Hundreds of kilometres north of the capital Nairobi and game parks that attract tourists from across the world, lies the vast remote arid lands of northern Kenya. It is often said that the sunrise and sunset in Africa is unlike anywhere else in the world and Northern Kenya creates a compelling case as to why the sunsets of Africa are the most vibrant and colourful in the planet.
Therefore, I’d like to share with you some colour saturated sunsets from my last year’s road trip in northern Kenya. For those who’ve been following the blog for some time, you’ll come across some familiar images which I’ve decided to re post. Enjoy the photos …
Koobi Fora, a region of paleoanthropological sites in northern Kenya near Lake Turkana.
In 1968 Richard Leakey established the Koobi Fora Base Camp on a large sandspit projecting into the lake near the ridge, which he called the Koobi Fora Spit. The camp is more or less a dormitory for researchers.
Scenes from Sibiloi National Park also known as ‘the cradle of mankind’ created to protect the sites of its many remarkable hominid fossil finds.
It was at this site that offered the best views of the hybrid solar eclipse that took place last year on the 3rd of November.
Lake Turkana is the world’s largest permanent desert lake and the world’s largest alkaline lake and If I may also add, the scene of most dramatic sunsets.
Scenes from the shores of Lake Turkana near the Loiyangalani Desert Museum.
Views from Alia bay on the Eastern shores of Lake Turkana.
Archers Post – an area used by the British Army as a training ground.
To and from Northern Kenya one has to cross the Chalbi – desert an ocean of hot and dry volcanic sand raging from horizon to horizon also among the hottest region in Kenya, evenings can be very chilly but also offer dramatic sunset views.
North Horr, a small dusty settlement on the edge of the Chalbi Desert.
Could not resist a couple of silhouette selfies.
Hope you love the photos and thanks to Karue for allowing me to use some of his works. Please check out his photography page on Facebook.
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