“It’s not what a movie is about, it’s how it is about it.”
―Roger Ebert

So some weeks back, the Kenya Diggit! team went to watch the super hyped movie: Man of Steel. We will not be reviewing the movie because… how can we say this… we didn’t like it. And if you wanted a review, there you go. So, we posted a snippet of this post a while back and we thought, why not share the IMAX awesome.

We have traveled a bit, and we’ve had several people ask us whether we have access to movie theatres in Kenya. Yes, I know! I thought to answer that question by sharing the following photos. A huge KD shout-out to the friendly Security team at IMAX Kenya for allowing us to take photos.

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The IMAX Candy Bar

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So what is IMAX? The correct definition of IMAX is: a motion picture film format and a set of proprietary cinema projection standards which was created by the Canadian company IMAX Corporation. But for most Kenyans, we can just go with the 3D movie theatre in the CBD [currently].

It can hold 255 Homo sapiens and has a screen that is 17 by 9 metres (slightly over 55 feet wide). Though not the biggest IMAX theatre in the world, it is an improvement from what we had before. The audience has the choice to watch movies in both 2D & 3D.

If you want to pass time, go out with some friends or just watch a movie, head on to IMAX Kenya.

To watch a movie at IMAX Kenya, the movie theatre is located on Mama Ngina Street, 20th Century Plaza, Nairobi CBD.

To contact them for a movie booking, call: 0737558785, 0737558802, 0702028506.

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Eyes on the Price at IMAX Kenya

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Time: 1213hrs

Location: Kitengela , Kajiado County

Destination: Maasai Ostrich Farm

Coordinates: 1.5167 36.8500 [Kitengela]

His imagination resembled the wings of an ostrich. It enabled him to run, though not to soar.
Thomas Babington Macaulay

The Kenya Diggit! team headed out to Kitengela. Can we tell you the truth? We were not even supposed to be driving towards Kitengela. We lost direction and decided to look for something cool around, instead of going back to traffic. So we landed at Maasai Ostrich Farm which is around 37km from Nairobi. The farm lies on a huge tract of land which is around 200 acres.

At the Farm, there are two types of ostriches: the Maasai ostrich and the Somali ostrich. The Maasai ostrich has streaks of red feathers while the Somali ostrich (which we will show you) has strips of blue feathers.

Visitors of the Maasai Ostrich farm have several options to experience the Ostrich:

  1.  Ride an Ostrich: 500 Shillings ($5, 4 Euros, 3 pounds)
  2. Tour of Ostrich Farm: 300 Shillings ($3, 2.25 Euros, 2 British Pounds)
  3. Ostrich Platter:

1/2 kg (1.1 lbs) for 2,380 Kenyan Shillings

1 kg (2.2 lbs) for 4,750 Kenyan Shillings

Here is our mini gallery of our impromptu trip to the Maasai Ostrich Farm.

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We are never lost. Just led a different way.

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Mombasa rd.- Athi River/Kitengela Junction

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Some few metres away from the farm, we saw this picturesque scene of the Athi Plains

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There are horses in the Ostrich Farm

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Activites at the Ostrich Farm

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The Bar Area

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Bird watchers should visit the Ostrich Farm to see different species of birds on the Athi Plains

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The Dining Area

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Ostrich egg curio designs for decor

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For lunch, we enjoyed our favorite meal; UGALI

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Just chillin’ like villains 😀

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The Maasai Ostrich

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To contact the people at the Maasai Ostrich Farm, dial;

Telephone no.: 254-20 316696/ 254 722 796777

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Head Above Ground at the Maasai Ostrich Farm

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For the next 7 weeks, Kenya Diggit! team will be working on a ‘heavyweight’ project which will have our hat full of busy tricks. But you know what? We love your funky faces! We appreciate your feedback & love. We will be posting regular posts up in here of different places that we’ll be at, amazing Kenyans we’ll be meeting & funky ma-things! So here is something Sheba took after work.

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On Our Feet: Kenya Diggit! at Work

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At Kenya Diggit! We love Ugali!

Known as ugali in Kenya and Tanzania, this starchy, polenta-like side dish goes by different names in sub-Saharan Africa. In Malawi and Zambia it is called nsimaor nshima. The South African name for it is pap ormealie pap. Zimbabweans call it sadza.  Ugali (also sometimes called sima or sembe) is a dish of maize flour (cornmeal) cooked with water to a porridge- or dough-like consistency.

