Kenya Historical Tours And Safaris: Cradle Of Mankind Kenya Historical Tour


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Kenya; the cradle of mankind

Kenya-Africa is credited as the cradle of mankind, from where the earliest remains of human bones were discovered by Dr Richard Leakey. Evidence of the earliest, man were discovered at Koobi Fora on the shores of L. Turkana, formerly L. Rudolf.

Kenyan Archeological sites

Other Kenya historical tour and safari hotspot areas that remains and tools (adze) of the human ancestry have been found include Kariandusi and Ololgesailie, archeological sites. All early ancestry artifacts are collected and displayed at National Museum at Nairobi. These archeological sites are also developed into Kenya historical tour tourist attractions.

Rock paintings and art in many caves of Kenya

There are also caves believed to have been shelter of the early man across the country. Rock paintings are evident in such areas as the Mt Elgon Kitgum and Makingeny Caves, Mfangano Island and in Malaba district. The USAID has recently given aid to rehabilitate and preserve these caves.

The slave caves of Shimoni; routes of the slave trade

Other caves at Shimoni have been used as stockade for slaves in transit to major markets in Zanzibar for onward transmission to South America & Europe. These are especially favoured by in the itineraries of Kenya historical tours and safaris.

Mau Mau freedom war and landmarks

Recent colonial war between the Mau Mau freedom fighters is also evident. Bombings of the Mau Mau that created lakes can be seen at Aberdares forest and Buffalo Springs Reserve. Accommodation for Kenya historical tourists is arranged in towns closest to such sites.

Where to find the fossils and historical evidence

The National Museums of Kenya and Kenya National archives have impressive collections of the fossils, artifacts and insignia of the different historical eras in the region. They can be seen in the many local museums like the Fort Jesus, Nairobi Museum, Kitale, Kisumu, and rock paintings in Mt. Elgon, Malaba and Mfangano Island and many other Kenya Historical tours archeological sites.

Robert Muhoho is a tour consultant with Landmark Safaris. He is degreed in tourism and hospitality management and author to 500 Kenya tour articles. For more information on Kenya Historical tours visit them@


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