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:
- Ride an Ostrich: 500 Shillings ($5, 4 Euros, 3 pounds)
- Tour of Ostrich Farm: 300 Shillings ($3, 2.25 Euros, 2 British Pounds)
- 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.
To contact the people at the Maasai Ostrich Farm, dial;
Telephone no.: 254-20 316696/ 254 722 796777