Kenya Rock Art Gallery

Rock art is distributed widely throughout Kenya, although historically rock art research has not been as extensive as in neighbouring countries such as Tanzania. Some of Kenya’s various rock art traditions are attributed to or associated with the ancestors of modern regional cultural groups, and as such sites sometimes retain local religious importance. Both painted and engraved imagery tends towards the symbolic and geometric, with occasional depictions of schematic animals and people. It must be noted that there are still probably many Kenyan rock art sites which have not yet become known outside of their local communities, if they are known at all.