TURKANA TRAVELLERS AGENCY


TURKANA TRAVELLERS AGENCY

This is an agency that as a qualified tourist Guiders in Turkana there it is located at Lodwar town. they  visit any part of Turkana therefore the following are area where they visit with their charges

Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge

Turkana, Kenya

(Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge is located on the western shores of lake Turkana in Kenya. By road: You take the road from KitaleKapenguria – Marich Pass – Kainuk – Lokichar – Lodwar – Eliye Springs. The distance from Kitale to Eliye Springs is 350 kilometers (about 8 hours). There are bus services from Kitale to Lodwar with Eldoret Express, Dayah and Fomoco)


Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge

Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge View Rates, Discounted Prices – Book & Save Now!

Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge sits directly on the unspoiled beach of Lake Turkana amongst the palm trees that flourish around the clear water of the spring.

Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge includes 6 luxury and unique Turkana bomas, a well stocked bar with cold drinks, an open dining room, the Palm tree bar, the massage corner, a swimming pool, motor boats and fishing equipment.

A boma contains a main house (the biggest ever built Turkana hut) with double bed and some furniture, a verandah facing the Lake, a tiled bathroom and a space for relaxing, sunbath and pleasure.

Lake Turkana invites all sorts of water sports and the nearby (25 kilometers) and unique Central Island National Park can be visited straight from the Resort.


Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge Accommodation Rates for 2012

Rates Boma Prices/Rates

Meal Plan

Non-Residents

Single Room

(1 Guest)

Non-Residents

Double Room

(2 Guests)

Residents

Single Room

(1 Guest)

Residents

Double Room

(2 Guests)

Bed & Breakfast
180 US Dollars
220 US Dollars

14,400

Kenya Shillings

22,000

Kenya Shillings

Half board
  200US Dollars
245 US Dollars

15,000

Kenya Shillings

18,000

Kenya Shillings

Full board
  210US Dollars
280 US Dollars

14,000

Kenya Shillings

16,000

Kenya Shillings

Notes
* Additional tent in Boma Non – Residents 
20 US Dollars/ Residents 1600 Kenya Shillings

* Children 3-10 years sharing with adults: 70% of the rates
* Non – Residents
Additional Adults: Full Board 50 US Dollars, Half Board 345 US Dollars & Bed and breakfast 40 US Dollars

* Residents Additional Adults: Full Board 4,000 Kenya Shillings, Half Board  3,000 Kenya Shillings & Bed and breakfast 2,500 Kenya Shillings


Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge Camp-site Accommodation

Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge has a huge compound leaves a lot of space for camping. You can pitch a tent between the sand dunes, under palm-trees or wherever you want.

Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge camp-site has a shop, toilets and bathrooms, a small dining-area and a kitchen with staff.- Full equipped tents can be rented, as well as small Turkana huts(Manyatta) with double beds (10), or the self contained spacious rooms with 2 double beds each.

Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge Campsite rates are below:-


Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge Camp-site Accommodation

(Price for Bed only Per Person) 2012 Rates & Prices

Bed Only Accommodation

Non-Residents

Price Per Person

Residents

Price Per Person

Self-contained room
  60US Dollars

4,800

Kenya Shillings

Manyatta
  40US Dollars

3,200

Kenya Shillings

Tent
  30 US Dollars

2,400

Kenya Shillings

Notes

* Food/ Beverages available in Restaurant at an extra cost
* Children 3-10 years sharing with adults: 80 % of the rates

* Transfer from Eliye Airstrip Non – Residents 50 US Dollars/ Residents rate 4,500 Kenya Shillings

* Non – Residents Children aged 3 to 10 years pay 7 US Dollars or Residents rate 600 Kenya Shillings per person

* Visitors with own equipment: Non -Residents 9 US Dollars per person/ Resident 600 Kenya Shillings per person

* Return Transfer from Lodwar airstrip: Non – Residents Maximum 4 persons 150 US Dollars / Residents 14,000 Kenya Shillings
* Non-Residents Day visitors full day 3 US Dollars
& from 1 pm 2 US Dollars / Residents Day visitors full day 200 Kenya shillings & from 1 pm is 100 Kenya Shillings (children 3 to 10 years 50 %)


Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge Activities:

Kindly book any activity through African Spice Safaris to avoid dealing with unknown people. Lake Turkana can be very rough and any boats activities depend on the situation in the lake.

