Member news and why it pays to be a KMS member.

Evening Talk- Shared Origins, Common Destiny: Rock Art and the Biocultural Heritage of Turkana Basin – Sat 12 Sept, 5.30 pm on Zoom

Our Museums are still closed but touring it and learning VIRTUALLY is possible!

Did you know that sustained research in paleosciences over the years has resulted in major discoveries that have put Kenya in the global map not only as the cradle of humankind but also as the cradle of innovation?

The Lake Turkana Basin, located in the north-western fringe of Kenya, has always played a key role in improving our understating of the biological, technological, and cultural dynamics of the region. There is also increased demand for development both by government and investor sector in these arid regions focused on building infrastructure to extract new energy sources (oil, wind, hydroelectric) thus, a presenting a challenge of heritage conservation in culturally sensitive landscape.


This presentation is an opportunity for you, your family, and friends to hear from and ask questions about Archaeology, Turkana Basin, Tourism Opportunities in Turkana and other related issues, from an expert which you might not traditionally be able to access.


The talk is FREE but please register:

Contacts: 0724 255 299 or

Experience Museum’s Research and Conservation Work Virtually – Sat, 4 July 2020


Are you a guide, a student, researcher, or a friend of the Museums?
Are you interested in learning and experiencing the research, heritage and conservation hub that is the National Museums of Kenya VIRTUALLY?
Make a date with us and Bernard Agwanda, one of the best mammals’ curator in Kenya, this Sat, 4 July 2020, from 5.30 pm for a rare, exciting, and unique #2 Museumscape.
Bernard will be sharing exciting updates on the newly established Taxidermy Center and other ways he has deployed his expertise while the museum has been closed to the public; Some of them are truly away from the public eye!

Talk is Free

Register Here:

or email us through:

or Call/Text us on 0724 255 299


KMS Talk on Zoom – Meet the Natodomeri Lion of Northwestern Kenya, Thur 4 June 2020

Welcome. Karibu.

What does learning about the Natodomeri Lion teach us about our current society?

We’re glad you’re here to learn more about what we have in mind for the rest of 2020.

First we are going to kick off a few mini presentations with NMK researchers and others.  These mini presentations are an opportunity for you to hear from and ask questions about a topic or issue from an expert which you might not traditionally be able to access. After each of these events, more information on the topic will be shared so that you can continue the exploration.

Next, we are going to create new types of events and activities.  For example, a live quiz, an offline scavenger hunt and other tasks which you can do on your own.

A few tips to get the most out of the next few months (understanding this is new for many of us)

  • Have an open mind
  • Offer constructive feedback on what you liked about an event and did not.
  • Volunteer ideas and as creator if an activity or task if you have a special talent/skill
  • Encourage others to join the Society. We will be creating Member-only experiences as well.

In this section you’ll find a variety of helpful resources and tips to get the most out of the experience.

We’re so excited to have you join us on this journey. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Please register using this link and we will send you the zoom meeting link/ID.









Evening Talk: My Views On Climate Change And Trends To A Different Kenya – Sat 19 Feb

Prof. of Anthropology at Stony Brook University,
New York and Founder and Chair of the Turkana Basin Institute.

Wed 19 February

Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, Karen

Welcome drinks – 6.30 pm, Talk – 7 pm

Talk and Dinner – Ksh 3,500
Talk only – Ksh 1,500

Payment: M-PESA Paybill no: 400800, Account No: 6571570019




Close to Home Weekend Getaway in Nanyuki -14 -16 Sept 2019

Join us for a weekend at Ngororo Guesthouse. Situated 8km from Nanyuki town, this unique and spacious private house with family pets is ideal for a peaceful getaway. The property hosts a large variety of birds and visiting Colobus and Sykes Monkey’s. It is surrounded by lush vegetation of indigenous trees and plants, has a large fish pond, and a Gazebo situated at the river. It is ideal for bird watching and nature lovers.

On Saturday, we leave early from the Museum to arrive at Ngororo Guesthouse for lunch with an afternoon visit to the Sirimon Cheese Factory to see how their cheeses are made. Sirimon has made a commitment to work within the community and with the small shareholder dairy farmers to support them and to reduce their ecological footprint. Dinner is at Ngororo Guesthouse.

The Ngare Ndare Forest is 40 minutes away in the foothills of Mount Kenya and we plan to visit the Forest for a day trip on Sunday. ( The activities at the Forest include a canopy walk, forest walking, or  bird watching depending on your interest. The canopy walkway is a 40 ft. high aerial bridge of wiremesh and cables meandering through the tree canopy and extending 450 metres long. The walkway ends at a wooden platform 30 off the ground where there is frequently a great view of buffalo and elephants in the river. We’ll have a picnic lunch at the Forest. Sundowners at the Gazebo by the river and dinner at the house will end the day. On Monday, the plan is to visit a raspberry farm on our way back to Nairobi.

Date: Saturday, September 14 to Monday, September 16

Cost: 16,000 Ksh for adults

Included: Food, lodging, tips.

