Lake Turkana is world’s largest permanent desert lake and largest alkaline lake. It is covering an area of about 7,000 sq km. Because of its breathtaking turquoise color, locals call it the Jade Sea.
The lake is located in the north of Kenya’s Rift Valley, and fed by three rivers: the Omo of Ethiopia, the Turkwel and the Kerio. Between 4 and 8 thousand years ago the Lake stretched for more than 400 kilometers from the Omo Valley almost as far as Baringo.