Isiolo County is located in the upper eastern region of Kenya. The county covers an area of 25,336.1 Sq Km with temperatures ranging from12 degrees C to  28 degrees C. Rainfall range between 150 mm to 650 mm per annum typical of Arid and Semi Arid Locations (ASALS) in Kenya. The county has 1 local Authority (County Council of Isiolo). Isiolo Town is the  administrative capital.

Economy of Isiolo County

The country has the potential of cashing in on future developments in the hospitality industry after Isiolo town recently acquired the status of a resort city. The Samburu and Shaba Game reserves, Buffalo Springs, Lewa Downs and the Meru National Park are popular tourist destinations.

Nomadic pastoralist communities are very dominant in the country and contribute a large portion towards meeting the county’s demand for meat. Traditional jewellery making also contributes to the local tourism market.  As the gateway into Northern Kenya, the county has a large market for cereals, fruits and vegetables.

Served by a number of airstrips, the county has a range of hotels, restaurants, clubs and camp-sites that cater to the varying needs of both locals and travellers to the region. River Ewaso Nyiro flows through the county and is a critical source of water for the regions wildlife, livestock and human consumption.

More Information

  1. County Website