Kariandusi Museum

3.9130 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
  • Address: Highway Building, Nairobi-Nakuru Road, Kenya
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +254-203742741
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site

Overview of Kariandusi Museum

The Kariandusi Museum is a place which houses the findings of the Kariandusi archaeological site. The archeological site presents many fascinating geology facts. It is a prehistoric site that dates back to the stone age era, about a million years ago. The site was first discovered in 1928 during an expedition by Louis Leaky. Many handaxes belonging to the early stone age in Africa were found at the site. The museum is built near to the prehistoric site and has a stairway which leads to the spot where the axes were found. The museum does not just hold findings from the Kariandusi archaeological site but also caters towards other historical sites. These fascinating findings are responsible to attract tourists to the museum.

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  • Kariandusi Museum Address: Highway Building, Nairobi-Nakuru Road, Kenya
  • Kariandusi Museum Contact Number: +254-203742741
  • Kariandusi Museum Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Kariandusi Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Nakuru include Kariandusi Museum in their plan

  • 62.86% of people start their Kariandusi Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kariandusi Museum

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kariandusi Museum

People normally club together Sarova Lion Hill Lodge and Lake Nakuru National Park while planning their visit to Kariandusi Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Kariandusi Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • Last time I was here I was 12. I was so impressed by the place I came visiting again years later. This if you have any interest in the beginnings of mankind, then this is a must see. The simplicity of the place and the amount of prehistoric tools found here just makes it crazy not to visit even if for just a moment. And see how your ancestors did business in this planet Earth. I plan to take my sons there as soon as I get a chance.

  • It was a random stopover at the place. Very welcoming staff and informed guides. The tour was well worth it. They charge 100Ksh for Kenyan adult citizens. Really glad I went.

  • Interesting stories about stones and early man. The guide was quite informed and we learnt a lot.

  • One of the smallest museums of Kenya, Kariandusi is a must visit if you are in the area. For locals, it's quite affordable yet very informative. I just had a crash course in early man, geography, climatology, botany and diatomite(thank you Dickson). The area has picnic spots and camping area. For camping, come with a goat, learn how to make stone axes, make them and slaughter and cut the goat using them. Have bonfire while enjoying your meal. Carry your own music and DJ. The place gets windy and cold at night, prepare for that too. Otherwise it's a package deal should you be around elementaita. Also have time, you can visit some few neighbouring sites

  • There are real examples of tools used during the Old stone age period

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