Lake Turkana, also known as the Jade Sea as it is a deep alkaline green colour and is in the Kenyan Rift Valley in northern Kenya, is the world's biggest permanent desert lake and the world's largest alkaline lake.

Surrounded by gentle beaches, cliffs, deserts and dark outcrops of volcanic rock, Lake Turkana is incredibly desolate and scenic. The area is superb for photography and offers a rare chance to explore an untouched area of the world.

The Lake is the only permanent source of water in the area and the Gabbra and Merille tribes in the area are utterly reliant upon the lake and the camels with which they live. This is one of the few areas left in the world where one may visit a true practising desert tribe, unaffected by the 21st century.

Sparsely populated and unexplored, Turkana attracts only the hardiest of travellers, but for those who can tolerate the oppressive heat and vast distances the rewards are well worthwhile.

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The region is arid with an abundance of sunshine year-round. Read More

The region is arid with an abundance of sunshine year-round. There is little rainfall, but when the rain does come it often takes the form of spectacular thunderstorms. The region can also experience extremely strong winds.

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