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8 Top reasons why you should visit Central island national park in Kenya

 8 Top reasons why you should visit Central island national park in Kenya

Here are the 8 Top reasons why you should visit Central island national park in Kenya and they are as follows

The central island is positioned within the lake and looks to be a small active volcano with other three alkaline crater lakes namely; tilapia, flamingo and crocodile. This island also boosts with high populations of the Nile crocodiles in the world.

The South Island is located on an island in the southern area of Lake Turkana. Actually it’s the biggest island in the lake raising nearly 3,900ha comprising with rocky shores, muddy bays with extensive bushes and weed from spawning fish. Between 1983 and 1985 the south and central island national park were declared as a UNESCO heritage site respectively managed by the Kenya wildlife service.

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Wildlife

The islands are from the remote Lake Turkana a preserving area for natural wild habitat for both animals and birds. It is covered with vegetation type of spear grass, acacia woodlands, toothbrush as well as weeds growing on the muddy shores and rocky bed.

 

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Bird watching

Central island National park has  the best spotting area to a profusion of bird life with over 84 water bird species including 34 species of European migrants and are mostly viewed as they return home between March and May. At least 23 European migrants breed here, like Goliath heron, African skimmer, while African open billed stork, Duck and Gulls feed on the shores and volcanic island lakes attracts notable lesser flamingos. Prey birds are also abundant here, especially swallow-tailes.

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Accommodation in the park

The park has got comfortable lodging facilities on the eastern shores of the lake and other three classic hotels.

Oasis lodge offers motor boats for island tour as well as safari lodging and camping facilities are offered from the Koobi  Fora Museum and Research base and Rocodoni camp overlooking Mount Sibiloi. Camping travelers are encouraged to bring private camping gear and supplies.

 

The Northern part of Kenya is more rewardable during dry and hot but the island parks have cool weather. The best time of the year to visit the park is from October to January which are the driest months while the months of July to August are the cool months in the year.

 

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Game viewing

Central island national park attracts different groups of tourists and gives  them opportunities to view different wild life  animals  such as Zebras,hippos,Crocodiles and among others this attracted many people to came and visit  Central Isiand national park in Kenya

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Nature guided walks

The nature guided walks are normally engaged in  the hiking of the islands highest elevation and have  beautiful sceneries of the magnificent lakes ,therefore tourists hike to the top of the flamingo crater  which is surrounded by interesting sites and the pavilion view of  the whole cruse

 

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Boat  cruise

Visitors do enjoy boat cruise from one of the lake in kalokoi gate this offers areward of viewing water animals  such as hippos ,crocodiles, and among others plus the  different bird species which are over 350 species of which 48 birds live in water and others usually migrate from one place to another    The central island is positioned within the lake and looks to be a small active volcano with other three alkaline crater lakes namely; tilapia, flamingo and crocodile. This island also boosts with high populations of the Nile crocodiles in the world.

 

The South Island is located on an island in the southern area of Lake Turkana. And it’s the biggest island in the lake raising nearly 3,900ha comprising with rocky shores, muddy bays with extensive bushes and weed from spawning fish. Between 1983 and 1985 the south and central island national park were declared as a UNESCO heritage site respectively managed by the Kenya wildlife service

 

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Trees(Vegetation)

The central island national park is covered   thick grass and bushes plus the different tree species in different park directions this has attracted both local and foreign visitors  to visit central island

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Camping at central island national park

Visitors normally enjoy the beautiful sight of the central  island national park through camping onto the black lava beach

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