Visit of Central Island National Park
Be prepared for a hot time; a hat and sun cream is a must as well as trousers and long sleeve shirt if you have delicate skin. Carry enough drinking water with you(is provided and included with the speed boat).


* Big boat: Maximum 15 people 20,000 Kenya Shillings
* Small boat: Maximum 8 people 17,000 Kenya Shillings

* Speedboat: Maximum 4 people 30,000 Kenya Shillings
*
National Park Entrance Fee: Residents 600 Kenya Shillings & Non residents 2,000 Kenya Shillings


Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge Boat rides
* Speedboat: Maximum 4 people, 1/2 hour 4,000 Kenya Shillings , 1 hour 8,000 Kenya Shillings
*
Fishing boat: Maximum 4 people, 1/2 hour 3,000 Kenya Shillings, 1 hour 5,000 Kenya Shillings
*
Boat(Youth group): Maximum 15 people, 1/2 hour 4,000 Kenya Shillings, 1 hour 6,000 Kenya Shillings

The boats from the Eliye Youth group are operated under their own management. Eliye Springs Resort gives the operators of the youth group the freedom to do the boat business within the lodge compound, does however not take any responsibility.


Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge Fishing

* Fishing boat: Fishing trip including equipment, 1-2 hours, 7,000 Kenya Shillings
*
Speedboat: Fishing equipment included, approximately 3-4 hours 158000 Kenya Shillings
*
Speedboat: Fishing near Central Island, 3-4 hours 30,000 Kenya Shillings – (fishing license included)


Turkana Sundowner
Sundowner on the Lake, sparkling wine, juice and bites, ca 5.30 – 6.30 pm, 1,200 Kenya Shillings per person

Swedish massage
Full body massage in our open-air “massage saloon”, 1 hour, 2,000 Kenya Shillings. Exercise with the Swiss Gymnastic ball. In every Boma you find the gymnastic ball together with instructions. Feel free to relax your body through the exercises with the ball.

Visit traditional Turkana Boma
Drive to a nearby Turkana Boma, visit local manyatta’s, 1 hour 10,000 (5,000 Kenya Shillings with your own car)

Traditional Dancers
Entertainment with a group of traditional Turkana dancers, starting around 6 pm, 7,000 Kenya Shillings

Visit local market
Assist the community through the purchase of traditional handcraft items.


Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge access by road:

You take the road from Kitale-Kapenguria-Marich Pass-Kainuk-Lokichar-Lodwar-Eliye Springs. The distance from Kitale to Eliye Springs is 350 kiloemeters (about 8 hours).


There are bus services from Kitale to Lodwar with Eldoret Express, Dayah and Fomoco.
Eliye Springs signboards keep you informed all the way from Kainuk to Eliye Springs.

The road is mainly a rough road from Marich pass all the way to Lodwar. The last 46 km before Eliye Springs has few sandy parts, especially after Eliye airstrip which is about 8 km from the Eliye Springs Resort. In case you find yourself in loose sand, don’t hesitate and drive fluently.

When it rains (you can inform yourself in Eliye bookings office) you need a 4WD vehicle.


Eliye Springs Camp & Lodge By plane

Fly 540 offers daily flights from Nairobi through Kitale to Lodwar and back. ALS flies on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from Nairobi direct to Lodwar and back.

Several charter companies i.e Yellow Wings, Aero Club, Safari Link offer flights direct to Eliye airstrip. Transfers to and from Eliye Springs Resort can be done by the Lodge vehicle (call the bookings office).

