A Guide To Eliye Springs

Eliye Springs is also known as Ille Springs, this is a beautiful site with a unique beach located in a remote village on the Western side of Lake Turkana. It produces lush vegetation along its section of the otherwise barren lakeshore, and supports a community of about 5000 people with fresh drinking water.

Eliye Springs is an oasis located on the sandy western shores of the Turkana lake in northern Kenya, 65KMs from Lodwar town,Northern part of Kenya. Eliye springs is named after the local springs that produce fresh drinking water.


Eliye Springs
Eliye Springs

Eliye Springs Resort

Eliye Springs Resort is a luxurious affordable resort with an amazing view of Lake Turkana. The resort is located on the Western shores of Lake Turkana 70 km northeast of Lodwar.


The accommodation in Eliye Springs Lodge are 6 tallest ever built traditional Turkana huts called Boma, of which one is an executive Boma with 2 Bedrooms.They are luxurious spacious sleeping rooms each with a double bed, furniture, tiled bathroom, solar lights, veranda with sun chairs facing the Lake, and a Swiss gymnastic ball for your daily exercise.

  • Twin bed
  • Double Bed
  • Furniture
  • Tiled Bathroom
  • Veranda with Sun Chairs
  • Swiss Gymnastic Ball
  • Solar Lights


Full equipped Rooms alongside the Lake

Eliye Springs Resort has 4 self contained rooms with 2 double beds each. The rooms are simple but spacious, especially for families with children. The rooms are close to the Restaurant.

  • Double beds
  • Bathroom
  • Solar light
  • Veranda



Full equipped Tents alongside the Lake

Eliye Springs Resort has 2 types of tents to rent: one is the common doom type, a simple tent for 1 – 2 persons. The other type is the Eliye tent for one person, which is basically a mosquitonet over your beddings. The advantage of this type is the fresh air and the free sight to the night sky.

  • Beddings


Full equipped Manyatta alongside the Lake

Manyattas are common Turkana huts with one bed each. Beside the common Manyatta we have 4 special Manyattas, which are quite spacious. Manyattas have shared bathrooms.

  • Bed
  • Mosquitonet

Our Food

The Restaurant offers national and international food. Full board guests enjoy a set menu, while other visitors have the choice from an a la carte menu. Our main food is of course the delicious fresh Fish from Lake Turkana. On request we also offer vegetarian dishes. The bar is well stocked with all the sorts of cold drinks, soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits.


Beside of watersports activities we also offer Turkana cultural visits. A local market from the Turkana women offers traditional hand crafts. Within the Resort there are a wide screen DSTV and a pool billiard table.

  • Visit the unique Central Island National Park
  • Visit Sibiloi and KoobiFora
  • Sportsfishing
  • Boatsrides
  • Turkana Sundowner
  • Full Body massage
  • Visit Turkana homestead
  • Turkana lecture

How to get to Eliye Springs

By Road: (Public means)Take a bus from Nairobi to Kitale, Buses heading to Lodwar from Kitale are Dayah,Eldoret express,Mvumilivu,Sabre star and many more.From Lodwar,take a taxi to Eliye Springs Resort. (Private vehicle) Kitale-Kapenguria-Marich-Lokichar-Lodwar-Eliye Springs Resort. Approx 350kms,8 Hrs drive. Our sign boards are all the way from Lokichar to Eliye Springs Resort.

By air: Daily flights with Fly 540 from Nairobi/Eldoret to Lodwar and back (except Tuesdays). Monday to Friday Safarilink direct from Nairobi to Lodwar.- Charter flights direct to Eliye Airstrip are also available by Yellow Wings flight company. Transfer to and from Eliye Springs Resort can be organized through our bookings office.

A Map to Eliye Springs

Eliye Springs Contacts

Attraction Type: Scenery & Landscapes
Category: Lake or River, Natural Springs
Region: North Rift
Telephone: 254 738 827522
254 703 891810
Entrance Fee: Yes

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