Do you know anything about South and Central Island National Parks in Kenya? These parks are called the kingdom of crocodile in Africa. On this site, let us be your guide to all you need to know about the safari attraction in south and central island game reserve in Kenya.
These remote and wild parks, along with Sibiloi National Park, are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The park offers visitorssome stunning scenery and excellent bird-watching opportunities with flamingos, pelicans and water birds.
It is an important stopover for migrant waterfowl, home to large breeding colonies of hippoand Nile crocodile and also has several species of venomous snakes. South Island is also the home of the El-Molo tribe, of which there are only thought to be 500 individuals.
Central Island National Park is difficult to reach and is in effect a small active volcano with three saline carter lakes known as Flamingo, Crocodile and Tilapia. It is believed to support the world’s largest population of Nile crocodiles Along the shoreline, there are plains and grevy’s zebra, topi, oryx, reticulated giraffe, greater kudu and Grant’s gazelle.
Contact details PO Box 219 Lodwar Tel: +254 (0)54 21223 www.kws.go.ke
Contact person Senior Warden
LocationLake Turkana, Marsabit District, Eastern Province. Most northerly of the Great Rift Valley lakes
Distance from Nairobi
Size44 square km
Park fees Go to www.kws.go.ke or contact tour operator.
Hot and arid (especially December- March) June and July are thecoolest months. May-September very strong winds in morning andevening. Rainfall less than 250 mm per annum. In some places itmay not rain for several years
Major attraction Three crater lakes - Crocodile Lake, Flamingo Lake, and TilapiaLake; Active volcano; venomous reptiles and pre-historic fish
Wildlife Reptiles/fish: estimated 12,000 crocodiles, saw-scaled viper, night and puff adder, cobra Birdlife: Over 84 water-bird species and various birds of prey
Access Roads: 800 km from Nairobi to Lake Turkana, then take a boat from Sibiloi National Park or from Lodwar. Access from Nairobi is by the main Nairobi-Moyale road or from Maralal to Loiengalani through Baragoi and South Horr. Airstrips: Two airstrips at Sibiloi.
Accommodation Lodges and Tented Camps: Oasis Lodge, Lobolo Tented Camp KWS Self-Catering accommodation: Allia Bay Guesthouse
Best time to visit All year round
Activities Crocodile hatching, viewing, camping.
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