Cost excludes Conservation fees, transportation costs, lunch on Sunday.

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

Conservations fees at Ngare Ndare: Residents and Citizens- 2000 Ksh per day; Non-resident- $40

Payment Options:

  1. Safaricom: M-Pesa Paybill, Business no – 400800, Account No- 6571570019
  2. Airtel Money – 0780 755 231
  3. Direct Bank Transfer

Bank: Commercial Bank of Africa


Bank Account: 657 157 0019

You won’t be confirmed until your payment is received. The deadline for payment is August 31 or until the group limit is reached.

Bookings: 0724 255299 or

By participating in KMS safaris, you are helping to support projects of the National Museums of Kenya.


The Affordable Art Show: 25-27 October 2019

2019 Affordable Art Show

Fri-Sun, 25-27 Oct

Are you an art lover, buyer, collector or just looking for a way to give your home/office a fresh look? The Biggest art show in East Africa, is an event you can’t afford to miss. Save the Dates Now!


We are also Looking for Volunteers from June through October

The first meeting of the 2019 Art Show Committee will be Wed, 19 June, 10-12 pm.

We are looking for volunteers who would like to help produce the show, which will be 25-27 October this year.

Those with publicity skills/contacts, sponsorship suggestions, data entry skills, experience in curating art and those who just have time/interest to help with planning and organizing the show are asked to contact the KMS office and attend the first meeting.

The work intensifies from 16 October as we take in, process and hang the art, sell the art throughout the weekend of the show and finally take down the show and return unsold art to artists.

Volunteers who cannot commit to serving on the committee for several months, but who can assist one or a few days, will also be needed beginning 16 October through 28 October.  It’s an intense time, but previous volunteers have found it interesting and worthwhile.

Contact Us on;
Mobile: 0724 255 299, 0780 755 231


The KMS Annual Second Hand Book Sale – Fri & Sat, 7 & 8 September 2018,10 am – 4 pm

Friday and Saturday, 7 – 8 September 2018
Nairobi National Museum, Main Courtyard
From 10.00 am – 4.00 pm on both days

It’s that time of the Year again, when you get a chance to revamp your home library!

#BigSaleWithGreatBargains 2018 Edition is here: Books, magazines, kids books, games, DVDs, CD’s…from as low as Ksh 50
Don’t miss out the best deal in town. We are looking forward to seeing you, your family, friends and colleagues there.
Note: We are still accepting donations of books, kids games, DVDs, puzzles, magazines, used computers, printers and other home appliances
You may drop off your donation at the KMS office, open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, or at the KMS Shop, inside the Nairobi National Museum, open daily from 9 am to 5.30 pm, otherwise we can organize pickup.

There’s no Entry Fee to the Sale!

Contacts: 0724 255299, 2339158 or

All Proceeds will support various Projects of the National Museums of Kenya.

Christmas Safari – Samburu, Buffalo Springs & Shaba Reserves -27 Dec – 1 Jan 2019

Experience the bewitching beauty of the unspoilt wilds of the vast Samburu region . The area is sparsly populated and you see a few colourful Samburu with their herds of goats, sheep and camels. In the wider Samburu area we shall explore Magado crater, Chandler’s Falls, Mt Ololokwe and Wamba.

All three above reserves touch the charming slow-moving Ewaso Nyiro River. You will see a lot of elephants ambling along the river as well as other game. The special animals of the north are oryx, grevy’s zebra, the blue-legged Somali ostrich and gerenuk.

For a full itinerary of this safari, please contact us through: 0724 255299, 2339158 or

NOTE: This is peak holiday season. So please rush and book with a 50% deposit to secure your place, soon.

Call For Artists

Safari: Lake Ol Bolossat & Menengai Crater, 14 – 15 July 2018

Note: Absolute deadline 4 July, for full payment.

This trip is to the interesting and little known area between Gilgil, Nyahuru and Nakuru. We shall go via either Gilgil or Njambini.

On Saturday we visit Lake Ol Bolossat which has good bird life, especially ducks, and hippo. Picnic lunch. In the afternoon we drive to Hippo pools near Nyahururu and take a short walk to Thompson’s Falls. We then take the very dramatic descent into the Rift Valley through Subukia. Passing through Nakuru we head out to Maili Saba Camp, as the name suggests, 7 miles on the road out of Nakuru! Perched on the edge of Menengai Crater, this is a charming rustic tented camp with the most amazing view of the silent crater below. It has a warm, casual atmosphere, good food and a small swimming pool. Each tent has its own terrace.

On Sunday after breakfast there will be a long walk to the edge of the crater. After that you can just relax. We depart for Nairobi after lunch.

Cost:  11,800 pp sharing. Children below 12 pay 7,100.

Included:  FB at Maili Saba, guided walk at Lake Ol Bolossat.

Not included:  transport, guided walk at Menengai.

Road:  Mostly tarmac.

Carry a picnic lunch for Saturday.

Bookings: 0724 255299, 2339158 or


Payment Options;

  1. Safaricom: M-PESA Paybill, Business no – 400800, Account No- 6571570019