A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and probably Kenya’s most remote national park, Sibiloi lies on the northeastern shore of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya, about 800 km from Nairobi. The semi-desert ecosystem was established to protect wildlife and the unique prehistoric and archaeological sites some of which are linked to the origin of man. The terrain is lakeshore, dry semi-desert bush and near the desert country.
Sibiloi National Park is waterless except for the alkaline waters of the lake; it however harbours a variety og wildlife including a variety of wildlife including common zebra, giraffe, hippos, crocodile and numerous bird species such a flamingos, pelicans and ducks. Other attractions are the preserved wildlife fossils which include the Giant Tortoise and the 18-20 ft. long crocodile.
Wildlife at Sibiloi National Park includes Grevy’s zebra, Grants’s gazelle, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, topi, greater kudu, lion, cheetah, leopard, striped and spotted hyena and silver-backed jackal.
The world’s largest Nile Crocodile population breeds on Lake Turkana Central Island.
More than 350 recorded species including flamingo, pelican and duck. A variety of water birds such as African Skimmers, Herons and Gulls can be spotted on the shoreline. The park is home to local species such as the Crested Lark and Heuglin’s Bustard.
Lodges and tented camps: Oasis Lodge, Lobolo Tented Camp
KWS self-catering accommodation: Allia Bay Guesthouse
Campsites: Turkana Campsite, Sunset Strip Camp
All year round
Sibiloi National Park is completely waterless apart from the salty waters of the lake shore and a few remote waterholes. It is very hot and dry here.
Safari options include a guided fly-in tour or overlanding on an extended safari through the northern frontier. Any type of expedition should be well equipped, self-sufficient and conducted by experienced guides.
Roads: high-clearance 4WD vehicle is essential all year round. Travel in convoy is recommended.
The lake is a three day drive from Nairobi via Marsabit and North Horr, Maralal and south Horr.
Alternatively, travel any road from Nairobi to Kalokol on the lake’s western shores, via Kitale and Lodwar. From Kalokol hire services are available across the lake to Allia Bay.
By air: there are 2 all weather air strips
1,570 sq. Km
Check the KWS Website for more details.
Hot and arid.
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