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Birding Day Outing – Nairobi National Park, Sat 14 April 2018

Are you a birding enthusiast or are keen to learn about birds? This will be a perfect, and peaceful day with Nature and Animals, inside a City!

Nairobi National park, the only one of its kind, 7Kms from the city centre, nestled in wide open grass land plains, against the backdrop of city sky scrapers and scattered Acacia bush land play host to an abundance of wild life, flora and Fauna. We shall spend the full day on game drives across this small park, about 117km2. We shall be keeping an eye for the big game and birds.

Our main focus for the day will be birding. Expected birds species include:

Secretarybird, African Water Rail, Spotted Thick-knee, Kori Bustard, Hartlaub’s Bustard, Saddle-billed Stork, Ruppell’s Robin-chat, Northern Pied Babbler, White-tailed Lark, Rufous-naped Lark, Somali Short-toed Lark, Red-throated Tit, Speke’s Weaver, Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Martial Eagle, African Crowned Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, African Quail-finch, Zebra Waxbill, Harlequin Quail, Lappet-faced Vulture, Croaking Cisticola and Desert Cisticola.

Mammals to expect include: the African Lion, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Common Warthog, Common Zebra, Common Impala, Thompson’s Gazelle and Black Rhino.

Join us for a serene peaceful day with nature

We will leave from the museum in Tourist Mini Van, accompanied by a very well read and an expert in Birding and Nature Guide.

Departure: 6 am, from the Nairobi Museum, KMS Office, hoping to arrive early at the gate, complete formalities and enter the park as early as possible. We plan on leaving the park around 3 pm.

CHARGES

Ksh 2,850/- per person

Included: Transport and guide fees

Excluded: park entry fees

Bookings: 0724 255 299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

Safari – Western Kenya, April 28 – 1 May

This is a 4 day trip to Western Kenya. We travel through the Mau Escarpment and the south western Mau forest- an area of unparalleled natural beauty.

Route  – Nairobi – Nakuru – Rongai – Molo – Mau Summit – Kericho – Muhoroni – Koru – Fort Ternan – Kipkelion – Mau Summit – Nakuru – Nairobi

Cost – Ksh 20.800 pp sharing  Ten places only.

Included – 3 days FB, guided tour of tea farm, guide fees, tips.

Not included – transport (let us know if you will need transport)

For bookings and more details about the trip, please contact us on: 0724 255 299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

Day Outing -Tour of Olorgesailie Pre-Historic Site: Sat 23 June 2018

Guided Tour of Olorgesailie Pre-Historic Site

Saturday 23 June 2018

This will be a tour that will combine birding and pre-history.

Located along Magadi road, about 1.30 hour drive from Nairobi, the Olorgesailie pre-historic site is about 70 km from Nairobi.

The site is world renowned as a factory of “ Stone Tools”  with the largest number of tools to show and it offers an exceptional opportunity for reconstruction of conditions of life during the early part of the Stone Age.The prominence and accumulation of human tools represents actual camping places of early men and evidence that human species had a tropical origin.

The site is in a lake basin that existed about 100,000 to 200,000 years ago and has excellently preserved the biological and cultural evidence about the evolution of man.

At the museum, we shall enjoy learning about the pre-history discoveries made at this site, the museum collection of artefacts, guided by the sites curator

The site is also a bird watchers paradise citing the highest number of migratory bird species in Kenya. We shall bird on the way and at the Museums surroundings. Expected birds species include: African Grey Hornbill, Verreaux’s Eagle, Yellow-spotted Petronia, Red-fronted Barbet, Hildebrandt’s Starling, Tawny Eagle, Eastern Chanting Goshawk, Brown Snake-Eagle, Blue-naped Mousebird, Green-winged Pytilia, Grey Wren Warbler, Rattling Cisticola, White-bellied Canary, Red and Yellow Barbet and Rufous Chatterer.

KMS Member   – Ksh 3,000

Guest               – Ksh 3.550 (Excluding entry fee to the Prehistoric site)

Included   – Transport, guided tour and water.

Excluded   – Lunch and other personal expenses.

Payment: Safaricom, Mpesa, Paybill, Business No 400800, Account number 6571570019.

Bring a Hat, extra drinking water, binoculars and wear good walking shoes.

Note: Please carry your KMS membership card, you can renew it at the KMS office

Suitable for children over 10 years.

We look forward to this exciting day out and hope many of you will join us.

Closing date for registration 21st June 2018

 Bookings: 0724 255 299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

 

Safari – Lake Turkana and the Chalbi Desert: 31 Aug – 9 Sept, 2018

Safari – Lake Turkana and the Chalbi Desert: 31 August  – 9 September

The 10 day annual KMS trip to Lake Turkana comes with a difference this year!

Itinerary  Nairobi – Isiolo _ Archer’s Post – South Horr – Loyangelani – Mt Kulal – North Horr – Chalbi Desert – Marsabit – Isiolo – Nairobi

Transport in landcruisers

Accommodation in tents. Mattresses provided. You can upgrade yourself to bandas everywhere at only 1,000sh a night if you wish.

Food excellent FB throughout, except lunch on day 10.

Cost – Ksh 134,000 pp

Included transport, accommodation, all food, 2 nights lodge in Marsabit

Not included Marsabit park entry for 2 days (residents 500sh per day), lunch on Day 10.

A non-refundable fee of 5,000sh is payable on booking. Book early. Only 11 places. Attendance conditional on booking.

For bookings and more details about the trip, please contact us on: 0724 255 299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

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