Lake Turkana in Kenya’s remote northern frontier is a massive inland sea, the largest desert lake in the world. This single body of water is over 250km long, which is longer than the Kenyan coast in its entirety. It is widely known as the Jade Sea because of the remarkable, almost incandescent, the color of its waters. After a long journey through the sweltering deserts and lava avalanches of northern Kenya, the sight of this vast body of glistening, turquoise water comes as an unearthly, ethereal vision. The Lake is a source of life for some of Kenya’s most remote tribes. The Turkana, with ancestral ties to Uganda, live a semi-nomadic existence around the lake. The country’s smallest tribe, the El Molo, live a hunter-gatherer existence on the shores, in villages of distinctively rounded reed huts. This is a rarely visited part of Kenya, as it is fairly remote, but those who make the journey are well rewarded with a memorable experience encompassing so much more than just a safari. Lake Turkana is on the World Heritage list and it serves as universally valuable for the breeding ground of Nile crocodile (of which it is home to the biggest), hippopotamus, and numerous venomous snakes. The area around Lake Turkana is recognized in history as the place where hominid remains have been found amongst other fossils. Today, Kenyan tribes reside on the lake shores and live a traditional life as hunter-gatherers and fishermen. The Central Island (also known as Crocodile Island), in the middle of Lake Turkana, is a volcanic island 500 hectares in size. It is made up of over than a dozen craters and cones, 3 of which have formed lakes. An experience at Lake Turkana will involve geographical beauty, rural homesteads and fishing boats, warm-hearted people, interesting animals and natural discovery.