Lake Turkana with Sibiloi National Park
Lake Turkana, also known as Jade Sea, in northern Kenya near the Ethiopian border is the largest desert lake in the world. The bright green lake, declared a UNESCO World Heritage in 1997, lies like a precious stone embedded in fascinating moon-like volcanic landscape in all hues of red and black. Some of the volcanoes are still active.
Near the lake are some very important archaeological sites with some of the oldest human remains, among them the 2.5 million-year-old Homo Rudolfensis and two extinct species of primates, dating back 17 million years. The Sibiloi National Park offers large groups of Nile Crocodiles, gazelles and giraffes as well as the rare Grevy Zebras. About 60 species of fish, including heavy weight Nile Perches of over 100-kg live inside the lake.