Lodwar (LOK) Airport

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Lodwar Airport Guide

Lodwar Airport, also known as by its IATA Code LOK and ICAO Code HKLO, is a regional airport in the Turkana County located in the northwestern part of Kenya.  Due to the discovery of oil in the region the airport is currently undergoing a major upgrade.

Geographical Location – see map below

Lodwar Airport is located in the Turkana County in the North Western part of Kenya. It is located on the East African Rift arm of the Great Rift Valley which runs from Lebanon in Asia to Mozambique in South Africa.

Getting Here

  • Taxi – There are several taxis which will get you from Lodwar town to the airport 2 kilometers (5minutes) away for Kshs 100- Kshs 200 (USD $1-2).
  • Preferred Mode – Taxis are the preferred method especially if you have luggage with you.
  • Shuttle Bus – The airport does not operate one.
  • Alternatives – Since the airport is a mere 2 kilometers away from the town if you are the adventurous type (with a backpack) you can make that 10 minute walk into town, beware though the temperatures are normally above 350 C.
  • Car Parking & Fees – There is no automated POS parking system at the airport it is safe to assume that parking is free.
  • Auxiliary Information
    • Flight from Hub

There are several flights a day from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Lodwar (scheduled and unscheduled)and the flight duration is 1 hour and 25 minutes.

The taxis and car hire vehicles will pick and drop you within the terminal, right at the entrance to the lounge your driver will double up as your porter at the airport.

Kiosks – There is one kiosk that sells curios at the airport terminal.

Hotels & Transit Accommodation

For the budget traveller you can get decent accommodation B&B for Kshs 500(USD $5). There are several hotels around Lodwar town and some of the best include the County Palace Lodwar, Cradle Tented Camp Lodwar and Ceamo Lodge which offer all the conveniences including free WI-FI. TripIndigo offers comprehensive reviews on various locations throughout East Africa.


  1. Wi-Fi – None
  2. ATM – None
  3. Forex  None
  4. Restaurants & Lounges – None
  5. Toilets – Western styled.
  6. Disabled Facilities – Wheelchairs are available

Quick Facts

  • GPS coordinates: Latitude (3.121967, 030 07’ 19.08’’ S), Longitude (35.608692, 0350 36’   31.29”E)
  • Time Zone: UTC +3, GMT +3
  • Altitude- Elevation, 1715 Feet, 523 Meters above Sea Level, MASL.
  • Operating Hours: The airport operates 24 hours a day.

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