Turkana County is the last frontier in North West Kenya. On its eastern side is Lake Turkana, the largest desert lake in Africa. Turkana County has a rich rock art heritage consisting mainly of rock engravings dating back over 2000 years.
Most of the rock engravings in the area consist of geometric designs although some animals, such as elephants and giraffes, can also be found. It is believed that at least some of the rock engravings were made by Twa hunter-gatherers, because similar images have been found from the areas they habited in East Uganda and parts of Lake Victoria basin.
The main rock art sites in Turkana County include Namoratunga and Kang’itit located near Lokori town.
How to get there
Lokori town can be reached by both road, through Eldoret, and air.
Lokori lies south of the Turkana basin in the Great Rift Valley, which is well known for its wild country and spectacular scenery. Important archaeological sites, such as the Koobi Fora fossil beds are located on the Eastern shores of Lake Turkana, which is the world’s largest desert lake and has three islands; Northern, Central and Southern worth to visit.
Please find more information about the rock art in Turkana County from Treasures of Northern Kenya –booklet.