Archaeologists, paleoanthropologists and paleontologists from almost every part of the world come to Kenya to discover the earliest artifacts of humanity. Now you can visit the same internationally-recognized sites, and perhaps uncover your own clue to ancient human history. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lake Turkana is recognized for its significant contributions to archaeology, earning the reputation of being the “Cradle of Mankind.” One site alone, the Kobi Fora section, has advanced the science of paleontology more than any other place in Africa, with some relics being more than 3,000,000 years old.
Another well-known archaeological site is on Mfangano Island in Lake Victoria. The delicate light inside Mawanga Cave reveals rock art paintings that date back thousands of years. Another superb example of early rock art is in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The paintings are some of the oldest in Kenya, dating back to 1,000 to 3,000 years ago. You will be fascinated by the geometric pattern of circles and lines on the rose-hued stone. The paleoanthropologists fans at Smart Travel Africa Africa recommend these and many other spots to enhance your wilderness trip in Kenya!