This 4-day tour takes you back in time to ‘The Cradle of Mankind’ to Turkana – located in northern Kenya, about 700km from Nairobi.
During this four-day expedition you get to meet the Turkana people and learn about their rich culture; visit and explore Sibiloi National Park (‘The Cradle of Mankind’) home to important archaeological sites including Koobi Fora. Lastly, you will hike/ walk on Central Island and discover its hidden craters.
The Turkana are a Nilotic ethnic community connected to Turkana County, in particular Lake Turkana. One of the largest nomadic communities in Kenya, they are known for their basket weaving and annual Turkana Festival.
You will visit Sibiloi National Park located on the northeastern shore of Lake Turkana known for its fossils which were discovered by scientists and researchers such as Dr Richard Leaky and is part of the East African rift valley system with gently sloping hills and volcanic cones.
Before the tour end, you will visit Central Island (also known as Crocodile Island), for the volumes of reptiles in the three crater lakes. Crocodile Lake, Flamingo Lake, and Tilapia Lake provide breeding grounds for the world’s largest concentration of Nile crocodiles.
Filled with crocodiles living in perfect harmony, they breed on the shores of the island’s crater lakes, a unique sighting for visitors to the island.
Your accommodations will be at the Lobolo Camp located on the Western Shore of Lake Turkana with 8 luxury en-suite tents (sleeping 16 guests) in 2 double tents and 6 twin tents.
Our 4 Days Lake Turkana Safari Koobi Fora Sibiloi & Central Island safari package includes full board accommodation at Lobolo Camp, mineral bottled water, soft drinks, beer and house wines, boat transfers, visit Kobi Fora, all excavation sites visit fee and guide (provided by Museum), all park entry fees, Turkana cultural dance, Turkana village visit, and local guide services.
Activities around Lobolo Camp & Lake Turkana
* Boat Safari
* Bird & Wildlife
* Helicopter Safaris
* Turkana Traditions
* Central Island National Park
* Sibiloi, Koobi Fora & Central Island
* Encounter the People of Lake Turkana
Safari Itinerary in Summary
Day 1: Lodwar – Transfer by road to Lobolo Camp
Day 2: Lobolo Camp – Transfer by boat (approximately 4 Hours) to Sibiloi National Park
Day 3: Sibiloi – Drive to Koobi Fora – Transfer by boat (approximately 2 hours) to Central Island – Transfer by boat (approximately 1 Hour) to Lobolo camp
Day 4: Lobolo Camp – Transfer by road to Lodwar
Safari Itinerary in Detail
Day 1: Lodwar – Lobolo Camp
Meet and greet on arrival at Lodwar airport and drive to Lobolo Camp on the shores of Lake Turkana. Lunch, dinner and overnight at the Camp.
Overnight at Lobolo Camp
Day 2: Lobolo Camp – Sibiloi National Park
This morning visit a Turkana village for a cultural experience. Early lunch at the camp and thereafter depart by boat (approximately 4hrs) to Koobi Fora Study Centre in Sibiloi National Park, dinner and overnight at the Basic Bandas.
Overnight at Basic Bandas
Day 3: Sibiloi – Koobi Fora – Central Island – Lobolo camp
After breakfast departs by vehicle, and with Koobi Fora field guide, to visit the Kobi Fora museum, the famous fossils excavation sites, fossils of a big-tusked behemoth of a predecessor of today’s Elephant, giant tortoise, fish sites and return in time for lunch.
In the afternoon depart by boat (approximately 2 hours) to Central Island National (UNESCO – world heritage site). From here walk up to Flamingo Lake, the breeding place for flamingos and thereafter return to the boat for another short boat ride to where we start our walk to Crocodile Lake, the breeding place for crocodiles.
Thereafter boat (approximately 1hr) back to Lobolo Camp for Turkana cultural dance, dinner and overnight
Overnight at Lobolo Camp
Day 4: Lobolo Camp – Lodwar
Breakfast and thereafter transfer to Lodwar for your onward flight to your next destination.
4 Days Lake Turkana Safari Koobi Fora Sibiloi & Central Island Prices
4 Days Lake Turkana Safari Koobi Fora Sibiloi & Central Island Include;
Turkana dance + Full board accommodation sharing tent + Drinks – local beer, house wine, bottled water, and soft drinks + Cultural visit to the Turkana community and Government taxes & Transfers/ transport in Turkana by boat/ vehicle where applicable + boat transfers, visit Kobi Fora + All excavation sites visit fee and guide (provided by Museum) + all park entry fees + Turkana cultural dance + Turkana village visit and local guide services
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* There is a Helicopter landing on the beach near camp
* One can also take a private charter flight to and from Eliye Airstrip (return transfer to/ from camp take about 30 minutes each way)
* Getting to Lobolo Camp Lake Turkana; there are scheduled flights to/ from Lodwar town followed by a road transfer 2 hours each way)
* Recommended Extra Packing list for Desert & Lake Conditions: Sunglasses, water-proof sunscreen, hat with chin cord to stop it blowing overboard, mosquito repellent, flashlight, lightweight walking shoes, sandals