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ISLANDS ON THE LAKE TURKANA (JADE SEA) MAGICAL KENYA

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  The North Island of Lake Turkana is deserted summit of dormant volcano. The island consists of several volcanic tuff cones, it is 2 km long, rises up to 220 m high above the lake level. This island is crossed by a fault line – Turkana Rift – in north-east – south-west direction. In the southern part of the island there are observed hot springs and steam vents, fumaroles and solfataras. Lake Turkana is slightly alkaline, but it supports a good population of aquatic life including fish and crocodiles. The…

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THE PETRIFIED FOREST, SIBILOI NATIONAL PARK

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The Petrified Forest is approximately 5 km away from the Karsa Gate (the main entrance to the Sibiloi National Park). There are signs inside the park so it shouldn’t be too difficult to drive there. To the best of my knowledge the Petrified Forest is the only one of its kind in Kenya. Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning “rock” or “stone”; literally “wood turned into stone”) is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. Petrified wood is formed when the organic…

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Magical Isiolo: Gerenuk ( Giraffe Gazelle)

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Isiolo Gerenuk is a species of antelope that belongs to the same family as the gazelles. Gerenuk is actually derived from the Somali word garanuug which means giraffe-necked. Gerenuk are found in Shaba, Buffalo Springs, Bisanadi and Samburu National Reserve. Gerenuk, the long-necked antelope also known as giraffe gazelle is characterised by its long, slender neck and legs and is native to the horn of Africa region. Feeding on upper cream: it can reach higher branches and twigs better than other gazelles and antelopes by standing erect on its hindlegs…

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