Lake Magadi Olorgesailie Pre-Historic Site 1 Day Tour

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Lake Magadi Olorgesailie Pre-historic Site 1 Day Tour combines a visit to two interesting places, Olorgesailie Pre-historic site and Lake Magadi.

Olorgesailie Pre-historic site is located along Magadi road, an hour’s drive (70 km’s) away from Nairobi. Some further 30 km’s south of Olorgesailie at the base of the Rift Valley is Lake Magadi.

The Olorgesailie Prehistoric site is Kenya’s largest geological site. It is world renown as the “factory of stone tools” and has excellently preserved biological and cultural evidence of the evolution of man.  

On this tour we visit the Museum and Site. As we walk to see the actual site, a museum interpreter talks about the pre-historic site and the discoveries made here.

Later we then proceed to Lake Magadi (30 km’s) located further south of Olorgesailie. Lake Magadi is a sodium carbonate alkaline lake located near the Kenya/ Tanzania border.

The lake has saline hot springs – up to around 80 degrees Celsius and is home to plenty of wading birds including flamingos.

The Magadi Township lies on the lakes east shore and is home to the Magadi Soda Factory, which is the major local employer. Lake Magadi is also featured in the film “The Constant Gardener” – although in the film it reports the lake as being Lake Turkana in Kenya’s far north.

Lake Magadi Olorgesailie Pre-historic site 1 day tour highlights include visiting the Olorgesailie prehistoric site and Lake Magadi.

Other activities include swimming, bird-watching, bubbling hot-springs, learning about the rich culture of Maasai people and enjoying the sceneries of Nguruman and Lomita hills.

Lake Magadi Olorgesailie Pre-historic Site 1 Day Tour Itinerary

Highlights: Semi-arid Landscape, Birdlife, Culture, Rift Valley, Lake Magadi, Archaeology and History

0730 Hours: Our Lake Magadi Olorgesailie Pre-historic Site 1 day tour departs from Nairobi after breakfast at your hotel/ residence. You drive south towards the Ngong Hills (made famous from Karen Blixen’s, movie “Out of Africa”).

Just before we descend over the escarpment, we stop for photos and views of the Great Rift Valley. Descend over the Ngong Hills, we continuing south into a semi-arid landscape.

1000 Hours: Mid morning we arrive at the Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site.The site shows the evidence of human activity consistently between 1.2 million years to 400,000 years before present.

This is evidence that human species had a tropical origin and a higher primate group was confined to this part of the world. We learn about the previous inhabitants of the area.

1200 Hours: We continue onto Lake Magadi approaching it from the eastern side via Magadi town and past the Magadi Soda factory. We enter Lake Magadi Reserve area and continue onto the hot springs.

1300 Hours: We stop for lunch and wading in the springs (if the weather is not too hot). We may meet the local Maasai who use the lake daily for swimming.

It is possible to see animals around Magadi like zebra, gazelle, impala and warthog.

1500 Hours: Depart mid afternoon, returning to Nairobi.

1800 Hours: We arrive back in Nairobi and transfer you to your hotel/ residence.

Lake Magadi Olorgesailie Pre-historic Site 1 Day Tour Prices

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* Kindly bring along with you bottle drinking water, comfortable walking shoes, tracks or jeans, short,T-shirt, sweater, sun cream, cameras, sunhat and swim wear

Lake Magadi Olorgesailie Pre-historic Site 1 Day Tour From Nairobi Includes:

* Park entry fees
* Picnic Lunch Boxes
* Services of our professional driver guide
* A bottle of water while on the day trip safari
* Return road transport from Nairobi to Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site, Lake Magadi and back in our customized vehicle with pop up roof

Lake Magadi Olorgesailie Pre-historic Site 1 Day Tour From Nairobi Excludes:

* Swimming fee
* 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

Booking & Reservations for Lake Magadi Olorgesailie Pre-historic Site 1 Day Tour From Nairobi Contacts;

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
Mobile : + 254 721-242-711

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