Historical Background

Kabarnet Museum

Kabarnet museum opened its doors to the public in 1996 in the former District Commissioner Residence. It has four main public galleries featuring the Rift Valley people, their culture, its environment, indigenous knowledge and science for education.

The main attraction include, the exhibits especially on the culture of the Keiyo / Marakwet, Samburu, Pokot, Nandi and Kipsigis. In addition an overview of the history of the district, from pre-colonial, colonial and post-independence era are on display. While the playground, homesteads and park provides visitors with attractive outdoor scenes.

Kabarnet’s location is in close proximity to various attractive scenes, which include Lake Bogoria, Baringo and the Tugen hills.


Other attractions include Paleontological, archaeological and ethnographic sites in the district,
such as the Chesowanja, Tabarin, Kipsaraman and Sirikwa holes near Moiben. Kerio Game Reserve Park and Flourspar Mining Company, which are not far from Kabarnet, are some of the beautiful sceneries one would not wish to miss while in Kabarnet.



Geographical Location

Kabarnet museum is located in Kabarnet town, Baringo District in Rift Valley province some 265-km northwest of Nairobi. Kabarnet Museum falls within Grid Reference 056 547 on the 1:50,000 sheet 104/1 Kipkabus.

for more information contact
Kabarnet Museum
P.O.Box 419, Kabarnet.
Tel: 053- 21221