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Flamingos Lake, Logipi, Samburu, Kenya

Lake Turkana

Known as the “Jade Sea”, this vast lake lies in the very north of Kenya – remote even in a country so renowned for its wilderness.

Filling a depression formed by the Great Rift Valley, its waters end only where a volcanic plug stems their flow. The surrounding landscape is arid and desolate, punctuated by occasional lines of rocky hills and a dotted with hardy palm trees.

The Turkana tribes, renowned for the ferocity and history of intertribal conflict, roam this inhospitable region. Even now, the people and culture seem a world away from the Maasai-dominated savannah lands in the south of the country.

Volcanic landscape of Turkana with Helicopter, Samburu, Kenya
Lake Turkana, Kenya

A little more about Lake Turkana

Unexplored and sparsely populated, Turkana attracts only the hardiest of travellers. But the rewards are great for those who can tolerate the vast distances and oppressive heat. There are few places like it in Africa and it represents the final frontier for many repeat visitors to Kenya.

Experiences

Fossil Spotting

Roam the fossil-strewn terrain of Sibiloi National Park.

Lake Turkana by Helicopter

Explore the volcanic Lake Turkana by helicopter, camping on its shores.

The Turkana Tribe

Meet the fierce Turkana people, who survive in this harsh environment.

Volcanic Lake Turkana

Admire the volcanic landscape, with its dramatic calderas and blackened lava flows.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Lobolo Camp £££££

  • Kenya
  • Tented Camps
  • Unusual
  • Wilderness

This simple tented camp is one of the few places to stay on the shores of Lake Turkana. Set on beautiful white sands, it is made up of a cluster of nine tents, each one protected from the wind by palm-leaf walls. The camp faces a broad beach, with Central Island visible on the horizon.

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Desert Rose £££££

  • Kenya
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Located between Karisia Mountains and Lake Turkana in North Kenya, Desert Rose Lodge comprises of five individual houses accommodating up to twelve people. The houses are all secluded with their own private patio and an open-air en suite bathroom. The main lounge and a pool area have been handcrafted to blend with the indigenous gardens, landscaped to enhance the dramatic views. Desert Rose is green, through and through. The design of the lodge has been carefully done to make the most of the environment and the local materials on hand.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Jackie Devereux

I was born in Zimbabwe. With a dad who was in the police force, we moved from place to place. I have always been passionate about travel. My grandparents mentioned that our ancestors set off from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia – looking for better cattle pastures. They ended up settling in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, in the Great Zimbabwe area.
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Illona Cross

Illona has visited Kenya numerous times, as well as spending time in the Masai Mara as a safari guide at one of the camps. Having explored much of the country and stayed at a variety of camps and lodges, she always enjoys the diversity of activities on offer, including her personal favourite, horse riding.
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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.
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Chris Johnston

Chris has explored much of Africa over the years, yet holds firm the belief that Kenya offers the best big-game experience in the world. He has walked, driven, mountain-biked, ridden and paddled past some of Africa’s most exciting wildlife whilst on safari in Kenya. And such is the style and comfort of the country’s lodges, all this was whilst within easy reach of an ice-cold G&T.
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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

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