Northern Kenya, is certainly one of East Africa's
best-kept secrets. Mostly arid semi desert,
commiphora woodland is prevalent. Euphorbia and
stunning pink flowers of the desert rose stand out
amongst the dark sandstone outcrops. Dry sand rivers
lined with shady thorn trees intersect the
landscape. Lake Turkana is undoubtedly the most
striking feature of this region; algae-inspired
shades of green give the lake its name “The Jade
Sea”. Lake Turkana is one the largest alkaline
lake in the world.
Sibiloi was declared a National Park by the
government of Kenya in 1973. This was undertaken
primarily to ensure the long-term protection of the
fossil sites in the area but also to
conserve the rare fauna
and flora endemic to area. This wildlife
includes rare dry country large mammals such as
Grevy zebra, gerenuk and oryx.
Sibiloi National Park and Lake Turkana lies at an
approximate altitude of
375 meters (1246 feet) above sea level.
The lakeshore provides important refuge to
increasingly threatened crocodile and soft-shelled
turtle populations, and serves as an important
breeding ground for crocodiles, many different fish
species and water birds. The combination of wildlife
and prehistory makes Sibiloi National Park unique in
East Africa and has been recognized as a
World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The National
Park is administered under Kenya Wildlife Service,
which falls under the Ministry of the Environment
and Natural Resources.
We hope you enjoy this Sibiloi.com and are inspired to
visit this stunning part of the world!
Sibiloi National Park is
home to the world-famous Koobi Fora region, which
contains some of the most important paleontological
and archaeological sites in the world, as well as
stunningly beautiful and interesting wildlife areas
found here. Sibiloi is a must-see! We welcome you
for a visit to the "Cradle of Mankind."
Sibiloi National Park