Lake Turkana, formerly Lake Rudolf and Jade Sea is the world’s largest desert lake. It has two islands, Central and Southern Islands classified as National Parks with the largest concentration of crocodiles and 56 Migratory birds from Europe.

Lake Turkana Loiyangalani Shoreline
Lake Turkana at the backdrop is Central Island National Park.

The lake measures about 5,000 square kilometres, with an estimated 500-kilometre-long open shoreline with pristine beaches.

Lake Turkana, Eastern Shoreline

Lake Turkana has shallow beaches, near a town like Loiyangalani in marsabit. The locals and tourists can swim or take a dip.

The waters are alkaline and are also warm from morning to evening..

You can take a dip on Lake Turkana pristine beaches

Marsabit-Lake Turkana Cultural Festival

Every year, the Marsabit county government holds a cultural festival at the beach of Lake Turkana that brings the 14 communities of the county in a 3 day cultural display and experience

Some of the tribes of Marsabit are: The El Molo, Daasanach, Borana, Rendille, Samburu, Gabra, Burji, Somali, Sekuye, Turkana, Garri, Waata, Konso and Sidam

Borana Cultural Group

The 3 day carnival is a celebration of the rich cultures of the El Molo, Samburu, Gabbra, Rendile, Watta, Dasannach and the Turkana all who live around the Jade Sea. The Lake Turkana Festival is worth attending as you explore this northern frontier and enjoy the myriad of colorful cultures while discovering the hidden treasures of Lake Turkana.

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You may visit Loiyangalani, Lake Turkana on an ordinary day or during the Marsabit-Lake Turkana Cutural Festival