Ten thrills for the visitor to the Loiyangalani desert
Loiyangalani is the desert city on the southwestern shores of the Jade Sea (Lake Turkana). You can celebrate it in 10 different ways.
1. Lake Turkana: It is also the largest alkaline lake in the world. You can swim safely from the Desert Museum, El Molo de Layani village and the sacred island of Lorian and the South Island.
2. Ancient rock art galleries: At the Marti rock art site, the volcanic rubble of bare stones and boulders are “canvas” on which our ancestors sketched 2,000 years ago.
3. Desert Museum: On high ground in the shape of Mount Por, the sacred mountain of El Molo is a small minefield of information about the desert dwellers, sites, flora and fauna.
4. El Molo, one of the smallest tribes in the world: El Molo men were the “hunters” of the lake who fished and hunted crocodiles and hippos.
5. Navigation to the sacred island of Lorian: The sacred island with its four sanctuaries representing the four El Molo clans.
6. South Island: Has the greatest concentration of crocodiles.
7. Swim in the pool fed by a hot spring: at the Oasis Lodge. The one-street town is a melting pot for the Turkana, Samburu, Rendille, Gabbra and Somali desert tribes.
8. Mount Kulal Excursion: The 7,500-foot tall lava mountain is a biosphere reserve.
9. Sibiloi National Park: It has a fossilized forest and a prehistoric site of Koobi Fora.
10. Surreal: As the night sky lights up with the Milky Way, nothing is more basic.