Lake Turkana

Lake RudolfTurkanaLake RudolphTurkana basinWest Turkana
Lake Turkana, formerly known as Lake Rudolf, is a lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley, in northern Kenya, with its far northern end crossing into Ethiopia.wikipedia
372 Related Articles

Great Rift Valley, Kenya

Great Rift ValleyRift ValleyKenyan Rift Valley
Lake Turkana, formerly known as Lake Rudolf, is a lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley, in northern Kenya, with its far northern end crossing into Ethiopia.
The Suguta Valley, or Suguta Mud Flats, is an arid part of the Great Rift Valley directly south of Lake Turkana.

Kenya

KenyanRepublic of KenyaKEN
Lake Turkana, formerly known as Lake Rudolf, is a lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley, in northern Kenya, with its far northern end crossing into Ethiopia.
Recent findings near Lake Turkana indicate that hominids such as Homo habilis (1.8 and 2.5 million years ago) and Homo erectus (1.9 million to 350,000 years ago) are possible direct ancestors of modern Homo sapiens, and lived in Kenya in the Pleistocene epoch.

Omo River

OmoOmo ValleyLower Valley of the Omo
Lake Turkana is now threatened by the construction of Gilgel Gibe III Dam in Ethiopia due to the damming of the Omo river which supplies most of the lake's water. Three rivers (the Omo, Turkwel and Kerio) flow into the lake, but lacking outflow, its only water loss is by evaporation.
Its course is entirely contained within the boundaries of Ethiopia, and it empties into Lake Turkana on the border with Kenya.

Nile crocodile

crocodileCrocodylus niloticuscrocodiles
Nile crocodiles are found in great abundance on the flats.
A study on Lake Turkana in Kenya (informally this population would be placed in ''C.

Sibiloi National Park

Sibiloi National Park lies on the lake's eastern shore, while Central Island National Park and South Island National Park lie in the lake.
Sibiloi National Park lies on the northeastern shore of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya.

Central Island

Central Island National Park
Sibiloi National Park lies on the lake's eastern shore, while Central Island National Park and South Island National Park lie in the lake. Central Island is an active volcano, emitting vapour.
Central Island, also known as Crocodile Island, is a volcanic island located in the middle of Lake Turkana in Kenya.

Kerio River

Kerio
Three rivers (the Omo, Turkwel and Kerio) flow into the lake, but lacking outflow, its only water loss is by evaporation.
It flows northward into Lake Turkana.

Lake Turkana National Parks

Lake Turkana National Parks are now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lake Turkana National Parks is a group of three national parks located around Lake Turkana in Kenya.

Sámuel Teleki

Count Samuel TelekiCount Sámuel TelekiCount Sámuel Teleki de Szék
The lake was named Lake Rudolf (in honour of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria) by Count Sámuel Teleki de Szék and his second-in-command Lieutenant Ludwig Ritter Von Höhnel, a Hungarian and an Austrian, on 6 March 1888.
He was the first European to see, and name, Lake Rudolf (Lake Turkana), though the existence of the lake was known in Europe long before Teleki arrived at the scene.

Ludwig von Höhnel

von HöhnelHöhnel CataractsLieutenant Ludwig Ritter Von Höhnel
The lake was named Lake Rudolf (in honour of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria) by Count Sámuel Teleki de Szék and his second-in-command Lieutenant Ludwig Ritter Von Höhnel, a Hungarian and an Austrian, on 6 March 1888.
He and Teleki were the first Europeans to see Lake Turkana, which they named Lake Rudolf after the expedition's patron Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, and also Lake Stefanie, named after Prince Rudolf's wife Princess Stéphanie of Belgium.

Turkana people

Turkanaclad (or unclad) à la Turkana custom
Natives who live around Lake Turkana include the Turkana, Rendille, Gabbra, Daasanach, Hamar Koke, Karo, Nyagatom, Mursi, Surma, and Molo peoples.
The Turkana are a Nilotic people native to the Turkana County in northwest Kenya, a semi-arid climate region bordering Lake Turkana in the east, Pokot, Rendille and Samburu people to the south, Uganda to the west, and South Sudan and Ethiopia to the north.

Turkwel River

Suam RiverTurkwelTurkwel Gorge
Three rivers (the Omo, Turkwel and Kerio) flow into the lake, but lacking outflow, its only water loss is by evaporation.
The Turkwel River (sometimes spelled Turkwell River ) is a river flowing from Mount Elgon in the border of Kenya and Uganda to Lake Turkana.

Lodwar

It is from the name Ka'alakol that Kalokol, a town on the western shore of Lake Turkana, east of Lodwar, derives its name.
Lodwar is the largest town in north-western Kenya, located west of Lake Turkana on the A1 road.

