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1 Day Prehistoric Sites Tour Kariandusi Hyrax Hill is a guided day tour from Nairobi to 2 archaeological sites in Kenya namely; Kariandusi prehistoric site and the Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and Museum.
Kariandusi Prehistoric site is located about 2 km east side of Lake Elementaita while the Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and Museum is atop a hill about 4 km from Nakuru Town, overlooking Lake Nakuru.
Kariandusi Prehistoric site was unearthed by Louis Leakey in the 1920s and has been a rich source of prehistoric obsidian tools, made by early humans between 1.4 million and 200,000 years ago. Most of the tools found at Kariandusi are cutting implements that seem to have been used for butchering meat.
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric site was also unearthed by Louis Leakey in the 1920s and ever since has been a rich source of Neolithic fossils, tools, and Iron Age artifacts.
1 Day Prehistoric Sites Tour Kariandusi Hyrax Hill Itinerary
0700 Hours: Our thrilling and exciting Pre-Historic sites day trip departs Nairobi after an early breakfast at your hotel/ residence. The drive takes us through scenic farmlands, bustling small towns, and to the expansive Great Rift Valley.
Along the way you make a brief stop at the Mt. Longonot viewpoint where one can take photos and posed for a while to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Rift Valley. Among the striking features visible from the viewpoint include Mt. Longonot (a dormant volcano) and Mt Suswa.
1000 Hours: Our first Kenya Archaeological site – Kariandusi Prehistoric site which is an African Stone Age Site dating close to one million years!
This site was discovered by the legendary Kenyan Paleoanthropologist and archaeologist Louis Leakey in 1928 during the expedition of the Kariandusi River Bed. Our guided tour includes a museum curator who gives detailed information on both prehistory and the history of the Kariandusi Archaeological site and Kariandusi Museum.
Other attractions at the site include a Nature trail, caves, and a monumental church building. The area is also popularly known for the mining of diatomite used for filtering soft drinks and toothpaste manufacture.
1200 Hours: After an informative and exciting tour of the Kariandusi Prehistoric site, we proceed to Nakuru and stop for lunch then continue to the Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and Museum discovered by Louise and Mary Leakey.
Hyrax Hill Museum depicts the lifestyle of seasonal settlement by prehistoric people at least 3,000 years old. The Museum is a former farmhouse ceded to the monument in 1965, by the Late Mr. A. Selfe.
A small museum was opened here where artifacts from the Hyrax Hill site and other sites in the Central Rift Valley are displayed. Numerous sites around the hill belong to different time periods with the earliest finds dating back to the Neolithic period. The site gets its name from the hyraxes which used to be found in abundance living in the rock cracks found in this area.
Our guided tour of this Kenya Archaeological site will highlight the following areas: Hyrax Hill Museum, Neolithic Site, Sirikwa hollows, and the Tortoise pit.
1500 Hours: Later we depart by road back to Nairobi.
1800 Hours: Arrive back in Nairobi and drop off at your hotel/ residence.
1 Day Prehistoric Sites Tour Kariandusi Hyrax Hill Prices
1 Day Prehistoric Sites Tour Kariandusi Hyrax Hill from Nairobi Includes:
Picnic Lunch Boxes + All Museum entry fees + A bottle of water while on the day trip safari + Services of our professional driver guide and a local guide at all the pre-historic sites & Return road transport from Nairobi to Kariandusi Prehistoric Site, Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and back in our customized vehicle with pop up roof
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* Kindly bring along with you a bottle of drinking water, comfortable walking shoes, tracks or jeans, shorts, a T-shirt, sweater, sun cream, cameras, and a sunhat
1 Day Prehistoric Sites Tour Kariandusi Hyrax Hill from Nairobi Excludes:
* Tips or gratuities
* Drinks, Extra Meals
* Visa and any related fees
* Medical cover and travel personal insurance
* Any other item not mentioned in the inclusive