in Turkana, Kenya

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
3.119 and 35.597 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 3° 7' 8" and E 35° 35' 50"
Currency and Currency Code:
Shilling - KES
Spoken languages:
English, Swahili
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 02:28 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Africa/Nairobi
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:26 am and 6:43 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-8.829 and -140.081 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Kenya in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,1 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Kenya.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Kenya. Last Update: 2024-05-28 08:22:27

Explore Lodwar

Lodwar in Turkana with it's 20,219 inhabitants is located in Kenya about 316 mi (or 508 km) north of Nairobi, the country's capital.

Local time in Lodwar is now 02:28 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Nairobi with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports in the wider vicinity of Lodwar. The closest airport in Kenya is Lodwar Airport in a distance of 1 mi (or 1 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Kenya is Protection and management requirements in a distance of 63 mi (or 101 km), East.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Moroto, Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Kotido and Kaabong. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 32°C / 90 °F

Morning Temperature 27°C / 80 °F
Evening Temperature 34°C / 93 °F
Night Temperature 31°C / 88 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 41%
Air Pressure 1014 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 12 km/h (7 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 25% of sky
General Conditions Scattered clouds

Wednesday, 29th of May 2024

32°C (89 °F)
30°C (87 °F)
Scattered clouds, moderate breeze.

Thursday, 30th of May 2024

31°C (88 °F)
33°C (91 °F)
Broken clouds, moderate breeze.

Friday, 31st of May 2024

32°C (89 °F)
33°C (91 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

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Mission Trip to Diocese of Lodwar, Kenya

Published: November 10, 2013
Length: 22:59 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Fr. John Peter msfs

Mission trip to the Diocese of Lodwar, Kenya. Bishop Paul J Bradley, Msgr. Michael Hazard, and Fr. John Peter msfs. This video presentation is taken on Oct 19 - 20th, 2013.

Turkana. Pre - Campaña Cirugía en Turkana - 2014

Published: February 23, 2014
Length: 16:51 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Cirugia Turkana

Parte del éxito de las campañas quirúrgicas en Turkana (Kenia), es la preparación previa que se realiza durante un par de meses antes a la llegada de los médicos a Lodwar. Se trata de...

Turkana Welcoming EMI

Published: June 09, 2012
Length: 41:45 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Patrick Aylard

Turkana People in northern Kenya welcoming our EMI team. May, 2012.

Ésto, es Turkana. Así, se lavan los dientes los niños Turkana

Published: February 25, 2014
Length: 49:48 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Cirugia Turkana

helpTurkana ¿Sabéis cómo se "lavan" los dientes un Turkana? Imaginad...normalmente, no tienen mucha agua, así que olvídate de un grifo abierto... o de un vasito, ni si quiera para enjuagarte....

Turkana. Motivaciones - Campaña Cirugía en Turkana - 2014

Published: February 25, 2014
Length: 34:34 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Cirugia Turkana

Las motivaciones para enrolarte en un proyecto solidario de este tipo son muchas, sin embargo, todos los participantes de esta campaña coinciden claramente en una: ayudar a los demás. En...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Lodwar is the largest town in northwestern Kenya, located west of Lake Turkana on the A1 road. Its main industries are basket weaving and tourism. The Loima Hills lie to its west. Lodwar is the capital of Turkana District. The town has a population of 17,000. According to the Insider’s guide to Kenya Lodwar’s history began around 1933 when a trader named Shah Mohamed, arrived on the banks of the Turkwell River. The roads were inaccessible so he brought the donkeys.

Located at 3.11667, 35.6 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Turkana District, Populated places in Rift Valley Province

Turkana District

Turkana District is an administrative district in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Turkana is the northwesternmost district in Kenya. It is bordered by the countries of Uganda to the west; South Sudan and Ethiopia, including the disputed Ilemi Triangle, to the north and northeast; and Lake Turkana to the east. To the south and east, neighbouring districts in Kenya are West Pokot, Baringo and Samburu Districts, while Marsabit District is located on the opposite (i.e.

Located at 3.12528, 35.5897 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Turkana District, Districts of Kenya, Rift Valley Province

Lodwar Airport

Lodwar Airport is an airport in Kenya.

Located at 3.12222, 35.61 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Kenya, Turkana District, Rift Valley Province

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Lodwar, LOK, ლოდვარი, Lodvaras, Лодвар, لودوار, 洛德瓦爾