From Lake Turkana up to Ethiopia
After some hundred kilometres in very arid regions, we finally reach Lake Turkana. On the photo, one can see the road that goes down toward the lake. Yes, in this rocky desert, there is really a lake.
On the following photos, you can see lake Turkana. It is a huge lake in the middle of a very arid zone. The lake is fed by the Omo River which takes its source in Ethiopia. In that country, the rains are more than enough to maintain the lake.
Around the lake, there are many tribes, such as the Turkana, who live in very harsh conditions. These peoples survive with the fish they catch and partly sell to the inhabitants of the Loyangalani village.
Looking at this small village, I say to myself that a foreigner used to luxury, as we are, would not survive a week in such conditions.
Sometimes, we reach an area with a bit of apparent life. Even though it is rare, some rain falls on this region. Life finds a way to thrive in this climate. When we passed through the region, no rain had fallen in the last 6 months or so. Wow!!!
Village of Loyangalani
In the middle of this desert, a village by the name of Loyangalani appears in the middle of nowhere. The village is near a water source, and some land owners are lucky with access to it.
We stopped in this small paradise, and it was a great place. There was good food and even some warm beer.
We drove some hundred kilometres since Nairobi and the landscape has changed from a fertile region to a desert. It is not over; we have a few hundred kilometres more to drive before reaching Ethiopia.
From Loyangalani to Ethiopia
We continue driving north.
Even though life conditions are rough, it is possible to see some animals and people living all around the lake and even in some remote and unimaginable area.
Near a village, this lady carries some wood that will be used for preparing meals.