Sibiloi National Park

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The Sibiloi National Park was partially established through the initiative of National Museums of Kenya to protect unique prehistoric and archaeological sites some of which are linked to the origin of man.

Sibiloi National Park covers 1,570 square km of wilderness scenic landscape on the shores of Lake Turkana.

The fossils include a crocodile euthecodon brumpti, giant tortoile petusios broadleyi, elephant elephas recki and the petrified forest.

The terrain is lake shore, dry semi desert bush and near desert country. The park is waterless apart from the alkaline waters of the lake.

The Sibiloi National ParkThe Land Scape The Sibiloi National Park ,Kenya

Contact details

PO Box 219, Lodwar bTel: +254 (0)54 21223

Contact person

Senior Warden


Lake Turkana, Marsabit District,Eastern Province

Distance from Nairobi

800 km north of Nairobi


1,570 square km

Park fees

Go to or contact tour operator.

Climatic conditions

Hot and arid

Major attractions

The scenery of Lake TurkanaThe scenery of Lake Turkana near Sibilio National Park

Origins of Man: Koobi Fora Museum & Research Base; thousands of fossils including giant tortoises; Behemoth, 45ft long Crocodile; Lake Turkana Scenery; shoreline; game viewing.


Bird watching: More than 350 recorded species including flamingo, pelican and duck. Hippo, crocodile, zebra, Grant’s gazelle, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, topi, greater kudu,lion, cheetah, leopard among other species.

The world’s largest Nile crocodile population breeds on Lake Turkana’s Central Island.

Grant’s gazelle in Sibilio National Park KenyaGrant’s gazelle in Sibilio National Park Kenya


Road: The lake is a three day drive from Nairobi via Marsabit and North Horr, or Maralal and South Horr.

Alternatively travelby road from Nairobi to Kalokol on the lake’s western shores, viaKitale and Lodwar.

From Kalokol boat hire services are availableacross the lake to Allia Bay. Air: There are two all- weatherairstrips.


Lodges and tented camps: Oasis Lodge, Lobolo Tented Camp

KWS self-catering accommodation: Allia Bay Guesthouse Campsites: Turkana Campsite, Sunset Strip Camp

Best time to visit

All year round


Game viewing, bird watching,camping. 

Lake Turkana’s Central Island.

Other Related Pages

  Nairobi animal orphanage | Ruma National Park in Kenya | Saiwa Swamp National Park | Samburu National Reserve | Shimba hills National Reserve | Sibiloi National Park in Kenya | The Tana River National Primate Reserve | Tsavo East National Park | Tsavo West National Park |

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The Tukana People in Sibiloi National ParkThe Tukana People in Sibiloi National Park

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