Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Lake Turkana National Parks, Kenya

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1319

These parks are located in northwestern Kenya near the southeastern corner of Sudan and the southwestern corner of Ethiopia. It has a core protection area of 1,614 km2 after its extension in 2001. As the saltiest of the large lakes in Africa, Lake Turkana provides a unique laboratory for studying flora and fauna. The three connected national parks, which provide a transfer station for migratory water birds, are breeding sites for Nile crocodiles, hippopotami and various venomous snakes.

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