Lake Turkana Experience – Jamhuri Package
Dates: 9th -11th /12th December
Turkana is the second largest county in Kenya sweeping the North Western corner bordering South Sudan and Uganda. Tagged as the cradle of mankind, this county offers some interesting sites for the adventure tourist. This trip focuses on the Central circuit of this huge county.
Day One: Nairobi – Lodwar – Lake Turkana
Depart Nairobi on the 0700hrs flight to arrive in Lodwar shortly after 0900hrs. Drive into Lodwar Town, the largest frontier town on the Northern sector. Do some final shopping in the town as there are no shops at the lake.
Take time and climb the hill near the catholic mission crowned by a huge Jesus statue-the Turkana edition of the world famous one in Rio de Janeiro. There are staircases leading you up to the viewpoint. Sweeping Views of Lodwar town and surroundings can be seen from this vantage point. A short excursion down the Turkwell also gives you stunning views of the seasonal laga. You can also stroll over the vivid market and buy local crafts, especially the exceptionally beautiful Turkana basketries.
After this short excursion drive to Jade Sea Camp by the lake for late lunch. Later in the afternoon enjoy a swim on the lake, relax on the beach or take a cultural visit to nearby villages to see the way of the magical Turkana People or visit the nearby Lobollo swamp.
Day Two: Central Island National Park
Rise up early at around 0600hrs to catch the sunrise over the lake. Later on depending on the tides of the lake, set out by boat to Central Island National park an exciting trip of slightly over an hour and a half on the jade coloured waters of the lake. Central Island is a very unique park in its own right. The island has three crater lakes, Turtle Lake, Tilapia Lake and Crocodile Lake. Walking trails lead you around the island and to the highest elevation from where you enjoy stunning views over two of the crater lakes and majestic Lake Turkana. The most stunning of all three crater lakes of Central Island National Park is home to tens of thousands of flamingos which can be seen as tiny white dots on the dark green water. Enjoy packed lunch on the island and return later in the evening as the sun sets over the vast horizons.
Day Three: Lake Turkana – Nairobi
2 Nights team: After breakfast spend the morning at the lake swimming in the warm waters, source for crafts and other souvenirs. Depart for Lodwar after an early lunch for onwards flight to Nairobi departing at 1600hrs. The trip ends with great memories
3 Nights Team: This is the day that you visit the county by road heading out to Lobolo Swamp, Ferguson Bay Standing stones and the famous fishing town of Kalokol.
Along the way are interesting sand dunes, diverse topography and little scattered Turkana Villages to behold. Retire back to Camp for a great evening final party.
Day Four: Eliye – Nairobi
After breakfast spend the morning at the lake swimming in the warm waters, source for crafts and other souvenirs. Depart for Lodwar after an early lunch for onwards flight to Nairobi departing at 1600hrs. The trip ends with great memories.
WHAT TO CARRY:
Toiletries(Towel, Soap, Tooth Brush, tooth paste)
Outdoor Shoes for Central island walk (good trainers are fine).
Plenty of water, drinks and beverages (Buy in Lodwar)
Sun hat and sun screen
Snacks eg. Crisps, biscuits, Sweets, cookies to last the trip
Day Pack /Small Bag to carry your personal items
Identification card or passport
Tip for guides
Two Nights Package
Citizens: KES 38,700 per person
Residents: KES 39,700 per person
Three Nights Package
Citizens: KES 42,700 per person
Residents: KES 43,700 per person
Return Flight to Lodwar from Wilson Airport
All Meals at Jade Sea Camp Eliye Beach
Camping accommodation with beddings
Central Island National park fees
Boat Trip across the lake to the Island Return Transfer on 4X4 from Lodwar Airport to the lake
Personal items as listed above
Cultural visit to the Village
Excursion to Lobollo swamp/Kalokol/Ferguson Bay KES 1,500
Tips for Guides
Medical and Insurance Expenses
Payment and Booking
Make payments via MPESA Till 201669
Confirmations and queries must be confirmed
Optional Accommodation Upgrades
The following is available for consideration as upgrades on BNB Basis:-
Eliye Springs Resort Bomas – KES 10,000 PP per night
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