Located within Nakuru town, Hyrax Hill Museum depicts the lifestyle of seasonal settlement by prehistoric people at least 3,000 years old. The Museum is a former farmhouse ceded to the monument in 1965, by the Late Mr. A. Selfe. A small museum was opened here where artifacts from the Hyrax Hill site and other sites in the Central Rift Valley are displayed.

Numerous sites around the hill belong to different time periods with the earliest finds dating back to the Neolithic period. There is evidence in the form beach sands that a fresh water Lake once extended right to the base of the hill; turning the hill into a peninsular or even an island. The mighty prehistoric lake is believed to have covered the valley from Nakuru to Lake Elementaita about 8,500 years ago. Traces of it have been found at Hyrax Hill, the Wakumi Burial Site, Gambles cave and amongst other places.

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Ken Chege

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4/ 5

This is a beautiful prehistoric site located in Nakuru country 10 minutes from the town center. It is the ideal place to take the family during the weekends or for school trips. The entrance fee is KES500 for adults and KES100 for kids. When you get to the site, you first notice the picturesque view of Lake Nakuru from the hilltop. Every time I go there, it blows me away. There are several activities to take part in including hiking on a beautiful nature trail, camping, and exploring the artifacts in the museum. I especially like the nature trail up the hill. This is a great activity for team building. I also like that the museum is in a bungalow as compared to the other museums which are usually huge. This one feels homey. If you are in Nakuru, you should make a point of visiting this place.

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