Koobi Fora Museum Entrance Fees

This post covers Koobi Fora Museum Entrance Fees. Lying on the eastern shores of Lake Turkana, Koobi Fora is one of the world’s leading pre-historic sites for the study of the evolution of humankind. The term Koobi Fora means a place of the Commiphora and the source of myrrh, which is a common plant in this hot and arid area.

The Koobi Fora Museum and Research Station is housed in Sibiloi National Park. Established in 1973 by the government of Kenya for the protection of wildlife and palaeontology sites, it covers 1,570 km2 and is internationally known for its fossils. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 as part of Lake Turkana National Parks.

Koobi Fora Museum

Northern Kenya holds an unsurpassed archive of human prehistory. It holds the world’s richest record of human pre-history, the longest and most complete record of human ancestry spanning over 27 million years and a rich fossil heritage stretching back over 100 million years into the dinosaur age. And it’s from this that the county of Marsabit got its name as the ‘’cradle of mankind’’.

This is the largest and most well-documented collection of human-related fossils that exists, is unmatched anywhere in the world, and can only be found at the Koobi Fora Museum and the National Museums of Kenya Headquarters. The museum hosts replicas of the fossils found in the park and also has a collection of photos of the people of Northern Kenya, as well as some of the wildlife that used to inhabit the park before the climate of the area changed.

The fossils include a giant tortoise, a 45-foot-long crocodile, and a giant elephant believed to have lived millions of years ago, with their remains still intact in the exact places they were discovered.

Koobi Fora Museum Entry Fees

Citizen – Kenya Charges
Adult Ksh 100
Below 16 years Ksh 50
Residents – East Africa Charges
Adult Ksh 400
Below 16 years Ksh 200
Non-Residents Charges
Adult  Ksh 500
Below 16 years  Ksh 250

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