South Turkana National Park
South Turkana National Park is a rugged and very beatiful expanse of land with very few visitors. Consisting of dense thorn bushes and riverine forestes, the landscape has a great variety, especially away from the seasonal riverbeds.
Althrough it is low on plains game, it is worth a visit for the large expanses of mixed vegetation and the landscape.
Location: This reserve lies on either side of the main highway about halfway between Kitale and Lodwar
Distance from Nairobi: 348 Km
Size: 1.092 spuare Km
Major attractions: Scenic landscape and mouintain sistas. It has a number of permanent rivers with woodland fringes and salty springs, game viewing.
Wildlife: Elephant, giraffe, buffalo, eland, oryx, impala, bushbuck, greater kudu, Grant´s and Thomson´s gazelle, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena and jackal.
There are crocodiles in the rivers and abundant birdlife, much of which gathers on the banks of Kerio River
by Road: Acess is from Isiolo
by Air: scheduled flight from Nairobi
This is a very remote reserve in the north of Kenya.
Accomodation: There are no lodges within the reserve
Best time to visit: All year round
Activities: Game viewing