Lake Turkana, Kenya - John Seach


Lake Turkana is a located in the northern Kenyan Rift Valley. It is a major lake, with a rich tribal culture in the surrounding area. The lake stretches 250 km from just across the border in Ethiopia down through northern , central Kenya.

Turkana is the largest permanent desert lake in the world.

Over 80% of the water in Lake Turkana comes from the Omo River which drains from the Ethiopian Plateau to the north. Turkwel and Kerio rivers only contribute ephemerally to the lake. Water in Lake Turkana is well mixed and has a temperature of 25-26 deg C.

Sediments deep in Lake Turkana record climate change for the past several thousland years.

Rift Valley Lakes of Kenya

Lake Magadi Lake Bogoria
Lake Naivasha Lake Baringo
Lake Elementeita Lake Logipi
Lake Nakuru Lake Turkana