Region & People

North West Kenya

North West Kenya

“Kenya’s remote northern lands are hot, arid and intensely thirsty. Infrequent exceptions are a few isolated mountain ranges, on whose aloof summits cool evergreen forests flourish, fitfully nurtured by the life-giving moisture gained from high flying clouds souring inland from the distant Indian ocean. It is a country of barren and immense aspects, twisted and rendered by cataclysmic convulsions of a long ago past. Within it lies a unique landscape in which there may be found the only true desert of large extent in East Africa, and the far reaching stretch of water… Lake Turkana… screened from the outside world by the mighty Abyssinian mountains to the north, the flat, arid and seemingly endless wastes of the east, the unhealthy horrors of the Nile lowlands in the west and the refreshing highlands to the south. The beckoning sheet of water lying in its bed of no escape, whipped by lashing winds and burnt by the intensity of the relentless equatorial sun, it is always reliant on the caprices of the tropical rainy season for replenishment.”

Monty Brown, in the opening chapters of ‘Where Giants Trod, the Saga of Kenya’s Desert Lake’.


Nomadic People

Nomadic People

This area of Northern Kenya is populated by the Turkana, Samburu and Rendille.

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