Tourist

TOURING SITES IN TURKANA

Lake Turkana Lodger sits directly on the unspoiled beach of Lake Turkana amongst the palm trees that flourish around the clear water of the spring  and the 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. profile is here Company Profile 2012

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.


 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
158 US Dollars
215 US Dollars

10,744

Kenya Shillings

18,020

Kenya Shillings

Half board
168 US Dollars
235 US Dollars

11,424

Kenya Shillings

15,980

Kenya Shillings

Full board
183 US Dollars
265 US Dollars

12,444

Kenya Shillings

14,620

Kenya Shillings

Notes
* Additional tent in Boma Non – Residents
15 US Dollars/ Residents 900 Kenya Shillings

* Children 3-10 years sharing with adults: 50% of the rates
* Non – Residents
Additional Adults: Full Board 45 US Dollars, Half Board 35 US Dollars & Bed and breakfast 29 US Dollars

* Residents Additional Adults: Full Board 3,150 Kenya Shillings, Half Board 2,550 Kenya Shillings & Bed and breakfast 2,050 Kenya Shillings


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:-


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
45 US Dollars

3,600

Kenya Shillings

Manyatta
20 US Dollars

1,800

Kenya Shillings

Tent
15 US Dollars

1,350

Kenya Shillings

Notes

* Food/ Beverages available in Restaurant at an extra cost
* Children 3-10 years sharing with adults: 75 % 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 %)


 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 16,000 Kenya Shillings
* Small boat: Maximum 8 people 15,000 Kenya Shillings

* Speedboat: Maximum 4 people 18,000 Kenya Shillings
*
National Park Entrance Fee: Residents 500 Kenya Shillings & Non residents 1,300 Kenya Shillings


 Camp & Lodge Boat rides
* Speedboat: Maximum 4 people, 1/2 hour 2,500 Kenya Shillings , 1 hour 4,000 Kenya Shillings
*
Fishing boat: Maximum 4 people, 1/2 hour 1,600 Kenya Shillings, 1 hour 3,000 Kenya Shillings
*
Boat(Youth group): Maximum 15 people, 1/2 hour 2,000 Kenya Shillings, 1 hour 3,500 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.


Camp & Lodge Fishing

* Fishing boat: Fishing trip including equipment, 1-2 hours, 5,000 Kenya Shillings
*
Speedboat: Fishing equipment included, approximately 3-4 hours 15,000 Kenya Shillings
*
Speedboat: Fishing near Central Island, 3-4 hours 20,000 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, 1,500 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 5,000 (3,000 Kenya Shillings with your own car)

Traditional Dancers
Entertainment with a group of traditional Turkana dancers, starting around 6 pm, 5,000 Kenya Shillings

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


 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.


 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 18,000 Kenya Shillings
Transfer from and to Lodwar airstrip: max 4 persons 14,000 Kenya Shillings
Transfer from and to Eliye airstrip: max 4 persons 2,000 Kenya Shillings

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