This region has been habitated by humans for at least 500,000. At nearby Olorgasalie, fossil evidence has shown that this was the site of intensive activity by early man. For more details, see the Specialist Safari .
Magadi lies at the heart of Maasai land. This area is surrounded by many Maasai settlements and grazing lands, both here and across the border in Tanzania.
For more information on Maasai culture, see Related Links above.
Many people pass by Magadi as part of a trek through Maasai land, often descending the Nguruman Escarpment from Maasai Mara or the Loita Hills. This is the perfect way to experience Maasai culture at its best, on foot and visiting manyattas and meeting herdsmen along the way.