Lodwar is the largest town in northwestern Kenya,.. The Loima Hills lie to its west. Lodwar is the capital of Turkana District. The town has a population of 17,000.
Lodwar is considered the capital of the region, housing local and governmental facilities, including Turkana’s biggest health facility and the main referral hospital, Lodwar District Hospital (LDH). It is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lodwar. The town is also served by Lodwar Airport