Transfers to and from Eliye Springs Resort can be done by the Lodge vehicle
Transfer from and to Lodwar airstrip: max 6 persons 25,000 Kenya Shillings
Transfer from and to Lodwar airstrip: max 4 persons 20,000 Kenya Shillings
Transfer from and to Eliye airstrip: max 4 persons 10,000 Kenya Shillings


THE OTHER PART OF TURKANA TO BE VISITED:-

Live and interact with this marginalized people

koobi fora archeological site

Fishing & Fly Fishing trout

at the lake,enjoy miles of lake for fishing

Backpacking Backpacking in Lodwar, Kenya

History & Heritage History & Heritage in Lodwar, Kenya

Lake Turkana – the Jade Sea

Lake Turkana – also called the Jade Sea, was originally named Lake Rudolph by Count Samuel Teleki and Lieutenant Von Höhnel in 1888 and was renamed Lake Turkana in 1975. The lake is famous for its greenish-blue colors and it is notorius for the strong desert winds making sailing on the lake a sometimes harzardous affair. At a length of 300 km long in North-South direction and a width of 50 km wide, Lake Turkana is the largest alkaline lake in the world as well as the largest lake in Kenya. Of course Lake Victoria is much larger but Kenya shares it with Uganda and Tanzania.

Lake Turkana is the largest alkaline lake in the world
View over Lake Turkana – the Jade Sea of Northern Kenya

At an altitude of only 300m above sea level lake Turkana is one of the hottest places in Kenya (and the world) with temperatures in the region often reaching 50 degrees C. The area is regarded by many as the birthplace of humanity and the fossil humanoid skulls discovered here by the Leakey family in the 1960s are around 2.5 million years old. In Sibiloi national Park on the lakes eastern shore you can visit some of the excavations and also you can see many different species of animals.

Northwards view over Lake Turkana
View over Lake Turkana looking northwards from Loiyangalani

There are a several ways to approach the lake; the most commonly used is the road from Nairobi going northwards to Isiolo, over Marsabit, Kalacha – across the Chalbi Desert to Loiyangalani at the south-eastern shore of the lake. Also there is a western route going from Kitale over Kapenguria to Lodwar eventually leading to Eliye Springs. Also there is a very rough road from Lake Baringo through the Kito Pass and across Kerio valley to Tot. From Tot the track leads through the Cherangani Hills but it should be noted that this road may be impassable after heavy rain.

Collecting firewood in a desert region
Collecting firewood at Lake Turkana

Of course you can also just fly in and save your back from pains from the long and grueling journey on some of the worst roads in all of Kenya, but we find that the road trip is a big part of the adventure as you really get a feel of the remoteness and exotique of this beautiful region by approaching the lake this way. Also when travelling by road you will see and meet some of the colorful tribal people travelling along the roadside. Since water is one of the most precious resources in this kind of environment it is a good idea to bring extra water with you in the vehicle to give out to some of the people you will see on your way.

Cormorants at the Jade Sea
Cormorants at Lake Turkana

There are three islands in Lake Turkana – South Island, Central Island and North Island and it is possible to visit them by boat from various take off points along the shore. Central Island is breeding ground of the worlds biggest population of Nile Crocodiles with an estimated number of 12,000 animals living in the lake.
It is believed that at that time the lake was much larger than it is today, supporting a richer and more varied plant and animal life. Yet today there are about 400 species of birds and the lake boasts 200-300 kg Nile Perch, making it a heaven for sport fishing.

Crocodile swimming in lake Turkana
Nile Crocodile in Lake Turkana

In many places along the shore of the lake there is a prolific bird life, particularly in March and April when thousands of European migratory birds make a stop here on their way back North. Also there are populations of hippo in the lake and in some places there is bilharzia (a microscopic parasite that can cause severe illness), so you should be cautious about swimming in the lake.

Prolific birdlife along the shore of lake Turkana
There’s a prolific birdlife along the shores of lake Turkana – here some yellow-billed storks, two herons, cormorants and some spoonbills sharing the same territory.

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Booking Office Tel: 

Mobile : 0713196994(Safaricom) Kenya

administrator :0700576781 (Safaricom) Kenya

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