Safaris, evening lectures, book launches, children’s activities and more…

Heritage Walking Tour, Saturday 25 February 2018

#Re-livingHistory

This will be an excellent tour, which will see us explore the city’s heritage. We will have a guided walk from the Nairobi National Museum, through Nairobi’s city streets and learn about the history of the architecture of Nairobi’s most prominent buildings, whose history span from the British occupation to the modern era.

Included:

  • Guided walking tour to most of the gazetted city buildings by Martin Wahogo, author of Know Kenya pocket guide book
  • Guide fees

Cost

KMS member:  Ksh 900                 child: Ksh 500

Guest adult: Ksh 1,200                   child: Ksh 600

Payment: Mpesa paybill, business no: 400800, Account no: 6571570019

Bookings: 0724 255 299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

Recommended books retailing at the KMS Shop:

Know Kenya by Martin Wahogo @ Ksh 700

A brief tour of the buildings of Nairobi by Everlyn Wanjiku @ Ksh 1500

Day Outing – Tour of Nairobi Museum Snake Park, Sat 3 Feb 2018

Saturday 3 February 2018

Guided Tour of Nairobi Museum Snake Park

National Museums of Kenya

10.30 am – 12 pm

The Nairobi Snake Park was started in January, 1961 to meet a popular attraction and to provide a research facility on reptiles, and breeding of snakes.

It serves as rescue and rehabilitation centre for reptiles (abandoned, confiscated or legally or illegally collected), as well as dissemination of information to the public. Located at a serene environment with a spacious compound, the Snake Park is an ideal place for relaxation by visitors to enjoy the cool breeze.

Join us and get a rare opportunity to, handle non venomous juvenile pythons, house snakes and tortoise (hatchlings), with the help of a snake expert.

We will also have a guided tour of the snake park and aquarium, and get a chance to learn on how to handle various snakes when you encounter one.

KMS Members – Adult: Ksh 700, Child Ksh 550 (members please carry membership cards)

Guests – Adult Ksh 1000, Child Ksh 700 (includes entry charges to the Snake park for residents)

Payment Options;

Safaricom: Mpesa paybill, Business No: 400800, Account: 6571570019

Airtel Money: 0780 755 231

Bookings: 0724 255 299,078 755 231, 2339158 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

There are limited places available. Make your bookings and payment by Wed 31 Jan

Proceeds made will go towards development of the NMK’s various projects.

Treetops – the Aberdares Park – 10-11 March, 2018

Nyeri – Treetops – the Aberdares Park

10-11 March, 2018

This is a one night trip that covers history of Kenya as well as visit to a national park.

We go to Nyeri and the Salient area of Aberdares Park. The destination, Treetops, is about 180km from Nairobi. Treetops is famous in Kenyan history as the lodge where Princess Elizabeth was staying when King George the Sixth died and she became queen. The lobby has a photographic exhibition of the events centred around 1952. The lodge faces Mt Kenya and has a water hole and a salt lick which is visited by wild animals at night, especially elephant.

Cost:   14,250ksh pp sharing.

Single room supplement 900ksh

Included:  1 FB, walk along the river, tips

Not included:  Transport, park entry

Roads: good tarmac, in the park the usual rough roads

Weather:  cold at night so take a jacket

Payment Options:

Safaricon: MPesa Paybill, Business no – 400800, Account No- 6571570019

Airtel Money – 0780 755 231

 

Bookings:  0724 255 299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

All KMS activities support and promote the National Museums of Kenya

 

Easter Safari – Meru National Park, 30 March – 2 April 2018

Date: Friday, March 30- Monday, April 2

Join us for a Easter weekend trip to the least visited Kenyan National Parks- Meru. Blessed with fourteen rivers, Meru National Park is part of a huge protected wilderness of over 6,000 sq km. It has rivers, grasslands, riverine forests with giant raffia palms, wetlands, and kopjes. Lying below 1,000 metres, Meru is pleasantly hot. The park has plenty of game, including the northern species of Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe.

