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About Desert Museum

The Desert Museum in Loiyangalani is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Lake Turkana, also known as the Jade Sea for its near magical colours. The museum is dedicated to educating tourists about the unique cultures of the indigenous tribes of the Turkana region.

Artefacts include traditional items used by the people living off this harsh, but beautiful land. The collection definitely focuses on their weaponry and hunting tools and interesting information boards can be found throughout this beautifully designed structure.

The museum is the official venue for the annual Lake Turkana Festival – a celebration of the area and its inhabitants' traditions and cultures.

Loiyangalani is a small town located on the eastern coast of Lake Turkana. The town was established around a fresh-water spring and is often called an oasis in the desert.

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Accommodation near Desert Museum

Oasis Lodge

Sleeps 32 in 16 rooms

Oasis Lodge is located in the semi-desert area of Loiyangalani, near Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. It is ideal for backpackers and large...
from R2877
per night for 2 guests

Malabo Resort

Sleeps 41 in 20 rooms

Malabo Resort at Lake Turkana is beautifully sandwiched between doum palms; an oasis of refreshment in the dry and windy country side....
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Desert Museum Map

Desert Museum is 0.9km from the centre of Loiyangalani , the nearest airport 307.5km (Lokichoggio Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling