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


Trip to Tanzania – 15 – 21 October 2017

Join us for a 7 day, 6 night trip to visit the northern circuit of Tanzania including Lake Natron, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Oldupai/ Laetoli prehistoric sites.

Vehicle – We will travel by overland truck on this trip, except for the day we visit Ngorongoro crater when will be transported by Landcruisers. The trucks have glass paned sliding windows, padded seating, and plenty of storage space for luggage, gear, equipment, supplies etc. There is room for mountain bikes for those interested in bringing one. A cook will whip up three meals a day for us that fit various dietary requirements.
Accommodation – This is a camping trip, but there is the possibility of rooms at both overnight sites at an additional cost. Tents and mattresses are provided; you bring your own sleeping bag. The dome tents accommodate up to 3 people.

Included- Transportation, all camping equipment except for sleeping bags, meals except for lunch on Sunday and Saturday, cook, camping fees, and park fees.

Excluded- Tanzania visas, lunch on Sunday and Saturday, cultural visits, optional hikes: village walk, Ol Doinyo Lengai, etc.

Visas- Kenyan citizens do not need a visa to enter Tanzania. However, you will need a passport and yellow fever card. Other nationalities pay the visa fee according to country in US dollars.

What to Bring- Passport, yellow fever certificate, anti-malarial tablets, insect repellent, sleeping bag, warm jacket for night time

to get a full itinerary, cost and bookings, contact the KMS Office: Mobile: 0724 255 299, Wireless: 2339158 or

Pay a deposit by September 8. The balance of payment is due by September 29.

The Affordable Art Show: Fri -Sun, 3- 5 November 2017 at Nairobi National Museum

All art lovers, buyers, collectors…are invited to The Affordable Art Show

Biggest art event in East Africa!

Nairobi National Museum, old boardroom courtyard, behind Louis Leakey Auditorium

Fri – Sun, 3-5 November 2017

Opening party – Friday evening, 3 Nov 2017,
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm – chance to view and buy art
Entry Fee: Ksh 500, includes drink, bitings and music

Show continues Saturday and Sunday, 4 – 5 Nov, from 10.00 am – 4.00pm
Free Entry. Viewing and buying Art,

Other Satu8rday activities

Kids Art Appreciation event – 10.00 am – 12.30 pm (Ksh 800 member child, Ksh 1,000 guest child)
Youth Art Appreciation – 2.00 pm – 3.00pm, Free Entry

SPONSORED by Safaricom, St. Austins Service Centre Ltd, Commercial Bank of Africa and in partnership with the National Museums of Kenya

To book or buy your tickets, contact;
Office: 0724 255 299, 0780 755 231
Wireless: 020 2339158
All Proceeds will support Projects of the National Museums of Kenya.

The Traveling Telescope: Exploring the Universe, Sat 25 November 2017

Nairobi National Museum
Saturday 25 November 2017
Time: 6 pm-10 pm

Join Kenya Museum Society and The Traveling Telescope at Nairobi National Museum as we explore the night sky.We shall have a mobile planetarium, remote navigator and one of the largest telescope in Kenya.
The focus for the 25th November will be the Moon. It will be at ‘first quarter’, meaning it will be almost overhead at sunset and will set at midnight. During this phase of the Moon we’ll be able to see incredible details on the surface, including craters, mountains and some of NASA’s Apollo mission landing sites.

We will also use a powerful laser pointers to highlight different constellations, bright stars and other objects of interest in the sky. We call what we do ‘edutainment’, where we share our passion for observing the Cosmos in a fun yet informative way
Event is open for kids aged 3 years and above as well as adults.

Book your spot today.

KMS Members – Ksh 1,850
Guests – Ksh 2,050

Payment Options;
Safaricom: Mpesa paybill, Business No: 400800, Account: 6571570019
Airtel Money: 0780 755 231
RSVP: 0724 255 299,078 755 231, 2339158 or

Day Outing – Hopcraft, Swara Plains Acacia Camp – Sat 25 Feb 2017

Hopcraft, Swara Plains Acacia Camp – Athi River
Saturday 25 February 2017

Situated on the Kapiti Plains opposite the rugged Lukenya Hill, Swara Plains Acacia Camp (home to the Hopcraft family since Independence) is nestled in a glade of shady Yellow Fever Trees. It is a privately fenced 20,000 acre wildlife sanctuary with a good population of game animals, over 280 identified bird species and provides immense views with big skies.
Swara Plains is also home to the award-winning children’s bestseller HOW IT WAS WITH DOOMS turned movie, ‘Duma’. A Warner Bros feature film based on the Hopcraft’s true story of adopting an orphaned Cheetah cub, Dooms.
Join this trip and get a chance to absorb the unique history of Swara Plains and this majestic slice of Wild Africa!

