Central Island National Park, located in the middle of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya, is a volcanic island known for its rugged beauty and unique geological features. The island, also called “Crocodile Island,” spans about 5 square kilometers and is composed of three active volcanoes with crater lakes: Crocodile Lake, Flamingo Lake, and Tilapia Lake. These lakes are named after the predominant wildlife found in each, including a significant population of Nile crocodiles, flamingos, and tilapia fish.

The park offers a stark, otherworldly landscape that attracts adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts. Due to its remote location and challenging access, the island sees fewer visitors, allowing for a more solitary and undisturbed experience. Visitors can explore the volcanic craters, observe the breeding colonies of crocodiles, and enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Turkana, the world’s largest permanent desert lake. Central Island is also part of the Lake Turkana National Parks, a UNESCO World Heritage site, recognized for its importance in studying the evolutionary history of mankind.