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Sibiloi National Park

Background Information
Sibiloi National Park covers 1570 Km2 of wilderness scenic landscape on the shores of Lake Turkana. The park was partially established through the initiative of National Museums of Kenya to protect unique prehistoric and archeological sites some of which are linked to the origin of man.

The fossils include a crocodile Euthecodon brumpti, giant tortoile Petusios broadleyi, elephant Elephas recki and the petrified forest.

The terrain is lake shore, dry semi desert bush and near desert country. The park is waterless apart from the alkaline waters of the lake.

HOW TO GET THERE

Roads:
800 km from Nairobi - via Lodwar or Marsabit.

Airstrips:
2 airstrips, Park Hqs and Koobi Fora

Park Roads:
Good network of roads

Park Gates:
One gate

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Origins of Man: Koobi Fora Museum & Research Base
  • Thousands of Fossils including Giant Tortoise, Behemoth, 45ft long Crocodile
  • Lake Turkana Scenery
  • Birdwatching: Flamingoes, Pellicans, Ducks
  • Shoreline Game viewing: Hippo, Crocodile, Zebra, Giraffe

FACILITIES

Campsites:
Kambi Turkana; Rocodonia 2; Rocodonia 1; NMK Research Centre.

ACTIVITIES

Archeological safaris, game viewing.

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