Adult – Ksh 3,950
Child below 12 yrs – Ksh 3,150
Payment: Mpesa paybill, Business No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019
(Guests or non-member’s will be required to buy either a temporary or annual membership)

 Transport
 Swara Plains sanctuary fee
 Game Drive (Cheetah, Zebra, Eland, Oryx, Giraffe, Ostrich, antelopes and many more)
 Guided nature walk and spectacular bird watching, with Washington Wachira, guide
 Movie screening fee
 Tea/Coffee and snacks


Lunch. Bring your picnic lunch/snacks
Bottled water

Wear comfortable walking shoes/clothes
Bring your identity card/proof of residency, a hat, sunscreen lotion, sun glasses and drinking water.
Optional: binoculars and camera

Bookings: 0724 255 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.or
For ease of planning, please book and pay by Fri 17 February

Safari – Kembu Farms, Njoro: 25 – 26 March 2017

Kembu Farms Weekend
25-26 March 2017

Getaway the weekend of March 25-26 to Kembu Cottages in Njoro. The cottages are on an 800 acre farm with space for hiking, a farm walk, or plain relaxing. The location has easy access to local sites for us to visit such as Lake Nakuru National Park, Lord Edgerton’s Ngata Castle, and fantastic views from the Menengai Crater.

Date: Saturday, March 25- Sunday, March 26
Cost: 11,500 Ksh for adults; 9,000 Ksh for children under 12 years
Included: FB, lodging, farm visit. Please indicate if you are a vegetarian or have food allergies.
Cost excludes Transportation costs, entrance fees and tips
* Please indicate transportation status when signing up: if you will be driving, if can take passengers, or if you need transportation. Van transportation can be arranged if needed.

Payment: MPesa Paybill- 400800, Account No- 6571570019
Deadline: Until group limit is reached or February 24 at the latest as the Farm requires a deposit to secure the booking.

Bookings: 0724 255 299 or

KMS Affordable Art Show 23 Fri – 25 Sun Oct 2015

The biggest event of the year for KMS is happening this month!!

RSVP: 0724 255 299, 2339158 or

KMS Affordable Art Show poster




You are kindly asked to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Kenya Museum Society Wednesday, 22 April, at 6:15 pm at the Louis Leakey Auditorium. See the agenda below. Wine, juice and bitings will be provided from 5:45 pm.

The meeting will start at 6:15 pm, followed by a 30-minute documentary film at 7pm titled My Kenya @ 50 – Our Sporting and Cultural Heritage. It is a documentary compiled by the Festival of Friendship (FoF) to capture and preserve the contributions and experiences of the Asian community in Kenya.

Any member who wishes to nominate officers or other Council members is encouraged to contact the KMS office by email or phone. Any member who wishes to submit a resolution at the Annual General Meeting must do so by sending it in writing by Wednesday, 8th April to the Honorary Secretary, Dr. Marla Stone, via the KMS email ( Self nominations are welcome, but they must be submitted in writing and seconded by another KMS member.

Please confirm your attendance on or before Monday, 13th April by email ( or phone (020 3743808, 0724 255299 or wireless 020 2339158). If your membership has lapsed or will soon lapse you may renew prior to the beginning of the meeting. Though all categories of members are encouraged to attend, only paid-up members, exclusive of student members, visitor members, NMK special category members, and KMS staff, will be able to vote on any issues.

The agenda for the AGM will be as follows:
1. Opening of Meeting
2. Approval of Minutes of 2014 AGM
3. Chairperson’s Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. New Business
a. Election of officers and other Council members
b. Appointment of auditor
c. Additional new business
6. Adjournment

Indian Vegetarian Cookery Demo

Are you a fan of Indian cuisines?
Come and join a live Indian Vegeterian cooking demo by Saryoo Shah and learn how to prepare delectable indian dishes, as listed below:
 2 curries (Lentil & Vegetable)
 Pilau rice
 Vegetable starters
 Bhajias
 Raipa (made of Yoghurt)

SATURDAY, 29 JUNE 2013, 9.30AM

Venue: Saryoo Shah House, at Kihingo House No. 11, before International School.

KMS members – Adults –Ksh 3,000
Non members – Adults – Ksh 3,500

Included: Lunch

Contact: 0724 255 299 or 2339158 or
Admission of the demo by Reservations Only. Book with KMS Office