Kariandusi pre historic site

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Among the first discoveries of Lower Paleolithic sites in East Africa, found in 1928 by Dr. Louis Leakey and dating back to about 1 million years ago.

It is believed to have been an Acheulian site, or stone age tools factory — with several being found at the site near the Kariandusi river bed.

Formed when the rising lake waters drove pre-historic men from their lake-side home and buried all the tools and weaponry they left behind.

What to do thereHiking, camping, picnics or just explore the archaeological site and museum nearby.

Best time to visitAny time of the year

Location of Kariandusi pre historic siteKariandusi is situated within walking distance of lake Elementaita with an exit point along the Nairobi — Nakuru highway.

This is an area near the edges of the rift valley.

How to get thereBy vehicle, whether public transport or otherwise. Or use the SGR train, which passes nearby and is said to start operations in 2019.

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