Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2006
Size of heritage: 233,600 ha
On the eastern slopes of the Masai escarpment bordering the Great Rift Valley are natural rock shelters, overhanging slabs of sedimentary rocks fragmented by rift faults, whose vertical planes have been used for rock paintings for at least two millennia. The spectacular collection of images from over 150 shelters over 2,336 km2 , many with high artistic value, displays sequences that provide a unique testimony to the changing socio-economic base of the area from hunter-gatherer to agro-pastoralist, and the beliefs and ideas associated with the different societies. Some of the shelters are still considered to have ritual associations with the people who live nearby, reflecting their beliefs, rituals and cosmological traditions.
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Hotels and places to stay
Medium airport - 7 mi (12 km) Arusha Airport
Medium airport - 56 mi (90 km) Kilimanjaro International Airport
Medium airport - 86 mi (139 km) Seronera Airport
Small airport - 90 mi (145 km) Moshi Airport
Small airport - 103 mi (167 km) Amboseli Airport
Medium airport - 107 mi (173 km) Kirawira B Aerodrome
Small airport - 135 mi (218 km) Mara Serena Lodge Airstrip
Medium airport - 141 mi (228 km) Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Large airport - 155 mi (250 km) Mombasa Moi International Airport
Large airport - 265 mi (426 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Homa Bay
- Ol Kalou
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.