A paleoanthropologist safari hosted by the Leakeys
Kenya is home to some of the earliest evidence of Homo-sapiens. For those with an interest in better understanding our evolution as a species, whilst in search of original adventure, we have a most unusual opportunity for our clients to be hosted by Dr Richard and Maeve Leakey, leading paleoanthropologists.
Dr Richard and Dr Maeve Leakey run the Turkana Basin Research Institute in the remote Lake Turkana region of northern Kenya. Accommodation is spartan but what you miss in creature comforts is more than made up in terms of the opportunity to experience, first hand, the significant and fascinating archaeological evidence that has so painstakingly been built up over years.
Given the remote location of the area, one does require a private charter fixed wing or helicopter to access Lake Turkana. For a week expedition into northern Kenya, with 2 nights hosted by the Leakeys at The Turkana basin Institute, and five nights split between luxury lodges
Desert Rose and Sarara, costs start from US$ 10,000/ UK£ 7,000 per person. Privately guided by Ninian Lowis.