Addis to Nairobi – Lake Turkana

We have just completed our crossing to Jungle Junction in Nairobi, we opted for the Lake Turkana route for safety and scenery – not to mention it was supposed to be a much softer track than the Marsabit route however it was not that soft! It is known as a sand road but we took the track around the Sibiloi National Park and it was very rocky.

We have seen some pretty amazing things along the way, had breakfast with some crocodiles and stumbled upon some zebra on the side of the road… you know, the usual. Lots of beautiful African tribes people just living their lives in the middle of nowhere.

We drove for approximately 800 km’s on a track. Just two tyre tracks disappearing into the distance! Rocks big and small, sand, mud and dry river beds that are just pebbles and trees. Richard has done all the driving and has done an amazing job, even hopping out to cut away the thorn bushes… Gotta take care of our lovely orange paint 🙂

We have been camping now for over two weeks with a long drop and a sponge bath (using a kitchen cleaning cloth) on the luxurious days so we have treated ourselves to an ensuite room tonight and then first thing tomorrow the car goes to Land Rover for a very deserved service and no doubt some repairs, we are very proud of our little orange trooper but it has taken a beating over the last week and has only complained once or twice when the suspension decides its too hot (43 degrees? Fair enough!).


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