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Olorgesailie Pre-Historic Site and Lake Magadi Day Tour

OLORGESAILIE PRE-HISTORIC SITE AND LAKE MAGADI DAY TOUR

LAKE MAGADI

Our tour starts early from Nairobi as we explore this exciting part of Southern Kenya. Our first stop-over will be at the edge of the famous Ngong Hills, quoted in many historical stories, such as Karen Blixen’s book and film “Out of Africa”.

You will then descend the escarpment down the Great Rift Valley to the famous Lake Magadi. This is a soda lake that hosts a local soda ash mining factory. The lake has a huge array of birds, and we often find a great number of Lesser Flamingos and Greater Flamingos; among other waterbirds. Some dry country mammals may be encountered too, such as the Gerenuk antelope and the tiny Dik dik. The lake has multiple hot springs that can be explored on foot, allowing you to try out their therapeutic properties on your skin.

On your way back, enjoy an educative session at the Olorgesailie pre-historic site and museum. This is often referred as the “factory of stone tools”; and indeed it has many of these. Scientific evidence has shown that this place used to host a lake basin that acted as the lifeline of human species about 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. Here you will enjoy learning about the findings from the peoples of the Acheuleus or “Hand axe” culture.

You will enjoy picnic lunch at an outdoor spot.

Later in the afternoon, you return back to Nairobi city- marking the end of our lovely Olorgesailie Pre-Historic Site and Lake Magadi Day Tour.

 

Highlight birds

Red and Yellow Barbet, African Grey Hornbill, Verreaux’s Eagle, Hildebrandt’s Starling, Eastern Paradise Whydah, Black-necked Weaver, Green-winged Pytilia, Beautiful Sunbird

Highlight mammals and others

Gerenuk, Maasai Giraffe, Blue Wildebeest, Common Zebra, Lesser Kudu, Olive Baboon

Habitats covered

Wetlands, Semi-arid Scrubland, Hills, Escarpments

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

Beautiful birds, Ngong Hills, Olorgesailie Pre-historic Site, Lake Magadi and Hot Springs