Enroute to Meru we pass through the beautiful Nyambeni Hills. From here you get a bird’s eye view of the plains east of Isiolo. George and Joy Adamson spent several years in Meru and Kora National Parks. Elsa, the lioness, was released in Meru and her grave along with that of Pippa the leopard are also in Meru. Apart from game viewing, activities will include visiting the Elsa’s illusive grave if we can find it!

A KMS safari is not a safari without a challenge.

Cost: 18,500 Ksh for adults; 16,000 Ksh for children

Included: Food, lodging, guide, tips. Carry a picnic lunch for Friday.

Cost excludes Park entry fees, transportation costs, lunch on Monday.

* Please indicate your transportation status when signing up: if you will be driving, if can take passengers, or if need transportation. Van transportation can be arranged if needed.

Deadline: Until group limit is reached or February 25 at the latest.

For more information/full trip itinerary;

Contact: Mobile: +254 724 – 255 299 or 0780 755 231 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

Tel: 020 – 2339158

All KMS activities help fund various projects of the National Museums of Kenya

 

 

 

Kids Dudu Walk, a short film on dragonflies – Saturday 9 December 2017

Kids Dudu Walk, a short film on dragonflies and behind the scenes tour of the Entomology Department.

Saturday 9 December 2017 – Nairobi National Museum
Insects (dudus) are by far the most diverse group of animals on earth. However they are usually overlooked because they are small. Despite their size, they play a major role in our lives. The Kenya Museum Society has organized a dudu excursion at the Nairobi National Museum, led by Laban Njoroge (Bwana Dudu). This kids’ outing, best for ages 6 -12 years, aims at creating environmental awareness for children from an early age by teaching them the importance of insects and how to appreciate them and enjoy them in nature.
Take advantage of this informative kids’ activity, led by an enthusiastic expert.
For planning purposes, please register (send name/s) and pay in advance
Cost
Member child Ksh 800
Non Member child Ksh 1,000
Age: 6 years and above
Note: pack snacks and / or picnic lunch, drinking water, a notebook and a pen for your child. They should wear comfortable walking shoes.

Bookings: 0724 255 299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org
Payment Options;
Safaricom – MPESA paybill No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019
Airtel Money – 0780 755 231

 

The Giraffe Centre and Bomas of Kenya – Sunday, 17 December 2017

Are you looking for a way to reward your loyal staff this December holiday?
KMS has organized a day outing that will intertwine wildlife, nature and culture.

The first stop will be at The Giraffe Centre, the creation of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W), for an opportunity to come into close contact with the world’s tallest species, the giraffe.  This includes Daisy, one of 10 Rothschild giraffes under their care, which your staff can meet head to head – literally – on the raised platform.
The unique cultural experience of seeing traditional homes, artifacts and dances of various ethnic groups of Kenya at Bomas of Kenya will be the culmination of the tour.
Included / Activities

  • Transport
  • Tea / Soda
  • Entry fees to Giraffe Centre and Bomas of Kenya
  • A short talk at Giraffe Centre to learn how and why they are taking care of this endangered animal
  • Nature walk/hike in the serene trail that goes down to the snaking Gogo River, with an alternate route back to the centre that will pass by the Warthog Den.
  • Guided tour of the traditional homes at Bomas
  • Cultural dances at Bomas

Cost:
Members’ staff: Adult  – Ksh 2,300     Child Ksh 1,900
Non-members’ staff: Adult Ksh 2,500     Child Ksh 2,100
Please register (send name/s of your staff) and pay in advance.
What to bring/wear;  picnic lunch, identification card, notebook, pen, extra drinking water, a hat and a warm fleece. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Booking: 0724 255 299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

Payment Options;
Safaricom – MPESA paybill No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019
Airtel Money – 0780 755 231

Jaza Train to Magadi Safari – December 16-17

A fun train to Magadi. This is an old-fashioned train that chugs along through beautiful scenery; the final descent to the lake is particularly breath-taking.
Magadi Soda Company owns the town. It must be the cleanest and most orderly town in Kenya. The company has an interesting history. If no one can be found to give us a talk, a synopsis of their history will be handed out. Lunch at the Magadi club and overnight at their tented camp. Though the area is stark and arid both the camp and the club have plenty of trees and lawn and the tents are air-conditioned!

