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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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 🙂

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Back From the Road: Short Summary

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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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Time: 0715  hrs

Location: Kirinyaga, Central Kenya

Destination: Castle Forest Lodge

Coordinates: S 00° 22.862′ E 37° 18.648′

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Camping at The Castle to the Foot of the Mountain

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Time:                1113hrs

Location:       Bogan Gate, Magadi Rd., Nairobi, Kenya

Destination: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

On 4th May 2013, the Kenya Diggit! team headed down Magadi Road towards the haven of orphaned and injured Elephants and Rhinos. This was The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. We saw a herd of young African elephants which were being sheltered by the kind humans at the trust.

It was a beautiful site as we arrived when they were being fed and having their ‘sunscreen’ applied. Did you know that the elephants are fed after every three hours? They also roll in mud so as to protect their skin from the strong rays of the African sun. The staff at the trust also help apply sunscreen the young elephants by pouring  mud on them.

The staff also explain what each of the orphaned elephants went through before they were brought into the shelter. Most of the young elephants had their parents poached. Poaching is a big problem facing Kenyan wildlife.

For example, Seven rhinos were killed in different conservancies Kenya on the last week of May 2013.

The work being done at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is amazing and we think everyone who sees this should get on board with protecting our wildlife and natural resources. Check out their website and see how you can participate  in protecting our elephants and rhinos at sheldrickwildlifetrust.org.

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As Cool as African Elephants at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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