“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.





The IMAX Candy Bar





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


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.


We are never lost. Just led a different way.


Mombasa rd.- Athi River/Kitengela Junction



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



There are horses in the Ostrich Farm


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Activites at the Ostrich Farm




The Bar Area







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


The Dining Area


Ostrich egg curio designs for decor


For lunch, we enjoyed our favorite meal; UGALI


Just chillin’ like villains 😀


The Maasai Ostrich




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









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


“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


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


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

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Weekly Photo Challenge | The World Through Your Eyes


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.





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


Time: 1745hrs

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Destination: Wangari Maathai Auditorium, Alliance Française

Kenya Diggit! has a goal of sharing with you how beautiful Kenya is and how amazing and talented Kenyans are. That is why on Sunday 16th of June, we attended an afternoon concert dubbed Tales and Stories 2 at the Alliance Française in the city of Nairobi. There, heartwarming stories were told, spoken word was recited in attitude and calmness and songs and dances were performed. It was a wonderful event, and not only was it well executed, but it was organized and performed by young Kenyans. There was also a guest stroryteller, Kristin Perdemonti (USA). If you want to know more about her, check out her webpage at storytellerkp.com.

Charges: Advance: Kes. 400

                   At Gate:    Kes. 500 [$5.83 at the time this post was written]

We must say, the event was affordable and worth every single shilling! We took some photographs and we hope that you enjoy them. Also, we have a surprise for you at the end of this post. So, stay tuned!





Si Ni Sisi Dancers


Ogutu Muraya, Storyteller & Thespian



Haimanot ‘Haimie’ Armide, Singer & Songwriter


Elisha and Haimie, Singers


Safina, Storyteller


Si Ni Sisi Dancers


Kristin Perdemonti, Storyteller


Leonida, Swahili Storyteller


Abu Sense, Spoken Word Artist


The Cast of Tales & Stories (II)

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So we prepared an easy peezy vlog from the concert 😀 We hope you like it and don’t forget to subscribe!

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Nairobi Arts & Literary Culture at Tales and Stories (II)


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


Time:             0800hrs

Location:      Nairobi, Kenya

Destination: Nairobi National Park

Coordinates: 1.3733° S, 36.8589° E

It was a beautiful Saturday morning that the Kenya Diggit! team embarked on the only national park in the world that is located in a capital city. The park is located only 7 km from Nairobi city. We travelled with the young Kenya Diggit! junior team and tested them on their animal kingdom knowledge.


A Lioness Protecting her cub


An Ostrich striding across the Park

The park has a large and diverse wildlife population.Species found in the park include African buffalo, baboon, black rhinoceros, Burchell’s zebra, cheetah,Coke’s hartebeest, Grant’s gazelle, hippopotamus, leopard, lion, Thomson’s gazelle, eland, impala, Masai giraffe, ostrich, vulture, and waterbuck. [Ref: kws.org]Image

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A Lioness, her Cub & an Ostrich at Nairobi National Park