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LAKE TURKANA

Lake Turkana Crater Islands

Lake Hike

Boat Cruises

Koobi Fora Fossils

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LAKE TURKANA TOUR EXPERIENCES IN THE NORTHERN FRONTIER WITH AFRICANMECCA

Kenya’s Northern Frontier is home to the world’s largest desert lake – the 7 million-hectare Lake Turkana. The lake is more than 290 kilometers long, 30 meters deep and 32 kilometers at its widest point. Most of the lake falls within the borders of Kenya with only a small section of the northern tip extending into Ethiopia. While Lake Turkana is notable for its incredible size, the greenish-blue color (jade) of the water that is created by the presence of algae is another natural curiosity that holds the imaginations of our guests. Below the Jade Sea water’s surface are more than 40 recorded species of fish, and the most recognizable carnivores are the Nile crocodiles that bask in the sunlight along the shores. The lake’s Central Island with its small active volcano, South and North Islands and Sibiloi National Park provide migratory birds with a much-needed stopping point during their journey (read more on the best time to visit Lake Turkana in the Northern Frontier with AfricanMecca). Native communities depend on Lake Turkana and the surrounding wilderness for survival, and you may have a chance to meet members of the Rendille, Gabra, Samburu, Turkana, El Molo, Ariaal and Dassanech tribes. Each of these indigenous people has adapted to the harsh environment, adopting critical skills such as deep lake fishing, wild fruit and honey gathering, cattle and camel herding. The diversity of flora and fauna and ecological value of the area, as well as the international significance of archaeological and paleoanthropological discoveries, is why Lake Turkana and its surrounding safari national parks are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Koobi Fora section, alone, has advanced paleontological science more than any other location in Africa.

Namunyak Wilderness

1. Namunyak Conservancy

2. Matthews Mountain

Desert Wilderness

1. Chalbi Desert

2. Suguta Valley

WHERE TO STAY IN NORTHERN FRONTIER
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WHERE TO STAY IN NORTHERN FRONTIER

The Northern Frontier has varied wildernesses, each with a distinct accommodation. In Lake Turkana, we recommend Lobolo Camp. Namunyak only has two camps: Sarara and Kitch. Desert Rose is sited on Mount Oldonyo Nyiru.

SAFARI & TOUR IN NORTHERN FRONTIER
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SAFARI & TOUR IN NORTHERN FRONTIER

There are several activities on offer in the Northern Frontier depending on where you are staying e.g. game drives, bush walks, cultural visits, desert explorations, archaeological tours, camel rides, fishing and many more.

BEST TIME TO VISIT NORTHERN FRONTIER
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BEST TIME TO VISIT NORTHERN FRONTIER

The climate in the Northern Frontier is less similar to other locations that you may visit during your Kenya wilderness safari. Daytime temperatures remain high throughout the year. Annual precipitation is low in comparison.

GUIDE ON NORTHERN FRONTIER
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GUIDE ON NORTHERN FRONTIER

The Northern Frontier is a vast, pristine wilderness expanse in northern Kenya. The landscape, flora, fauna, archaeological sites and small villages contribute to an unsurpassed, authentic vacation in the wildest of Africa.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • Jambo Altaf, We had a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Kenya. The two camps you had chosen for us to stay in -- Il Ngwesi Lodge in Laikipia and Basecamp Maasai Mara -- were exemplary in how they were built...
    Almut Spalding, Ph.D - Assoc. Professor of Modern Languages - Illinois College, United States
  • Dear Raza, Just a note to let you know that my daughter and I had a wonderful time in Kenya. I fell in love with your beautiful country & people. Our safari at Lewa Conservancy was everything we expected and more.
    Patricia Young - Universal Music Group - California, United States
  • Jambo Altaf, Many thanks for a brilliant holiday. Your choice of tented accommodation at the two Tsavos and Amboseli was superb, we didn't have a favourite. We would recommend AfricanMecca to anyone.
    Geoffrey Topliss - Northampton, United Kingdom
  • We had the most unbelievable African Safari experience imaginable. Our first stay at Wilderness Trails in Lewa was a big surprise. We were able to see all the Big Five up close. Thank you for a superb experience.
    Gary & Helen Bartel - Sacramento - California, United States
  • Dear Raza...We had a fantastic time at Wilderness Trails and Borana. And you and your organization provided top quality service. You were completely correct about all your recommendations. Thank you.
    Deanne LaRue - California, United States
  • Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
    Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
  • Dear Raza, The accommodations you recommended were superb. We loved them all -- Giraffe Manor, Wilderness Trails, Governor's Il Moran, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and Mnemba Island Lodge.
    Pat Bernard, Vice President, Global Channel Sales, Novell Corp - New Hampshire United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR NORTHERN FRONTIER IN KENYA

When visiting Northern Frontier, we recommend combining your safari with a visit to Amboseli and Masai Mara. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru or Tsavo ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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