National Museum, Nairobi

Just 10 minutes away west of the city center is this recently refurbished museum which exhibits the Human Origins, Ecology of Kenya, Natural diversity and geology. It is an excellent centre for one who is interested in knowing more about the origins of man and the history of Kenya and East Africa in general. Next to the museum is the National Snake Park where a visitor may see a collection of live Kenya snakes such as the Cobras, Puff adders, Mambas and the Rock python. Others to be found are several species of crocodile found in Africa, tortoises and fish aquaria.




About 300 million years ago, the first reptiles appeared on earth. From them evolved the dinosaurs. In Kenya, dinosaur fossils have been found West of Lake Turkana. They are also found at Tendaguru in Tanzania.


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