White cornmeal is the most commonly used grain for ugali. But you can substitute sorghum, millet or coarse cassava flour or even hominy grits. More or less water can be added to achieve the consistency you prefer. Stir in a little butter if you like for a richer flavor.

Ugali is easy to make so we at Kenya Diggit! thought to share a simple defined How-to with you 🙂

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Happy July! From our last post, we told you that the Kenya Diggit! team went for a road-trip. Now we are back home! We can’t wait to share with you the awesomeness that we encountered, and spread the travel bug that Kenya’s roads infected us with 🙂

Tune in! Oh! And don’t forget to subscribe on our Kenya Diggit! Youtube channel for this week’s vlogs. So much in store!

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Back From the Road: Short Summary

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On the Road!

So the Kenya Diggit! team are on the road for the next four days! We are excited to bring you more vlogs and posts right after our journey. We will be posting our first activity of our trip for Funky Funkie Friday because we love your funky faces 😀 Next week, we will have amazing photos and vlogs from the road. Tune in!

Also, a huge hello to the people at Kenya Buzz & all the awesome Homo sapiens we met at Broadcast & Film, Music Africa 2013 on Wednesday 26th- Thursday 27th June 2013.

Maupendo,

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“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. ” ― Michael Crichton

Last week the Kenya Diggit! team visited the Kenya National Archives, which is situated at the edge of the central business district
in downtown Nairobi. The archives were established by an Act of the Parliament of Kenya in 1965 and holds over 40,000 volumes of information.
The Kenya National Archives building houses the Murumbi Gallery on the ground floor, which contains African artifacts that were collected in the 19th century.It was named after the late Joseph Zuzarte Murumbi who was Kenya’s Second vice president. He was also an avid art collector who left behind over 50,000 books and sheaves of official correspondence.

The Kenya National Archives has set up a library containing some of the 8,000 “rare books” , published before 1900! It is currently the largest Pan-African art gallery in Africa and it contains ancient art collections from different regions and communities of Africa. The collection is basically an African cultural tour.

In the archives, you can find out information on different great honorary Kenyan heroes such as the late Tom Mboya, the
first president of Kenya Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and the late environmental and political activist, Wangari Maathai.

The archives also shelter Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s functions seat [which we got to touch!] and has a list of Kenya’s list of
national leaders.
Are you a stamp collector and would drool over stamps that are over 50 years old? The archives holds them and much more!

The archives are open every MONDAY – FRIDAY at 8.15 a.m. – 4.15 p.m and on SATURDAYS at 8.15 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
It is only closed on Sundays and all public holidays.
Entry charges are very affordable at Kes. 50 for Adults and Kes. 20 for Children for residents and Kes. 200 for
non-residents. If you would like to use their library services, they also charge a membership fee of Kes. 200.

Here are some photographs we took at the historical archives. Oh! We have a surprise for you at the end of the post 😉

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Kenyan History under One Roof: Kenya National Archives

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Today at work, the Kenya Diggit! team was humbled to work alongside a funky someone.

We love our job.

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Weekly Photo Challenge |The World Through Your Eyes

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Visited the Nairobi Archives and thought of this week’s Photo Challenge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge | The World Through Your Eyes

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Time: 1537 hrs

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Destination: Alliance Française, Nairobi

So many people from different parts of the world think that when they go to Africa, all that they will see is poorly developed structures, hungry and sad human beings and war. We would like to inform you that Africa is not only what the media feeds us with. Africa is beautiful people, developing infrastructure and innovative implemented structures and ideas.

Dr. Lydia Waithira Muthuma curated a beautiful, informative and well-done a photo exhibition dubbed ‘Nyrobi: From Swamp to Capital City’. It shows how Nairobi has grown from a papyrus swamp to a modern metropolis. Amazing architecture that exists in Nairobi is exhibited in beautiful photographs, which tells a story of growth, potential and development.

Charges: FREE

Here are some photos that we took of the space and a short vlog that will show that Nairobi is a modern developing city in the amazing continent of Africa.

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Nairobi is amazing and you should come and see our beautiful city if you haven’t. Kind people, improved infrastructure, brewing talent in the air and positive energy. Did you know that the name Nairobi originates from the Maasai word ‘Nakusentelon’ which means ‘The Beginning of Beauty’? Now you know 🙂

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Nyrobi: From City to Swamp Photo Gallery

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