Lake Turkana – also called the Jade Sea, was originally named Lake Rudolph in 1888 and was renamed Lake Turkana in 1975. The lake is famous for its greenish-blue colors and it is notorious for the strong desert winds making sailing on the lake sometimes hazardous affair. With a length of 300 km long in North-South direction and a width of 50 km wide, Lake Turkana is the largest permanent desert alkaline lake in the world as well as the largest lake in Kenya though lake Victoria shared between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania is much larger. It is the Africa fourth Largest Lake. As the Lake has no outlet, water is lost mainly by evaporation.