Swimming- the club has a large swimming pool and a bar.
Weather- dress light and carry a swimsuit. You can also plunge into the hot springs at the lake.
Game- you will see mostly plains game. At the lake you see flamingos and other water birds.
Carry some drinking water and snacks to enjoy on the train.

Cost – 12,300 pp. sharing     Children 3-12, Ksh 9,800
Included- transport from and to the museum, train, FB at the camp.
Booking and payment by 9 December.

For more information and bookings: 0724 255 299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org
Payment Options;
Safaricom – MPESA paybill No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019
Airtel Money – 0780 755 231

 

Off-peak Mara Safari – 17-19 November, 2017

We have an excellent deal to visit the Masai Mara in the low season. We shall stay at Keekorok Lodge – one of the oldest and still one of the most beautiful lodges in the Mara. The rooms are comfortable, each has a veranda and there is a swimming pool. The main bar and lounge area has an old-world ambience. Beyond the extensive lawns there is a walkway over a wetland leading to a bar strategically placed next to a pool full of hippo. There are several sitting areas along the walkway where you can enjoy sundowners under the stars.
The Mara is renowned for its concentration of game. It is a more attractive and peaceful place in November when the 4WD beasts have left. We shall see all the Big 5 as well lots of plains game. We may even see some wildebeest.
Cost- 20,700ksh pp sharing.
Included- FB for two days
Not included- Park entry, transport
Alternative – Those who do not wish to drive can fly in. The air strip is practically next to the lodge, but then you will hire a vehicle from the lodge for game drives.

No bookings or payment will be accepted after 25 October.
KMS booking policy- All trips must be fully paid for 3 weeks prior to departure.

For bookings, contact us on;
0724 255 299/0780 755 231 / 020 2339158
info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

City Walk: Heritage Tour – Sunday 8 October 2017

#Re-livingHistory
This will be an excellent tour, which will see us explore the city’s heritage. We will have a guided walk from the Nairob national Museum, through Nairobi’s city streets and learn about the history of the architecture of Nairobi’s most prominent buildings, whose history span from the British occupation to the modern era.

Included:

• Guided walkng tour to most of the gazetted city buildings by Martin Wahogo, author of Know Kenya pocket guide book
• Guide fees

Cost
KMS member: Ksh 900 child: Ksh 500
Guest adult: Ksh 1,200 child: Ksh 600

Optional: After the tour, participants may tour of The Nairobi Gallery that is currently showcasing the Murumbi African Heritage Collection Exhibition. (KMS members can use their membership cards to enter the Museum at no fee)

Recommended books retailing at the KMS Shop:
Know Kenya by Martin Wahogo @ Ksh 700
A brief tour of the buildings of Nairobi by Everlyn Wanjiku @ Ksh 1500

For bookings, contact us on;
0724 255 299 / 0780 755 231 / 020 2339158
info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

Experienceing the ’Steam Age’ at Nairobi Railway Museum

Saturday 30 September 2017

The Nairobi Railway Museum narrates the tale of Kenya’s evolvement. Opened in 1971, the Museum is owned by Kenya Railways and is the only Railway Museum in East and Central Africa.
Did you know the Railway Museum displays the largest ever produced steam locomotives in the World?
During the second world war, Kenya’s colony needed to decongest the port, therefore they developed a powerful locomotive that operated on a meter gauge railway and was assembled in Kenya.

Included:
A short film, have a historic talk about the Museum and guided tour of the steam engines and coaches displayed outside.
Kids will get a chance to ride on a mini train.
KMS Member:
Adult: Ksh 1,200 Child:(5-12 years): Ksh 700
Guests:
Adults: Ksh 1,500 Child(5-12 years): Ksh 900

Advance payment options;
Safaricom: Mpesa Paybill, Business No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019
Airtel Money: 0780 755 231

For bookings, contact us on;
0724 255 299 / 0780 755 231 / 020 2339158
info@kenyamuseumsociety.org