Prehistoric Sites Trips

Kariandusi Prehistoric site

On monthly bases Salima Safaris have guests visiting these sites.

Examples of some of the prehistoric sites visits include;

Day 1 & Day 2 Kanam Prehistoric Site

We leave Nairobi very early in the morning and head out to Nakuru through the floor of the Great Rift Valley, while stopping on the way for curios and to admire and marvel at the breathtaking views of the escarpment along the way. We shall carry lunch box too.

It was originally discovered by the famous Archaeologist Louis Leakey, in 1932.
The first fossils discovered were thought to be those of Australopithecus; however skepticism from the scientific community led Leakey to name the fossil Homo Kanamensis.

Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Sites – They are located in the Rift Valley province of Kenya. The site is only 4 kilometers from the centre of the town Nakuru. The site was established as a site museum in 1965 with various ethnographic materials. Hyrax is now a world famous archaeological site and is a reference point for research into the prehistory of East Africa. Some excavated sites have been left open for public exhibition showing a well-displayed portrayal of the lives of our prehistoric ancestors. The Hill Museum displays artifacts from Hyrax hill as well as other sites in the Central Rift Valley.

Overnight at Alphs hotel, Nakuru or Lake Nakuru Lodge.

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}.

Day 3 & Day 4 Kariandusi Prehistoric site.

Located in the Great Rift valley still on the way to Nakuru-Kariandusi; pre-historic site was discovered by Dr. Leaky in 1928. In the Pre-historic site there are a number of Stone Age objects, these includes hand axes, knives and molar of the straight tusked elephant which was once existed in English and the rest of Europe before it came to extinct. Diatomite is also mined here and is used for face painting by the Maasai and today is mainly used for making paints and insulation. The Kariandusi archaeological site is almost the first discoveries of Lower Paleolithic site in East Africa. There is enough geological evidence to show that in the past, large lakes, sometimes reaching levels hundreds of meters higher than the Present Lake Nakuru an Elementaita, occupied this basin.

Overnight at Alphs hotel, Nakuru or Lake Nakuru Lodge.

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}.

Tourist attractions within the site include;

  • Camp Site
    • Nature Trail
    • Archeological Site
    • Museum
    • Picnic Site
    • Diatomite Mining Site
    • Caves
    • Monumental Church Building.

Day 5 & Day 6 Olorgesailie – Historic site.

Early rise, have breakfast and head to Olorgesailie site passing through Nairobi.

It is located in Kenya in East Africa, along Magadi road; it’s an hour drive, 70 Kms away from Nairobi. Olorgesailie pre-historic site is world renown as the “factory of stone tools” and the only place in the world with the largest number. The prominence and accumulation of human tools represent actual camping places of early men and evidence that human species had a tropical origin. The site is in a lake basin that existed about 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. Researchers, Dr. and Mrs. Leakey, started investigation on the site in 1942 where they found important evidence that concerns the habits and activities of early prehistoric people of the Acheuleus or “Hand axe” culture.

Olorgesailie has excellently preserved biological and cultural evidence about the evolution of man. A great variety of birds and some game can be viewed in the surrounding country.

Banda overlooking Mt. Olorgesailie.

This was made possible by heavy falls of alkaline volcanic ash from the nearby Mt. Suswa and Mt. Longonot, which might have contributed much to the accumulated ash in the lake basin.

Spend the night at Lake Magadi Tented camp.

Meal Plan {Dinner & Breakfast}.

Attractions

  • Museum and site– the museum interprets the pre-historic site. One can then take a walk to se actual site and the discoveries made here.
    Bird watching– the site is a bird watcher’s paradise citing the highest number of migratory bird species in Kenya.
    Mountain climbing– Mt.Olorgesailie was named after a renowned Maasai elder who used to meditate and hold meetings with village elders up the mountain. On average it takes 3 hours to ascend and the same to descend, best climbed from 5:00 am.
    Camp site– affordable camping facilities available.
    Picnic site.
    Baboon camp– congregation of baboons in the evening 1 km from the camp site.

Kariandusi Prehistoric site.

Located in the Great Rift valley on the way to Nakuru-Kariandusi; pre-historic site was discovered by Dr. Leaky in 1928. In the Pre-historic site there are a number of Stone Age objects, these includes hand axes, knives and molar of the straight tusked elephant which was once existed in English and the rest of Europe before it came to extinct. Diatomite is also mined here and is used for face painting by the Maasai and today is mainly used for making paints and insulation. The Kariandusi archaeological site is almost the first discoveries of Lower Paleolithic site in East Africa. There is enough geological evidence to show that in the past, large lakes, sometimes reaching levels hundreds of meters higher than the Present Lake Nakuru an Elementaita, occupied this basin.

Tourist attractions within the site include;

  • Camp Site
    • Nature Trail
    • Archeological Site
    • Museum
    • Picnic Site
    • Diatomite Mining Site
    • Caves
    • Monumental Church Building.

Included Safari Features

  • Round trip transport from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru, Kisumu and Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/Driver.
  • Recommended accommodation.
  • Guaranteed departures for at least two (2) guests for Private trips, at least four (4) guests on Luxury trips and at least six (6) or more guests for budget booking.
  • Complimentary Mineral Water in the Safari Minibus whilst on Safari
  • Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
  • Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water
  • Guaranteed window seating with open top
  • All meals included while on safari
  • Pre–tour itinerary document
  • Extensive Game drives
  • 80% of the total sum of the trip should be paid before the day of the Safari.

Excluded Safari Features

  • Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages or meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • All applicable Game Park entrance fees.
  • Optional Night Game drives, Bird watching, Nature walks etc
  • Gratuity for Porterage / waiters at hotels, camps and airports
  • Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplement
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide
  • Sundowner bush cocktails, balloon Safaris, Horse Rides, Chopper trips, Yatch trips, Drown recorded trips and bush dinner. Although they can be provided on request.
  • Cost of obtaining passport and visas while crossing borders.
  • International/ Local Airfares.

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