Located in the middle of the largest permanent desert lake, Central Island National Park is made up of 3 active volcanoes and 3 crater lakes. Popularly known as the land of smoke and fire, the Island is home to hippos and the largest population of Nile crocodiles. The lakes, Crocodile Lake, Flamingo Lake and Tilapia Lake are excellent breeding grounds for Tilapia and Crocodiles.
The best time to visit Central Island National Park is in the months of June and July when the temperatures are moderately cooler. From December - March, it is scorching hot and extremely arid. Visitors are advised to carry plenty of drinking water and snacks.
Activities at Central Island National Park
Kenya Citizen Adult Ksh. 300
Kenya Citizen Child Ksh.125
Resident Adult Ksh. 600
Resident Child Ksh.255
Non-Resident Adult USD 22
Non-Resident Child USD 13
Road: From Nairobi, it takes about 3 days via Marsabit and North Horr, or Maralal and South Horr or to Kalokol via Kitale and Lodwar.
Air: There are 2 airstrips, Loiyangalani Airport and Lodwar Airport, which are close to Lake Turkana. The closest airstrip is in Loiyangalani where flights from Nairobi's Wilson Airport land.