Daasanach people

DaasanachDassanetchDassanech
Natives who live around Lake Turkana include the Turkana, Rendille, Gabbra, Daasanach, Hamar Koke, Karo, Nyagatom, Mursi, Surma, and Molo peoples.
Their main homeland is in the Debub Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region, adjacent to Lake Turkana.

Gilgel Gibe III Dam

Gilgel Gibe IIIGibe IIIGibe III dam
Lake Turkana is now threatened by the construction of Gilgel Gibe III Dam in Ethiopia due to the damming of the Omo river which supplies most of the lake's water.
In June 2011 UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, in its 35th session held in Paris, France, called for the construction of the dam to be halted, to submit all assessments of the dam and requested Ethiopia and Kenya to invite a World Heritage Centre/IUCN monitoring mission to review the dam's impact on Lake Turkana, a World Heritage Site.

Kalokol

It is from the name Ka'alakol that Kalokol, a town on the western shore of Lake Turkana, east of Lodwar, derives its name.
Kalokol is a town on the western shore of Lake Turkana in Kenya.

El Molo people

El MoloEl-MoloMolo
Natives who live around Lake Turkana include the Turkana, Rendille, Gabbra, Daasanach, Hamar Koke, Karo, Nyagatom, Mursi, Surma, and Molo peoples.
They are concentrated in Marsabit District on the southeast shore of Lake Turkana, between El Molo bay and Mount Kulal.

Soda lake

alkali lakealkaline lakealkaline lakes
It is the world's largest permanent desert lake and the world's largest alkaline lake.

Lates longispinis

The lake holds about 50 fish species, including 12 endemics: the cichlids Haplochromis macconneli, H. rudolfianus, H. turkanae and Hemichromis exsul, the barb Enteromius turkanae, the catfish Chrysichthys turkana, the robber tetras Brycinus ferox and B. minutus, the Rudolf lates Lates longispinis, the lampeyes Lacustricola jeanneli and Micropanchax rudolfianus, and the cyprinid Neobola stellae.
Lates longispinis, also known as the Rudolf lates or Turkana perch, is a species of latid fish that is endemic to Lake Turkana (formerly known as Lake Rudolf) in Kenya and Ethiopia.

List of lakes by volume

largest10th or 12th largest6th largest lake by volume
By volume it is the world's fourth-largest salt lake after the Caspian Sea, Issyk-Kul, and Lake Van (passing the shrinking South Aral Sea), and among all lakes it ranks 24th.

Lake Chew Bahir

Chew BahirLake StefanieLake Stephanie
Likewise, nearby Lake Chew Bahir is "Basso Naibor" in Samburu, meaning "White Lake".
This lake is the southernmost and lowest (1,880 ft, 573 m) of a series of lakes which lie in the north-easterly continuation of the Great Rift Valley; its watershed is separated from the watershed of Lake Turkana by the Humu Range and the hills south of it.

Nile tilapia

Oreochromis niloticusO. niloticusOreochromis niloticus niloticus
Non-endemics include species such as Nile tilapia, mango tilapia, bichirs, the elephantfish Mormyrus kannume, African arowana, African knifefish, Distichodus niloticus, the Nile perch and numerous others.
It is native to tropical West Africa, the Lake Chad basin and much of the Nile system, including lakes Tana, Albert and Edward–George, as well as lakes Kivu, Tanganyika and Turkana, and the Awash and Omo Rivers.

Gymnarchus

Gymnarchus niloticusGymnarchidaeAfrican knifefish
Non-endemics include species such as Nile tilapia, mango tilapia, bichirs, the elephantfish Mormyrus kannume, African arowana, African knifefish, Distichodus niloticus, the Nile perch and numerous others.
It is found in swamps, lakes and rivers in the Nile, Turkana, Chad, Niger, Volta, Senegal, and Gambia basins.

Large-toothed Lake Turkana robber

Brycinus ferox
The lake holds about 50 fish species, including 12 endemics: the cichlids Haplochromis macconneli, H. rudolfianus, H. turkanae and Hemichromis exsul, the barb Enteromius turkanae, the catfish Chrysichthys turkana, the robber tetras Brycinus ferox and B. minutus, the Rudolf lates Lates longispinis, the lampeyes Lacustricola jeanneli and Micropanchax rudolfianus, and the cyprinid Neobola stellae.
It is endemic to Lake Turkana in Kenya.

Dwarf Lake Turkana robber

Brycinus minutusB. minutus
The lake holds about 50 fish species, including 12 endemics: the cichlids Haplochromis macconneli, H. rudolfianus, H. turkanae and Hemichromis exsul, the barb Enteromius turkanae, the catfish Chrysichthys turkana, the robber tetras Brycinus ferox and B. minutus, the Rudolf lates Lates longispinis, the lampeyes Lacustricola jeanneli and Micropanchax rudolfianus, and the cyprinid Neobola stellae.
It is endemic to Lake Turkana in Kenya.