I had an interesting journey to Marsabit for work, as I experienced what would be a “mathree” ride only that this was more airborne. A journey that would have taken less than 2 hours took about 5 hours because of the various stops we had to make in Wajir, Takaba, Mandera as people “hopped” on and off and finally Marsabit as the final destination. Not complaining though, otherwise I would not have stepped onto these soils that I only get to hear of interesting stories in the news.
While in Marsabit I went up Mount Marsabit which is located at the Marsabit National Park. On the way up, there is the Marsabit Lodge which is a serene place where one would go and hide if in need of some peace and quiet. Also on Mt Marsabit is LakeParadise which is a beautiful lake inside the crater of the mountain.
After some days in Marsabit we made our way to Loyangalani by road for the Lake Turkana festival. The journey by road was interesting as usual- dusty, a bit bumpy as we used some bushy shortcuts and some point the road turned into a flowing river and we had to create another route. For most of the distance, I think we were the only vehicle in sight which just got me thinking what if we got stuck or something happened and there was no homestead, police post or whatever in sight.
After about 4 hours we finally made our way to Loyangalani somehow looking aged by the journey because of the dust covering our faces- one would think we walked all the way to Loiyangalani- this was quite some adventure.
We had missed quite a bit of the festival but managed to catch some of the events of the last day as it came to a close.
After the events of the day we toned it down by the shores of the lake and waited for the sun to set as we cooled off after what was quite a hot day. The sun set wonderfully beyond the horizon of the lake marking the end of a fulfilling day.
To many more road trips and adventures as we plan to go back for the festival next year.