
- Central Island Excursion
- Turkana cultural tour.
- Personal items.
- Tips and gratuities.