Lake Turkana Safari Camping Adventure is an 8 day expedition to Northern Kenya that avoids the rigorous journey across the Chalbi Desert but still transverses rugged country to the frontiers of Kenya and the Lake Turkana. Lake Turkana safari camping adventure can only be done by custom built four by four Land cruisers that seat 7 people and accommodation is in canvas tents.
Lake Turkana safari camping adventure is a journey to the Lake of Jade Sea which helps you to discover, bringing you face to face with the indigenous people exposing you to unsurpassed knowledge of their culture and traditions through local guides. Lake Turkana is a massive inland sea, the largest desert lake in the world. It is 250km long and widely known as the Jade Sea because of its remarkable color. This is place where the journey is very much part of the destination- and it is only by taking the long difficult road that a real sense of remoteness is gained.
Lake Turkana safari
Lake Turkana is also known as the “Jade Sea” because of its remarkable blue – green color. This is a result of algae particles, which shift with changes of the wind and light, so that the water surface shifts from blue to grey to fabulous jade. The Lake was originally named Lake Rudolph in 1888 and was renamed Lake Turkana in 1975. It is the largest alkaline lake in the world. Lake Turkana is 300 km long and 50 km wide and is the world’s largest permanent desert lake. The water is potable, but not very palatable. Three rivers feed into the lake but there is no out flow, all water loss is via evaporation.