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Services & Costs

TBI’s Turkwel facility makes available a wide range of equipment and services, listed below, to help facilitate your work in the Turkana Basin. A few notes on our offerings:

  • For enquiries about staying at Ileret (permanent facility now under construction) please send an email to Pauline@turkanabasin.org.
  • TBI reserves the right to revise the posted rates with the understanding that any revision would be valid only if made 90 days before someone were to arrive at TBI.
  • Reduced rates can requested and may be given at the discretion of TBI Directors.  Due recognition must be given to TBI for such a contribution to a research project. Please contact Lawrence Martin or Richard Leakey for application to be considered.
  • The rates below are available only with advanced booking.
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Academic and research activities of projects affiliated with TBI* Other users (commercial, casual, not affiliated academic) * Affiliated projects are those that provide TBI with a copy of their research proposal and are accepted as operating under the auspices of TBI and which provide a report to TBI on each field season's activities. 
Goods/Services:
Cost (including VAT, which is required by Kenyan tax law) Cost (including VAT, which is required by Kenyan tax law) Notes:
Cottage accommodation (normally double occupancy). There are two rooms per cottage unit. TBI will not assign more than two people to share a room but guests may request for up to three people to share a room. Per person cost.
60
120
Each night of full board accommodation includes one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner. Breakfast is served from 6:30-8:00 a.m., lunch at 1:00 p.m., dinner at 8:00 p.m. Residents who will be away from the field station for lunch or dinner may request a packed meal provided notice is given to the catering manager the previous day. Rates include use of electricity and internet (subject to availability) and showers. Laundry services (other than undergarments) are provided for residents spending minimum of two nights. 
Dormitory accommodation. Per person cost. 
45
90
Each night of full board accommodation includes one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner. Breakfast is served from 6:30-8:00 a.m., lunch at 1:00 p.m., dinner at 8:00 p.m. Residents who will be away from the field station for lunch or dinner may request a packed meal provided notice is given to the catering manager the previous day. Rates include use of electricity and internet (subject to availability) and showers. Laundry services (other than undergarments) are provided for residents spending a minimum of two nights. 
Non resident (or extra) meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner). Per meal.
20
30
Breakfast is only available to overnight guests.
Field camp for a minimum of six people, per person per week or part thereof
70
NA
Dome tent to share, bed rolls with sheets, blankets, pillows. Tables, chairs, tarpauline for shade, stove, eating utensils, plates, mugs. 
Basic camp food supplies  (maize, beans, posho, rice), for a minimum of six people, per person per week or part thereof
35
NA
Equipment storage unit, per calendar month or part thereof
25
NA
Fuel (subject to availability) per liter
2.5
2.5
Desalinated Water per 20 liters
2
2
Container provided by researcher
Field assistants (out of TBI accommodation and meals to be covered by researcher) per day
20
40
Toyota Landcruiser (includes driver and fuel). Per day, 50 km daily included, excess km $2.50
50
NA
TBI has very limited vehicle resources
Lorry transportation of field camp equipment per km
5
NA
Airport transfer to Lodwar, per vehicle trip
100
100
Transfer to TBI airstrip at Turkwel, per vehicle trip
50
50
Vehicle repairs at cost of spares plus labour charge per hour
2.5
NA