Security in Turkana Land is generally good as the Turkana people have struck traditional peace treaties, some of which have lasted since four decades with most of its formerly hostile neighbours. Still, once in a while local skirmishes about water, grazing and cattle might occur amongst pastoralists by which tourists are not greatly affected.

But before starting out on a self-led journey to Turkana Land, you are advised to request actual security information from the County’s Ministry of Tourism under +254-737-552 329 or We are happy to organise reliable askaris to accompany you if you wish or wherever it is advisable.

Until further notice, Ilemi Triangle and Omo Delta in the very North are not fit for tourist travels without being accompanied by askari escort.