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Lake Turkana, first named Lake Rudolph after the lake was discovered by an expedition sponsored by King Rudolph of Austria in the 1890's. Situated in the arid desert region of the Kenyan Rift Valley it is It is the world's largest permanent desert lake, and also the most saline.


"On my fourth morning at the lake I was wakened by the sound of a violent thunder thunder storm, the heavy train continued for the rest of the day and when it did stop this part of Kenya that can often go over a year without rain was awash with floods and the road back to Lodwar cut by a swollen river. It looked like it would be over a week before I would be able to leave the area.

I was beginning to resign myself to this fact when the doctor and his wife, who I was getting to know quite well, told me they would be leaving in two days on a mission plane that would be bringing in the new doctor and taking them out, and that if there was room I could come as well.

We were just on the weight limit and the pilot said it would be ok, and after 7 days at the lake I bid goodbye to the English couple and the rest of the people I had got to know at the mission, for what turned out to be a most enjoyable as well as very convenient 3 hour flight over the Rift Valley and back to Nairobi." - MH

Lake Turkana after the rain, 1977

  • All items are produced from original paintings by Martyn Hanks.

    Prints:Size is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/210 x 297mm). Printed onto high quality 245gsm fine art watercolour paper to give the print an authentic look and feel. Supplied in a textured off white mount size 12" x 16" (305 x 406mm), backed and sealed in a clear cellophane wrap and delivered in a protective carton to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.

    Cards: Size 7" X 5"/178 x 127mm. Packaged in a clear cellophane wrap with a top quality 150gsm self-seal white envelope.

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