Nakuru, Kenya

Dixon demonstrates how to transform obsidian into stone-age tools.

Dixon demonstrates how to transform obsidian into stone-age tools.

We considered pushing it to do a 125k day today, but after an hour-long morning break we saw a sign for a pre-historic site; so we decided to make this a short day. Kariandusi stone-age site was discovered by Dr. Louis Leakey in 1928 and contains obsidian and lava tools up to a million years old. Today man is still mining diatomite from the same canyon, using more modern tools. Nakuru is a much bigger and boisterous city than we expected. The first hotel we checked out was very nice and had WiFi, but at $60 is too expensive for us. Next, the Anglican guest house would have been perfect, but it was full. We headed back towards town and past some seedy guest houses before finding the Pivot Club and Lodging. At breakfast we met Moses from Kericho who is here for a conference of school headmasters.

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