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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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.

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A Lioness Protecting her cub

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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

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