Emerging starkly from the blue-green waters of the largest permanent desert lake in the world, Lake Turkana, the Central Island is made up of three active volcanoes that belch sulphurous smoke and steam.
Three crater lakes, Crocodile Lake, Flamingo Lake and Tilapia Lake, provide breeding grounds for the world’s largest concentration of Nile crocodiles.
Central Island has a campsite where visitors can enjoy the beautifully haunting sight of the lake’s luminous waters wash up onto a black lava beach while the moon rises over the menacingly smoking craters.
Scorching hot and arid (especially December-March) June and July are the coolest months. May-September very strong winds blow both morning and evening. Rainfall less than 250 mm pa and in some places it may not rain for several years.Vegetation
The vegetation is scant, but some of the sheltered areas are overgrown with think grass and bushes for a short period each year.Wildlife
The islands are home to hippo, bats and the world’s largest Nile crocodile population.Birds
More than 350 recorded species including large flocks of flamingos.Fish
There are 60 recorded species of fish in the lake.