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The roads towards the place is pathetic oh my.But the place however is interesting by and... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2017
very interesting

Though there are no human fossils there are lots of stone axes and other tools in the place (more... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2015
Peter M
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

The good things first: There are new bandas (huts) with a decent bed, bedding and mosquito net. The price is 1500 KES for the hut (sleeps two), 1800 residents and 2000 foreigners (discrimination against foreigners is a usual thing in Kenya and is supported by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank HoneyBunnyH3
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Looking for a place to associate with your past? a place to mountain hike? Depending with the product consumption, this rather small area has artefacts dating back to the million years back the excavation is still evident and the tools used by early mankind still...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rodger O
Reviewed March 17, 2017

The roads towards the place is pathetic oh my.But the place however is interesting by and educational.The sun is so hot too.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank qudrahnizar
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

The place is fantastic. We stopped there on our way to lake Magadi and it was better than expected. We did not climb Mt Olorgesailie as this is a full day activity and should be started at 5 am. We just went to the museum...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank juancamilov88
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Spent 30 minutes driving around in the bush and couldn't trace this site. Google maps were inaccurate

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank kriskinyua
Reviewed March 27, 2016

This is such a special place in the South Rift Valley of Kenya, off Magadi Road, which is one of the worst roads you'll ever attempt to drive on, it is too often overlooked. Not only is it the location of some of the most...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank PaeanMelody
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Though there are no human fossils there are lots of stone axes and other tools in the place (more or less) where the were found. If you go to Lake Magadi make sure to visit. If you only want to see the site you have...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Peter M
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Dry lakebed exposes ancient tools made 800,000 years ago by our hominid ancestors. Blows your mind! The site is hot so please make sure to wear a hat, sunscreen and bring plenty of water (cold sodas can also be bought).

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Amolo N
Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great place to visit to see bones and tools used by early humans. The drive to the place is almost treacherous...not for the faint of heart :). Good place to disconnect from the grid. The bandas are sufficient for sleep. Wonderful nightly sounds and beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Mary K
Reviewed June 28, 2015

Olorgesailie is fantastic story of humans stepping into the age of technology manufacturing the first stone-tools that are conserved in-situ. In addition the walk around the nature trail is full of stunning landscapes and bones of other ancient animals like the extinct hippo and elephant....More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank rupiNairobi
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