Stepping back in time in Hominid Footprints
Hominid footprints found close to the southern shores of Lake Natron were discovered in 2006 and dated as being 120,000 years old. Several individuals and a variety of wild animals walked along the lake shore leaving clearly identifiable tracks in the mud. The well preserved prints were exposed after a protective layer of sediment was pealed away.
A visit to these prints adds an interesting perspective to a day exploring the lakeshore near the Engaresero River. Getting to the prints takes about one hour from Lengai Camp and combines well with a visit to the lake or to the Engaresero waterfalls.