Kenya - The cradle of mankind
KENYA - THE CRADLE OF MANKIND
Kenya is recognised as The Cradle of Mankind as it is the site at which Dr Richard Leakey discovered the bones of human beings dating back to the beginning of mankind's existence. These bones were found on Kenya's Lake Turkana coastline, at Koobi Fora, now the territory of the nomadic tribe of Gabbra. Kariandusi and Ololgesailie are other sites that have become known for their historical and archaeological wealth.
Kenyan Archeological sites
Other Kenya historical tour and safari hotspot areas that remains and tools (adze) of the human ancestry have been found include Kariandusi and Ololgesailie, archeological sites. All early ancestry artifacts are collected and displayed at National Museum at Nairobi. These archeological sites are also developed into Kenya historical tour tourist attractions.
The slave caves of Shimoni; routes of the slave trade
Other caves at Shimoni have been used as stockade for slaves in transit to major markets in Zanzibar for onward transmission to South America & Europe. These are especially favoured by in the itineraries of Kenya historical tours and safaris.
Mau Mau freedom war and landmarks
Recent colonial war between the Mau Mau freedom fighters is also evident. Bombings of the Mau Mau that created lakes can be seen at Aberdares forest and Buffalo Springs Reserve. Accommodation for Kenya historical tourists is arranged in towns closest to such sites.
Where to find the fossils and historical evidence
Nairobi National Museum
The National Museums of Kenya and Kenya National archives have impressive collections of the fossils, artifacts and insignia of the different historical eras in the region. They can be seen in the many local museums like the Fort Jesus, Nairobi Museum, Kitale, Kisumu, and rock paintings in Mt. Elgon, Malaba and Mfangano Island and many other Kenya Historical tours archeological sites.