Looking for a unique tourist site? Try Sibiloi

Dr Emmanuel Ndiema explains to tourists and journalists about a shell and limb bones of a giant tortoise that was excavated and being preserved at Sibiloi national park in Marsabit county during a park tour on November 3, 2013. Photo/ JOSEPH KANYI

What you need to know:

  • It is probably Kenya’s most remote national park.
  • It is where a team of archaeologists discovered one of the profession’s most valuable treasures, a close to 2.2 million-year-old fossilised full skull of Homo habilis, now labelled KNM-ER 1470 by the National Museums of Kenya.

Right on the edge of Lake Turkana’s windblown shoreline in the vast Marsabit County sits Sibiloi National Park. It is probably Kenya’s most remote national park. According to a National Museums of Kenya senior research scientist, Dr Emmanuel Ndiema, Sibiloi is home to the first man on earth.


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