If you want to explore Lake Turkana, you will need to visit Loiyangalani, and Palm Shade Camp is one of the few places to stay. The camp offers very simple facilities for adventurous visitors willing to forego many of the comforts that most travellers take for granted. Palm shade resort camp offers clean secure accommodation in the traditional Samburu/ Rendille huts and spacious self-contained modern rooms. Palm shade resort camp also offers conference facilities and beautiful camping site.
Palm Shade Camp – Loiyangalani is Nested between Mount Kulal to the East and Lake Turkana to the West, it is a collection of elegant manyatta style cottages and tents.
Accommodation and Meals
Accommodation here consists of basic, thatched bandas, with beds and simple bedding (shared toilets and showers), and some ensuite rooms which were in the final stages of construction when we last checked. The camp also rents out modest-sized tents. Taking your own sheet sleeping bag would be advisable.
Activities at Palm Shade Resort and Camp
Enjoy numerous activities with us and gain handful knowledge about the community among others:
Turkana Cultural visits
Be impressed by the nomadic pastoral who adheres to strict traditional lifestyle that will take you back in time envisioning Africa to hundred of years ago.
Visit Central Island National Park
The Central Island is made up of three active volcanoes with three crater lakes providing breeding grounds for the world’s largest concentration of Nile crocodiles. Also enjoy spectacular view of flamingos on the other crater lakes.
Visit Turkana Homestead
Visit Turkana homestead and understand their way of culture within the homestead, dowry payments in terms of livestock and polygamous marriage among them.
Considered the most adventurous experience across the largest alkaline and desert lake to the central island park also known as the crocodile island.
Lake Turkana currently holds the largest population of giant Nile Perch in the world with a high probability of breaking the largest catch here.
Climb Mount Kulal
Ascending Mt. Kulal is one of the intriguing activity as you enter the thick rain forest home to Colobus and baboons as you make your way to the Sa
Recommendation: All visitors to Turkana should travel with an open mind and willingness to make adjustments to the travel plans. A sense of humor is a necessity. If you are inflexible, expect services/facilities of a modern hotel or lodge, and/or are unwilling to experience the unexpected – like a scorpion on your path or a fish bone thrust into your foot if you decide to walk barefoot or the outboard motor breaking down in the middle of the lake during an excursion to the Island, etc – you may want to want to seriously reconsider visiting Turkana.