1 Day Nairobi – Olorgesailie – Lake Magadi – Nairobi
This tour shall begin at Olorgesailie. Olorgesailie is a geological formation in East Africa containing a group of Lower Paleolithic archaeological sites. It is on the floor of the Eastern Rift Valley in southern Kenya, 40 miles southwest of Nairobi along the road to Lake Magadi. We shall end this tour at Lake Magadi.
Depart from Nairobi in the morning, and head south towards the Ngong Hills (made famous from Karen Blixen’s, Out of Africa). Before we descend over the escarpment, we stop for photos and views across the Great Rift Valley. Then descend over the Ngong Hills, continuing south into a semi-arid landscape, where we stop mid-morning at the Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site.
After a tour of the site and learning about the previous inhabitants of the area, we continue onto Lake Magadi. We approach the lake from the eastern side via the Magadi town and past the Magadi Soda factory. Enter the Lake Magadi reserve area and continue onto the hot springs where 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. Depart mid afternoon, returning to Nairobi around 6.45pm.
• Olorgesailie prehistoric site
• Lake Magadi
• Bubbling Hot-springs
• Best sceneries of Nguruman and loita hills
• Baking salt plains
• Rich culture of Maasai people
• Transport to and from Nairobi
• Entrance fee to both places
• Vehicle entrance fee
• Swimming fee
• Tips and gratuities
comfortable walking shoes & attire
dress code: tracks, jeans, short,T-shirt, sweater.
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