South Turkana National Reserve

South Turkana National Reserve is a very rocky and very stunning expanse of land with very few visitors visiting the reserve. The reserve consists of dense thorn bushes, riverine forests as well as open grasslands where you will easily spot the plain game. The region is attractive because of their hot springs and bird sanctuaries.

Climatic conditions at South Turkana National Reserve

The reserve is Hot and dry

Main attractions in South Turkana National Reserve

  • Scenic landscape and mountains that offer spectacular views
  • Permanent rivers
  • Game viewing
  • Salty springs
  • Annual camel derby
  • Woodlands

There a number of animals that can be spotted within the reserve, these includes giraffe, Elephant, buffalo, oryx, eland, impala, greater kudu, bushbuck, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, leopard, lion, cheetah, spotted hyena and jackal. The crocodiles can be spotted in the rivers as well as abundant birdlife

How to get to South Turkana National Reserve

The reserve can be accessed by road from Isiolo or by scheduled flight from Nairobi.

Where to Stay

There are no lodges within the reserve

Best time to visit South Turkana National Reserve

The reserve can be visited all year round


  • Game viewing
  • Camel riding
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking

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