South Turkana National Reserve
South Turkana National Reserve

South Turkana National Reserve

South Turkana National Reserve covers a  wide rage of 1,091sq kilometers withinside the foot hills of mount Nasalot close to Lake Turkana. There are only a few vacationers that go to this reserve due to the fact is it a dry location throughout the year.


  • Scenic landscape and mountains that offer spectacular views.
  • Permanent rivers.
  • Game viewing.
  • Salty springs.
  • Annual camel derby.
  • Woodlands.


Animals include: Elephant, giraffe, buffalo, eland, oryx, impala, bushbuck, greater kudu, Grant´s and Thomson´s gazelle, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena and jackal.
There are crocodiles in the rivers and abundant birdlife, much of which gathers on the banks of Kerio River.

How to get there

Accessing Lake Turkana is normally done by air, and two all-weather airstrips are available for use. Or Alternatively, travel by road from Nairobi to Kalokol on the west shore of the lake via Kitale and Lodwar. There is a boat rental for Central Island from Kalokol.

Best time to go

The Reserve may be visited at some stage in the year. Because of the situation of the reserve being dry as a consequence favoring nearly all of the sports taking region withinside the reserve like camel riding, mountain biking, recreation Viewing yearly. The permanent rivers within the reserve support yearly fishing activities.

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