Located along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway to the west of River Gilgil, Kariandusi is one of the most famous prehistoric sites in East Africa. Discovered in 1928 by Dr. Louis Leakey, the museum is managed by National Museums of Kenya today.
The Museum is an excellent spot for evolution enthusiasts and family and school visits, as it portrays a vast array of stone tools used by early man. The Museum is amongst the first discoveries of Lower Paleolithic sites in East Africa. It is possibly the first Acheulean site to have been found in Situ in East Africa. Hundreds of Bolas and Acheulean hand axes and stone artifacts have been unearthed here.
Apart from the rich history and tools kept here, Kariandusi offers an excellent landscape with beautiful views of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Elementaita.