LODWAR

1 flight from Nairobi on Tue-Thu-Sat-Sun

2 flights from Nairobi on Mon-Wed-Fri

Located west of Lake Turkana in northwest Kenya, Lodwar is considered the capital of Turkana District.  A major centre for trade, it is also known for intricately woven baskets that are made by Turkana women and sold at the Basket Market. 

 

Outside the town, you can hike the highest hill, Mlima Lodwar or visit the archaeological site of Namoratung’a (meaning ‘people of stone’), a cemetery of more than a hundred burials, each one marked by a circle of standing 2m high engraved stones.