Loiyangalani is a small town located on the southeastern coast of Lake Turkana in Kenya. The town has 1000 inhabitants (1999 census) Loiyangalani means "a place of many trees" in the native Samburu tongue. It is home to Turkana people and was founded near a freshwater spring in the 1960s where the Elmolo people live. Its main industries include fishing, tourism and gold panning. It is a popular tourist destination in Northern Kenya, as the surrounding El Molo and Turkana villages offer unique (although somewhat commercialized) experiences. Lake Turkana is also a popular tourist destination for those who are not faint at heart.
The town is home to an airstrip and lies near Mount Kulal, known for its forest and stones.
Loiyangalani Division of Marsabit District is headquartered in Loiyangalani town. The town is sometimes spelled as Loyangalani.
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