Desolate Days

Trip Start Apr 09, 2008
Trip End Aug 30, 2008

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Sibiloi National Park Campsite

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

We arrived at Sibiloi National Park gate in mid-morning and paid our dues: $40 per person Park Fee, 300 Shillings per car and $15 per person camp fee.

We bought a map of the Park and drove a few more hours to reach the camp site at Lake Turkana's edge. We couldn't believe this was a National Park, there was absolutely nothing but dry bush and dirt, oh and the occasional skinny rabbit. In a bleak and barren sense, it was really beautiful.

Arriving around mid-day, it was just insanely hot. At an elevation of 365 m above sea level, we quickly ate lunch (I can't even remember what it was anymore it was so hot) and after ensuring this part of the lake was bilharzia-free (it was), we raced into the water. Expecting a hot bath, the water's temperature was actually pretty cool. Very nice.

The rest of the afternoon was spent lounging around in the shade of the building, reading, showering and for me, napping.

Start: Bush Camp (coordinates N 03 32.335' E 036 24.123'), KENYA. 09:17
End: Sibiloi National Park Camp, KENYA. 12:00
Distance Traveled: 70.19 km
Road Conditions: Our overall average was 27.6km/hr (with a max speed of 50.9 km/hr) which gives a general indication of how the 'roads' were.
Temperature: hottest we've been yet this whole trip. Certainly above 40 Celsius during midday.
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