Koobi Fora Prehistoric Site

This is the best place to be for those curious on learning about early man and how he lived. Located on the Eastern Shore of Lake Turkana, the Koobi Fora, a geological formation consists of Lake and river sediments from the eastern shore of Lake Turkana.

Extensive paleontological finds have been made at Koobi Fora, and these discoveries have been important for understanding the evolutionary history of human species; the ongoing excavation here has produced a great wealth of fossil evidence

The site records stone tools (Olduwan tools) dating to 2 million years ago. These Olduwan tools are made of quartz pebbles, quartzite or basalt, and are chipped in two directions to form simple, rough and all-purpose tools capable of chopping, scrapping or cutting.

A 6 million year old skeleton of an 11 year old “Turkana boy” was also found here! Get intrigued by footprints of human ancestors dating back to 1.5 million years ago. It is fascinating to learn about the length of our ancestors’ feet and the strides they took (short or long), and how the footprints differ from one species of early man, to the other.

Access to Koobi Fora is best by air charter. Consult your tour operator or Safari Company for details.

Access to Koobi Fora is best by air charter. Consult your tour operator or Safari Company for details.

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