Getaway – Sibiloi National Park (Kenya Wildlife Service)

Visit Sibiloi National Park courtesy of rupu

Sibiloi National Park

Shimmering like a mirage in the harshly beautiful desert landscape of northern Kenya lie the blue-green waters of Lake Turkana.  On it shores lie one of the world’s greatest treasures, the 3 million year old Koobi Fora palaeontological site.  First discovered by Dr Richard Leaky and his team in 1972, Sibiloi is now universally recognised as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ and the most likely biblical Garden of Eden.

Allia Bay Guest House:  Allia Bay guest house is self-catering and well equipped with a furnished indoor sitting & dining area.  It is located by the shores of Lake Turkana, 800 km north of Nairobi.

Prices

  • Ksh 2,450 (per day) is the East African members, Kenyan citizens & residents rate
  • Ksh 4,214 (per day) is the Non-Residents rate

Accommodation: 3 bedrooms with double beds.

Bathrooms:  There are a total of 1 bathrooms.

Kitchen:  Indoor kitchen equipped with a gas cooker, utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses.

Provided:  Caretaker, electricity and mosquito nets.

Wildlife
  • Lion
  • Cheetah
  • Leopard
  • Stripped hyena
  • Silver-backed jackal
  • Grevy’s and Burchell’s zebra
  • Grant’s gazelle
  • The world’s largest crocodile population (12,000)
Park Features & Activities
  • Homo habilis skull (1470)
  • The Koobi Fora Museum
  • The tempestuous ‘Jade Sea’ (Lake Turkana)
  • Crocodile Kingdom
  • Petrified forests
  • Prolific birdlife
Getting to Sibiloi
By road: The lake is a 3 day drive from Nairobi via Marsabit and North Horr, or Maralal & South Horr.  Alternatively travel by road from Nairobi to Kalokol on the lake’s Western shores, via Kitale and Lodwar.  By boat: From Kalokol boat hire services are available across the lake to Allia Bay.  By Air: Access to Lake Turkana is usually by air and there are two airstrips.  The park is open daily between 6:00am – 6:15pm including public holidays.  Note: no entry is allowed on foot.
What to take with you
  • Extra fuel
  • Food
  • Water
  • Medical kit
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
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