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A Night by the shores of the Jade Sea

The land on the eastern side of Lake Turkana is stark and dramatically beautiful. It was formed by the earth shattering forces of plate tectonics and volcanic eruptions; think Iceland but with 40C degree temperatures. It’s the kind of landscape where every new rise, or bend, in the rough black rock road produces an awe inspired ‘wow’ from travellers. Much of the volcanic material looks as if it were erupted just yesterday, in such an arid environment there isn’t much plant life to cover or erode it. In fact some of it is pretty recent, the last eruption was on Central Island in 1975, and as you drive through the landscape it is easy to imagine some of the fresh looking scoria cones (small ... Continue Reading