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Fly to Lodwar, Kenya

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Lodwar - Kenya

Lodwar is a desert town with strong winds in the far northwest of Kenya, on the western side of Lake Turkana. Lake Turkana is the fourth largest lake in Africa and the biggest desert lake in the world. It is also called the Jade Sea due to its turquoise colour and the area is often called the Cradle of Mankind due to the many fossilised hominids that have been found here.

Lodwar can potentially be used as a starting point to explore the three national parks, all of which will require a boat trip to be organised. Two of the national parks are islands: Central and South Island. And the other national park lies on the eastern shores of Lake Turkana, Sibiloi National Park.

Book your cheap flight to Lodwar on Tripindigo today to marvel at the ancient fossils of the Turkana area and visit the islands of the beautiful Lake Turkana.



Why visit Lodwar?

  • Watch the women weave baskets, a local specialty
  • Feel dwarfed by the size of Lake Turkana, also known as the Jade Sea due to its amazing colour
  • Visit Central Island, one of the national parks, the most important breeding ground for Nile crocodiles
  • Try to visualise the origins of man at Sibiloi National Park and the Cradle of Mankind (Koobi Fora)
  • Visit the dancing stones of Namortung'a, a cemetery with more than a hundred burials marked with standing stone circles, some as high as 2m, some decorated with rock art

Information for visitors

Did you know?

  • The first president of Kenya was kept under house arrest in Lodwar for 2 years prior to independence.
  • Some of the world’s oldest human remains were found in the Turkana region, as well as fossils of ancient animals.
  • The largest wind farm in Africa is being built on the eastern shores of Lake Turkana.

Reasons to Visit

  1. Visit the 4th largest lake Turkana
  2. 3 National parks in the region
  3. Handicrafts
  4. Oldest fossils discovered

City Tips

  • Internet Cafes are numerous but do not conduct data sensitive work and ensure to log out.
  • Hire a car with a driver
  • Do not echange currency with street dealers - banks are best, hotels most expensive.