November 20, 2011
Every one knows about the Tsavo lions and all its archaeological Tsavo lions remains which are now exhibited at the …. Museum in the USA.  On the other hand the as the word safari points out to be a journey in other words Africa and all is safaris would be known as the cradle of all safaris in the world just as the  archaeological safaris which brought light as result of the great discoveries in East Africa  which is also called the cradle of mankind.

Just before independence many African countries were a home to a number of different wild animals. Little was known about its archaeological safaris in Africa. All what was known about the African Safaris was its famous for its big game hunting which was revered by the royal and the rich from Europe Asia and as far as Far East. With different voyages made by the Portuguese and many other explores, Africa the “Dark Continent” as its known to many was just a stop over to get the raw material for the finished products back in Europe which needed for its industrial revolution.

As time went by, many more people who had ventured in the continent not for any archaeological safaris during that time amazingly found it pleasant. Was this the onset of the archaeological safaris in the continent? Could it have paved the way for the archaeological safaris in Africa?  Well Scientist, engineers, merchants, teachers, missionaries were sent to explore the continent and many of those safaris as they might have been ended up into many discoveries and mapping of many of the many geographical features which aided in the abolition of the slave trade and as a mile stone to the establishment of the gaining of independence of many African states.

While there was still a lot of archaeological safaris exploration to be made, many Europeans who had come for an Africa safari settled and established their homes in different parts of the continent. The most famous archaeological safari in Africa and the world at large was spearheaded with the famous archeology Louis and Mary Leaky. The most recent archaeological safaris to attract palaeoanthropologists from different parts of the world is lake Turkana which for formally known as Lake Rudolf in the north western part of Kenya, where Dr Richard Leakey has made some ground breaking achievements in archaeological sites and discoveries and people who envision themselves to wanting to make an archaeological safari are just a stone thow away to some spectacular finds which date way back to the ‘1470 Man’.

Yet another archaeological safari was the famous Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania.. This is non other than the safari which the archaeological safari site  1959 Dr Louis Leakey discovered the skull of Zinjanthropus or “nutcracker man” believed to have lived 1.75 million years ago. who wouldn't want to visit such a famous place while you are visiting one of the largest animal migration in the  world. The Serengeti wildebeest is just one spectacular natural and annual animal event which is just too good for anyone on safari in Africa as well.

Many people and explorers, scientist and even people who go on an African safari will always have an archaeological safari while they are in the safari in Africa as well. With many archaeological safaris being organized in different parts of Africa, many people have come to enjoy a fully rounded safari which is not only for pleasure and relaxation but a benchmark of a great African safari to remember as well.   While many of the archaeological safaris have different time frame, duration of one to two weeks, the archaeological safaris would be geared to take you in many African and Kenya pre history and archaeological sites from the tip of Africa till the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.

With the diversity of flora and fauna, many of the archaeological safaris are complemented with the rich monuments available in different parts of many of the cities or around the archaeological sites as well. On the other hand, the archaeological safaris are crowned by visits to the different museums available in the country. While many of the African safaris take you for pleasure and for the animal adventure as they are in their protected natural habitat, you find that t the same time since many of the archaeological remains and sites are well preserved and protected, many people who come for archaeological safaris also visit the PALAENTOLOGY department in the National Museums of Kenya.

This safari is as important as any other African safari as it has all the findings of different archaeological sites and archaeological discoveries, documentations and hominid fossils which are just a must visit while you are in this part of the world as to make the historical safaris in Africa as well.

For many people who just come for the mare sake of a safari in Africa, the archaeological safaris is well rounded such that it gives you both pleasure and brings you closer to nature and your well being as well. The pre historical African safari a blend of early human race dating back in time, with a combination of all the wild animals birds life in their natural habitat both extinct and endangered species as well and the modern man from early stone age to this sophisticated man made century.
With an abundance of flora and fauna, there are always many off site natural wonders as people speed up to the archaeological safari sites and there are always dense Kenya wildlife parks for the best African safari you can ever get or dream of, game sanctuaries with eye catching views just from close proximity in your hotel or window inside the national parks and, a superb visit to the animal orphanages just within the city. Cultural centers boost your moral as you truly see and get entertained both with your eyes and with your ears as well. With a lot of information taking place about the African safari and African safaris, the archaeological safaris  do help those on the safari as well to share the archaeological information  which is a win win situation.
A day trip should be made from Nairobi to the Olorgesaille Site, also discovered by the late Dr Louis and Mrs. Leakey, approximately 25 miles from Nairobi. The site is unique for the very large number of hand axes and other tools which have been found.


  1. My entire family knows how crazy I am about Africa and safaris especially for Cheetahs. I am simply in love and obsessed about this creature and this blog is just wonderful for me.