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Lake Turkana National Parks are protected nature sites around the most saline large lakes in Africa. There are all together three national parks at Lake Turkana. They are a vital stopover for migratory birds as well as being a breeding ground for numerous wildlife including the Nile crocodile, the hippopotamus, and a number of venomous snakes.

The protected areas at Lake Turkana National Parks include Sibiloi National Park and two islands within Lake Turkana. Apart from the wildlife, the national parks also hold unique fossil deposits.

Lake Turkana National Parks was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 21st session of the World Heritage Committee in Naples, Italy, on 1-6 December, 1997.

Photos of Lake Turkana National Parks

Aerial view of Lake Turkana, Kenya
Aerial view of Lake Turkana, Kenya
Author: Hansueli Krapf (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 3 3 4.7 E 36 30 13.2
Inscription Year: 1997
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VIII, X

Location Map of Lake Turkana National Parks

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