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GEEKS. Kenya, LAKE TURKANA ROUTE: DAY 5. Sibiloi National Park, Lake Turkana, Koobi Fora Campsite. Friday 16 October. Week 24, day 180.

ROUTE:

Loiyangalani – towards North Horr initially – turn left at N3 40,769 E36 17,597 after about 39km – road now signposted intermittently (T4A also accurate) – Gajos village – Karsa Gate Sibiloi NP – Petrified Forest – Koobi Fora.

Road and route details.

• Palm shade – turnoff from North Horr road. Dirt road in very good condition. After 39km and 40min at GPS points as above, turn west and north towards Sibiloi NP, leaving the road to North Horr.

Kenya, LAKE TURKANA ROUTE: DAY 5. Sibiloi National Park, Lake Turkana, Koobi Fora Campsite. Friday 16 October. Week 24, day 180.

 

"If you stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeble, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable". Rainer Maria Rilke.

 

GEEKS: Kenya, South Horr, Samburu Sports Club Campsite. Wednesday 14 October. Week 24, day 178.

ROUTE.

Maralal (Yare Camel Club Campsite) – Lesiola - World’s End – Morija – Marti – Baragoi – South Horr.

Total distance and time taken.

162 km, 9hrs. However actual time and distance from Yare Camel Club to Samburu Sports Club, if stops, repairs and visit to Worlds End excluded – 132km, 6hr 20min.

Route detail and breakdown.

• Turnoff to World’s End is on the road to Baragoi as described in Dispatch. It was a 20km and 1hr detour. (Signposted Lesiolo, World’s End).

Kenya, LAKE TURKANA ROUTE: DAY 3. South Horr, Samburu Sports Club Campsite. Wednesday 14 October. Week 24, day 178.

 

 

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.” – Bumper sticker.

 

The Lake Turkana route is as near as dammit to a thousand miles and yes it did cost us in cash again!

GEEKS: Kenya, Maralal, Yare Camel Club Campsite. Tuesday 13 October. Week 24, day 177.

ROUTE.

Very different to that normally taken to Eastern Turkana, via Isiola and Archer’s Post or variations thereof, as far as we can tell. We unreservedly recommend it.

Nanyuki on C76 – Naibor village – village of Khamba – onto C77 – Suguta Marmar village – Kisimi village – Maralal.

Distance and time taken.

5hr 10min to cover the 164km.

Route details and breakdown. (All accurately depicted on T4A).

• Nanyuki to Naibor, on C76, on tar. 19km and 10min.

Kenya, Jungle Junction. Sunday 11 October. Week 24, day 174.

 

 

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Goethe.

 

I am afraid that this may be the last post for some time, perhaps even a couple of weeks. We finally have all our ducks in a row enabling us to start our journey north towards Ethiopia tomorrow.

GEEKS: Kenya, Jungle Junction. Friday 9 October. Week 23, day 173. Record day by day of time spent since arriving in Nairobi.

 

"When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable".

 

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