Sibiloi National park

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Sibiloi National Park best identified as the cradle of mankind lies on the northeastern shore of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. Established in 1973 by the government of Kenya for the protection of wildlife and paleontological sites there, it covers 1570 km² and is internationally known for its fossils.

Located on the wild and rugged shores of Lake Turkana – the cradle of mankind – Sibiloi National Park is home to important archaeological sites including Koobi Fora where the fossil remains have contributed more to the understanding of human evolution than any other site in the continent. The area is characterized by semi-desert habitat and open plains flanked by volcanic formations including Mount Sibiloi, where the remains of a petrified forest can be seen. Sibiloi National Park serves as a stopover for migrant waterfowl and is a major breeding ground for the Nile crocodile.

Terrestrial wildlife includes zebras, Grant gazelles, lions, leopards, stripped hyenas, Beisa Oryx, greater kudu, cheetahs and northern topi among others. A total of over 350 species of aquatic and terrestrial bird have been recorded in Lake Turkana. Sibiloi National Park is surrounded by the Turkana, the Gabra and the Dassanach who are communities with very rich and unpolluted traditional cultures.

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The most famous remains from Sibiloi National Park are the Australopithecus and early homo fossils. These have been moved to Nairobi, but fossil non-humanoids are on display in the museum.

Sibiloi National park is a great wilderness experience site to visit for a successful game drive, camping experience alongside birding safari. As it open to be visited all year round. Sibiloi National Park can be accessed through the different road and air transportation.

Some of the attractions and Activities tourists for you.

 Visit to Koobi Fora:

The visit to Koobi Fora the home to archaeological human fossil is a great experience as this site is of great archaeological importance to human life.  This amazing experience is worth remembering. On the great archaeological safari to Koobi Fora.

Game drives:

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The Sibiloi National Park is greatly gifted with lots of wildlife from the big five likes of Buffaloes, elephants, giraffes to the reptiles and amphibians amongst others these that are to give our tourists a great opportunity to have a lovely memorable game drive experience.

Bird watching:

 Numerous birds are spotted around this great area as Lake Turkana is habitant to birds like Flamingoes, Kingfishers, and lots of African fish eagles, shoe bills, Herons amongst different sunny birds are recorded around here.

Visit Lake Turkana

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The lake has a lot of aquatic wildlife more so it is greatly influences wildlife around it such as Nile crocodiles are found in great abundance on the flats. The rocky shores are home to scorpions and carpet vipers.

Camping ground available for those who want to count stars and watch the moon move till morning.

There are more other most thrilling activities available to accumulate and beautifully quench your travel thirst too limitlessly. With the best tour operator in the region www.jewelsafaris.com, just contact us via our inbox info@jewelsafaris.com and we shall fix your travel plans on a Kenyan safari in east Africa. Let’s explore the remarkable Kenya together with the best tour operator. That personalizes your travel thirst then avails you with exactly that quenches the one you got.

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