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Getting There & Away

Fly540 runs frequent flights from Nairobi to Lodwar Airport, via Eldoret, for around US$150 (two hours).

There are regular buses plying the long route south departing from the bus station. For more local travel, several operators offer services to Kitale (KSh2000, 8½ hours), with departures from close to Salama Hotel. The use of matatus is unknown here – most operators use bike taxis instead.

To get to Eliye Springs or Ferguson's Gulf, you can ask your hotel to sort out a private car for you (KSh70,000 per day). Your other option is on the back of a bike taxi, which is the cheapest option (KSh30,000) but not the most comfortable. Never accept the first price offered to you – these are negotiable and you are likely to get it cheaper if you have time to shop around.

There are several reliable petrol stations in Lodwar. Note that petrol becomes much more scarce if you venture outside of town, so make sure you stock up.