Central Island National Park Kenya
“The Gem of Lake Turkana” Emerging starkly from blue-green waters of the largest permanent desert lake in the world is found in Kenya, Lake Turkana the central island is made up of three active volcanoes that belch sulphur smoke and steam.
Three crater lakes, Crocodile Lake, flamingo lake, Tilapia Lake are huge breeding areas for world’s largest concentration of Nile crocodiles.
Central island national park boasts with over 350 species of which over 84 are water birds, others are migratory while others are permanent residents of which include: grey heron, Goliath heron, African skimmers, Egyptian geese, great egrets, less egrets, sacred ibis, osprey, swallow tailed kites among others.
Size of Central island national park
Central Island National Park is approximately 5 square kilometres in size
Location of Central island National Park
Central Island National Park is set in northern Kenya in the middle of Lake Turkana – a jade-blue inland sea that is filled with crocodiles.
How to get to central island national park?
The 540 km road from Nairobi to Lake Turkana can be accessible by 4×4 safari vehicle which can take 7-8 hours but it’s advisable to take this trip in two days.
Clients can fly to the nearby airstrips of from Wilson airstrip in to either Loyengalini or Lodwar.
Things to do in central island national park
Central island national park covers an area of about 5 sq/kms can provide exciting adventure experience for tourists in Kenya. The park provides archaeological and paleontological sites.
The park is a home to over 350 species of which 48 of them are water birds and are others are migratory birds.
There are boat trips available to take from Kalokol park gate this can be rewarding for viewing water birds and other aquatic species.
Adventures camping guests visiting Central Island has a campsite where visitors can enjoy the beautifully haunting sight of the lake’s luminous waters wash up onto a black lava beach while the moon rises over the menacingly smocking.
Guided nature walks
Hikes to the islands highest peak can over shirking views of lakes and scenery, birds and beautiful butter flies.
Anglers can carry out guided fishing trips on the lake as the lake is a home to over 50 species of fish.
When to visit central island national park
The best time to visit Central Island National Park is in the months of June and July when the temperatures are moderately cooler. From December – March, it is scorching hot and extremely arid. Visitors are advised to carry plenty of drinking water and snacks.
Where to stay in central island national park?
There are no accommodation facilities in central island national park but Adventures camping guests visiting Central Island has a campsite where visitors can enjoy the beautifully haunting sight of the lake’s luminous waters wash up onto a black lava beach while the moon rises over the menacingly smocking.
THINGS TO DO
|Fishing trips in Central island national park|
|Guided nature walks in Central island national park|
|Camping safaris to Central island national park|
|Boat cruise in Central island national park|
|Birding safaris in Central Island national park|
|Visit the Archaeological and pale ontological sites in Central Island|
HOW TO GET THERE
|How to get to Central Island national park|
|4 Days Central island national park|
|5 Days Central island fishing and wildlife safari|
|7 Days Central Island & south island safari|
WHEN TO VISIT
|Best time to visit Central Island national park|
WHERE TO STAY
|Sanfields Lodwar Camp|
|Eliye Springs Resort|
|Proland Inn Ltd|
|Desert Rose Kenya|