Lake Turkana

GEEKS. Ethiopia, LAKE TURKANA ROUTE: DAY 7. Mango Campsite, Turmi. Sunday 18 October. Week 25, day 182.

ROUTE:

Wild camp at old Kokai Camp – Illeret – cross unmarked and unmanned Kenya/Ethiopian border – Turmi/Omorate tarred road – Omorate – Turmi – Mango Camp.

Total distance travelled and time taken.

196km and 10hr.

Route breakdown and details.

• Kokai – Illeret police station, dirt roads/tracks decent enough if taken slowly. 30km and 1hr 50min.

• Illeret – unmarked border, minor tracks but not too testing. 21km and 1hr 10min. •

Border – tar of Turmi to Omorate road. Tracks as above. 54km and 2hr 45min.

GEEKS. Kenya, LAKE TURKANA ROUTE: DAY 5. Sibiloi National Park, Lake Turkana, Koobi Fora Campsite. Friday 16 October. Week 24, day 180.

ROUTE:

Loiyangalani – towards North Horr initially – turn left at N3 40,769 E36 17,597 after about 39km – road now signposted intermittently (T4A also accurate) – Gajos village – Karsa Gate Sibiloi NP – Petrified Forest – Koobi Fora.

Road and route details.

• Palm shade – turnoff from North Horr road. Dirt road in very good condition. After 39km and 40min at GPS points as above, turn west and north towards Sibiloi NP, leaving the road to North Horr.

Kenya, LAKE TURKANA ROUTE: DAY 5. Sibiloi National Park, Lake Turkana, Koobi Fora Campsite. Friday 16 October. Week 24, day 180.

 

"If you stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeble, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable". Rainer Maria Rilke.

 

GEEKS: Kenya, South Horr, Samburu Sports Club Campsite. Wednesday 14 October. Week 24, day 178.

ROUTE.

Maralal (Yare Camel Club Campsite) – Lesiola - World’s End – Morija – Marti – Baragoi – South Horr.

Total distance and time taken.

162 km, 9hrs. However actual time and distance from Yare Camel Club to Samburu Sports Club, if stops, repairs and visit to Worlds End excluded – 132km, 6hr 20min.

Route detail and breakdown.

• Turnoff to World’s End is on the road to Baragoi as described in Dispatch. It was a 20km and 1hr detour. (Signposted Lesiolo, World’s End).

Kenya, LAKE TURKANA ROUTE: DAY 3. South Horr, Samburu Sports Club Campsite. Wednesday 14 October. Week 24, day 178.

 

 

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.” – Bumper sticker.

 

The Lake Turkana route is as near as dammit to a thousand miles and yes it did cost us in cash again!

GEEKS: Kenya, Maralal, Yare Camel Club Campsite. Tuesday 13 October. Week 24, day 177.

ROUTE.

Very different to that normally taken to Eastern Turkana, via Isiola and Archer’s Post or variations thereof, as far as we can tell. We unreservedly recommend it.

Nanyuki on C76 – Naibor village – village of Khamba – onto C77 – Suguta Marmar village – Kisimi village – Maralal.

Distance and time taken.

5hr 10min to cover the 164km.

Route details and breakdown. (All accurately depicted on T4A).

• Nanyuki to Naibor, on C76, on tar. 19km and 10min.

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