Overview – Lake Turkana NP

Lake Turkana National Parks is a group of three national parks situated around Lake Turkana in Kenya. It was recorded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Reasons behind the park's significance incorporate its utilization as a place to pause for migratory birds, and as a favourable place for the Nile crocodile, hippopotamus, and snakes. It likewise contains fossils in the Koobi Fora deposits which are extraordinary in the world. Lake Turkana National Parks comprise Sibiloi National Park and two islands on Lake Turkana (Central Island and South Island).

  • Wildlife4 Animals

  • High SeasonDecember to March and July to October

  • Best Time to GoJune to September and January to February

Pros & Cons

  • Very remote destination and fewer crowds
  • Beautiful lake and desert scenery
  • Breeding ground for crocodiles and hippos
  • Beautiful birding experience with many waterbirds, including flocks of flamingos
  • Boat trips are available
  • Home of many tribal people
  • Paleontological sites in Sibiloi National Park
  • Only basic accommodation and campsites are available
  • Very hot and dry climate

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Wildlife & Animals – Lake Turkana NP

Lake Turkana National Park ensures the wildlife nearby, including some north Kenyan specials, for example, Reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, lesser kudu, gerenuk and Grevy's zebra. Lion, leopard and cheetah are available, yet entirely infrequently seen.

Wildlife Highlights

Lake Turkana isn't actually a wildlife objective, however, it's renowned for its crocodiles and bird colonies. Up to an expected 120,000, Nile crocodiles breed on Central Island, which can be visited by boat. 

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

Lake Turkana National Park can be visited consistently, yet wildlife viewing may be more troublesome in April & May during the wet season. During this time, rain may meddle with your game drives and the grass will be in general extremely high making animal spotting more troublesome.

Birds – Lake Turkana NP

Lake Turkana National Park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 and expanded in 2001. Reasons for the park's importance include its use as a stopping point for migratory birds.

Best Time for Bird Watching

Lake Turkana is a bird-watching utopia and produces good birding year-round. Birdwatching is excellent because numerous uncommon, dry-country specials are here constantly. The birding possibly improves when the migratory birds check-in from November to April. The short and long rains peak during November and April, so remember that when arranging your outing.

Best Time to Visit – Lake Turkana NP

Lake Turkana National Park offers good wildlife viewing throughout the year. However, the best time to visit is in the Dry season from June to September. 

  • Best Time

    June to September and January to February

  • High Season

    December to March and July to October

  • Low Season

    February to May

  • Best Weather

    June to September and December to February

  • Worst Weather

    March & May and October

June to Ocrober (Dry Season)

  • Rarely gets hot, Most of the time it's sunny & dry
  • Due to short grass and less water sources, Animals can be spotted easily
  • Fewer mosquitoes and less chance of catching malaria
  • There is a lot of dust in the air because it is very dry
  • The sky is hazy and the scenery isn’t as pretty

June to Ocrober (Wet Season)

  • The scenery is beautiful and at its most lush
  • Birding is best as migratory birds are present
  • Rain in April and May will sometimes come in between your planned activities
  • Roads become sloppy and difficult to travel

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