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Olorgesailie Pre-Historic Site

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Address: Magadi, Kenya
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Early Wonder of Human Kind

The Olorgesaille pre-hsitoric site isn’t for everybody and the drive is arduous with lots of potholes the last 20 km or so. But we really enjoyed our visit and the guide was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Olorgesaille pre-hsitoric site isn’t for everybody and the drive is arduous with lots of potholes the last 20 km or so. But we really enjoyed our visit and the guide was very informative. You step back in time at Olorgesaille to see hand axes, stone tools and fossilized bones of elephants and hippos. You will also enjoy great vistas... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Here you will learn the activities of the first man in the world the way we started to have modern life.It is a great place to see and know the evolution of man to the modern you who knows everything today,Pay a visit and learn a lot. We have accomodation but you must bring on your items for cooking.But the... More 

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Kristiansand
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20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I gave this place excellent because you get really a feeling of the cradle of mankind. Even the road to the place is a rough road, the museum is a very small, but very instructive. The guide give you an impression how it really was. Here people (homo erectus) did stay for many 100 000 years, our forefathers. You will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There is an old pre-historic site, now enlarged, with a small museum and shaded car park. For a fee you can go around this site and examine the tools etc. Take your own cold drinks and something to eat with you, and a large hat. It is very hot here. You can see the Olorgesailie Volcano and the site for... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Being the fast time there. we expect to see a lot with my team. we were receive by maasai song from maasai community. we also saw Flamingos and we also able to swim in the salty water. we had fun and also visited the Olorgesailie pre-historic site and learn about the history.

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Kenya
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It is easy to imagine that this place has not changed in the 1,000,000 years since our ancestors passed their time chipping stones into oval 'hand axes' - there is little else to do unless you subscribe to the idea that this was once a lush lake :-/ Seriously though, this is a truly amazing place brought to life by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

A great time to visit this site is after the rainy season because everything is green. The vistas of the Rift Valley from the site are magnificent. Because my husband was teaching a three-day seminar at a nearby village we had to stay in the bandas. They were adequate. The screening on the windows is long gone so the nets... More 

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