Lobolo Camp

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.

Why We Like Lobolo Camp

Everything about the camp is designed with the harsh conditions in mind. The rather functional-looking beds epitomise this approach. Ingeniously raised slightly higher than normal, this extra height places the mattress at the level of the mesh windows, which means the night breeze flows over you as you sleep.


The tents are modern and comfortable, with electricity, as well as en-suite bathrooms that feature showers and flushing toilets. Although the tents' design is somewhat utilitarian, they fulfil their purpose wonderfully.

The atmosphere of the camp is relaxed and unrushed, with hosts Joyce and Jogi eager to make their guests feel at home. Food is served under a tent on the beach and is hearty rather than fancy, but is surprisingly good, given the remote location.


The hot daytime temperatures of the Turkana region limit activities, with nature walks taking place during the morning and boat trips during the late afternoon. However, the camp is best visited by helicopter, which allows far more scope for exploration.

If you're feeling brave, you can even take a dip in the shallow water in front of the camp. Although the lake is renowned for its huge crocodiles, they apparently prefer the deeper water.


The camp lies on Lake Turkana's western shore, close to Eliye Springs, where there is an airstrip that charter flights can land at. The nearest scheduled flights land at Lodwar, which is around two hours away. If travelling by helicopter, you can land right by the camp. 

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