Location of Sibiloi National Park

 

sibiloi turkanaAre you tired of a routine and traditional Kenya safari to many of the pronounced Kenya wildlife safari parks? Well, you don’t have to give up on the entire idea of visiting Kenya because trust there more safari Kenya adventure places you haven’t been at yet. Located in the northern frontier of Kenya, Sibiloi National Park is one of Kenya’s remotest national parks that lies long geographical co-ordinates of 03005738’ N 36020’33’E. Sibiloi National Park encompasses the eastern shores of Lake Turkana near the Ethiopian border and it spans to cover about 1570 square kilometres. Sibiloi National Park, is part of the larger Turkana conservation area which comprises of the South Island and Central Island National Parks
An adventurous Kenya safari in Sibiloi is best suitable for those that are looking for new Kenya wildlife safari adventure frontiers to complement the traditional Kenya safari tour circuit. If you are looking for a Kenya safari experience to a place that isn’t frequented by many Kenya wildlife safaris enthusiasts then I would recommend you make a Kenya safari tours to this park.
The land is beautiful in its way even though it is so very dry. It is a wilderness made up of the lakeshore, savannah, volcanic terrain and riverine forest. Lake Turkana is the biggest of the Rift Valley Soda Lakes – its enormous proportions and striking colour has led it to be called the Jade Sea. The lake is located in the far northern frontier of Kenya and is just less than 270 km long.
This park alone has played a crucial role in understanding human evolution more than any other place on the planet given the recently found fossil sites that were discovered within this place and that played an important role in gazetting the park in order to protect these massive pre-historical fossil sites.

Sibiloi the cradle land of mankind

sibilio cradle of mankindIf you’re an archaeological fun, then a Kenya safari to Sibiloi comes in handy as this park is an important centre of archaeological, paleontological and geological interest given the fact that movements of the earth, human origins and mammalian evolution over the last 4 million years have been documented and studied at many sites in these sites. Over the last 30 years, a Petrified Forest has been discovered and thousands of fossils brought to light, including more than 300 hominid specimens plus the remains of a giant Crocodile, Tortoise and Elephant. Dr Richard Leakey unearthed an ancient skull of an early human at this site and since then Sibiloi and the Turkana Basin have been the centre of scientific study and research. Since many east Africa has for long been considered as the birthplace of mankind as we know him given the fact that the earliest human skull was excavated in east Africa specifically in Ngorongoro crater region which can be visited on a Tanzania safari to Ngorongoro Conservation Park. Besides Ngorongoro being a centre for archaeology, it’s also a perfect Tanzania safari tour destination if you fancy encounters with several of Africa’s big five game which include lions, African bush elephants, cape buffaloes and rhinos on top of other incredibly beautiful wild mammals such as zebras, giraffes, gazelles, wild dogs, golden cats. Ngorongoro Conservation Park is part of Tanzania’s northern tourism circuit which gives you an opportunity to visit several other Tanzania safaris destinations such as Lake Manyara National ParkTarangire National ParkNgorongoro Conservation Park and Serengeti National Park.

Sibiloi-National-Park elephantsIn terms of biodiversity, Sibilio will surprise you because on arrival to Sibiloi you can easily be marshalled into a belief that there is no life here as the place is extremely hot and arid, for many living things to make it their home, however on a close look you won’t believe your eyes when you find this place to a home to a range of wildlife that is astounding in its own right. Animals that can live in arid conditions, such as Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk and greater Kudu, are present in the park. Other species include a comprehensive range of predators namely Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Striped and Spotted Hyena, Jackal and Caracal and the Nile crocodiles which can be encountered when you visit the central island. This Kenya safari encounters can easily be related to a more traditional safari in Kenya to any of the numerous such as Masai Mara National ReserveNairobi National ParkLake Nakuru National ParkTsavo East National ParkAberdares National Park and Amboseli National Park which are known to given you amazing sighting of wildlife sightings. Since east Africa shares the savanna plains, you can still enjoy an Africa wildlife safari experience in Uganda that’s completely similar to that of Kenya or Tanzania when you make  a Uganda wildlife safari to Uganda safari destinations such as Lake Mburo National Park Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park and Murchison Falls National Park Uganda
  Uganda tour still gives more than just traditional savanna wildlife encounters as Uganda is home to the incredible mountain gorillas. Many of the Africa safari adventurers who visit Uganda usually ensure to make to have a Uganda gorilla safari experience as they visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and  Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.   A gorilla safari Uganda to any of these puts you in the right place to have a fascinating encounter with any of the 19 gorilla families are found here. However , Gorilla trekking isn’t only done in Uganda but also in Congo and Rwanda. A Rwanda gorilla safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park which is home to 10 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you a fantastic Rwanda gorilla tour experience. A Congo gorilla safari experience, on the other hand, takes you either Virunga National Park where you have a chance to encounter Mountain gorillas as this park is home to 8 gorilla families or Kahuzi Biega National Park where you will be in for a thrilling moment with the eastern lowland gorillas

Over 300 birds call this place their home

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Sibilio has a prolific birdlife with more than 300 species recorded around Lake Turkana. This number is increased during the summer months when migrant species arrive. The alkaline lake is not suitable for many species, but Flamingos and Pelicans love the algae in the water and the salty environment. A variety of water birds including African Skimmers, Herons and Gulls can be spotted on the shoreline and the park is also home to local species such as the Crested Lark and Heuglin’s Bustard. Although a birding safari here is quite fascinating, it can’t beat a Uganda birding safari in any to any of the numerous birding safari destinations in Uganda such as Semuliki National Park UgandaQueen Elizabeth National ParkKidpeo Valley National Park and Kibale Forest National Park Uganda is a totally unique experience that gives you an opportunity to encounter several of the 1070 bird species that call Dear Uganda home. This makes Uganda home to over 50% of all the bird species that are found on the African continent.

Is visiting Sibiloi possible?

Would you like to visit Sibiloi or any other Africa safari destination in East Africa? Prime safaris and tours is your number one choice for a local tour operator to organize for you such an Africa safari adventure to Uganda. Prime Safaris & Tours is a highly rated local tour and travel company given the diverse packages offered in Uganda, Rwanda Congo Tanzania and Kenya. Some of  the safari packages organized by Prime safaris include short Uganda wildlife tours / short Uganda gorilla toursshort Rwanda gorilla safaris short Congo gorilla safaris, short Kenya safarisshort Kenya wildlife safarisshort Tanzania safarislong Uganda wildlife safarislong Uganda gorilla safaris, long Rwanda gorilla safarislong Kenya safaris / long Kenya wildlife safaris, long Tanzania safaris.

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