Lake Turkana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest alkaline lake in the world, and the largest lake of any kind in a desert. The area is inhospitable - but eerily beautiful - and the lake's three islands are a stopover for migrant birds and a breeding site for crocodiles and hippos. Scenery, cultural visits and bird watching are the main attractions. There are big mammals in Sibiloi National Park on the shore of the lake, but this is not primarily a safari destination.
Sibiloi National Park protects the wildlife in the area, including some north Kenyan specials such as Reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, lesser kudu, gerenuk and Grevy's zebra. Lion, leopard and cheetah are present, but not often seen.
Lake Turkana National Park