Sibiloi National Park

Sibiloi National Park lies on the northeastern shore of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya and it was established in 1973 by the government of Kenya basically for the protection of wildlife and the most significant paleontological and archeological sites on the planet.

The Park was made a UNESCO-designated world heritage site in 1997 and it covers an area of 1570 square kilometers and is internationally known for its fossils. The park was named for Mount Sibiloi in view at Alia Bay on the south perimeter.

Near the Park are the headquarters of the Kenya Wildlife Service (the administering authority), camping and short-stay facilities for visitors, and the Koobi Fora Museum. Koobi Fora Spit and the facilities of the Koobi Fora research Center are situated to the north but are accessible through guided tours.

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

The Park is more of museums than any other thing where you will get to learn about many interesting stories about Kenya through its paleontological sites however, wildlife lovers are also highly recommended to visit the Park such that after visiting the various museums there, you can experience and view a variety of the Park’s wildlife such as; hippos, Oryx, reticulated giraffes, Grant’s gazelles, greater Kudus, Topis, and Nile crocodiles though much of them can most be viewed on the North and South plus the central of Lake Turkana.

The Park also creates high chances for visitors to go for birding safaris in the Northern frontier of which the Park has been recorded to boost over 350 avi-fauna species including; flamingos, skimmers, herons, pelicans among other species.