SAVING THE ‘LITTLE FIVE’: Conserving the small mammals of Kenya

DSCF5067Saturday 9 August 2014

Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum

Did you know that the elephant shrew or golden-rumped sengi are found nowhere else on Earth but in the Arabuko/Gede forests in Malindi County, and that the African maned rat is the only vertebrate known in Kenya to apply plant poison on its coat to protect itself against predators?

Kenya is justifiably known for its ‘Big Five’ game animals that attract visitors from around the world; but it is also home to genetically unique small mammals that are not as visible but are also in need of protection in a difficult environment where they are often stranded in single populations.

Join Bernard Agwanda, Research Scientist & Mammal Curator at the National Museums of Kenya, as he explains the fascinating existence of these small creatures and what we can do to help protect them and their environment.


  • Refreshments for sale 3.15 pm
  • Talk 4:00 pm


  • Ksh 200 Citizen or Student
  • Ksh 400 KMS member
  • Ksh 500 Guest

Tickets: 0724 255299, 2339158 or contact us

Pay by MPESA Paybill no: 400800 Account no: 6571570019

Masai Mara Migration – 3 nights

DSC_0953 - CopyMasai Mara Migration 7-10 August, 2014 (3 nights)

Our annual migration visit to the Masai Mara is in August. We shall stay at Manyatta Camp. It is a simple but nice place. Food is good. Game drives will cover the whole Masai Mara National Reserve.

Cost: 17,900 Ksh pp sharing children 3-12 years 8,950ksh

During the migration places fill up very quickly. So book early to avoid disappointment.

Contact: 0724 255 299 or contact us.

Children’s Art Class with Andrew Kamiti

Children’s Art Class
Saturday 28 June 2014, 10.00am – 12pm
Nairobi National Museum


Join us for a 2 hour art class focusing on basic drawing and shading skills. The class will be conducted by wildlife artist – Andrew Kamiti.
Andrew is a self taught artist based in Nairobi. He specializes in realism art, mainly depicting the birds and plants of Kenya in watercolor.
Though he is better known for his bird paintings, his pencil drawings are gaining fast recognition and he will be happy to share his drawing and shading skills with the young artists.

Sign up your child today and let us tutor our upcoming artists!

Age 6 – 18 years
Cost: KMS member kid – Ksh 600
Non member kid – Ksh 750

Included: Drawing materials & water/juice

Contact: 0724 255 299, 2339158 or

Film Premiere – An Informal Image in 5 Voices

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Saturday 7 June 2014
Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum

A documentary film introducing five street vendors who are members of the Kenya National Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders (KENASVIT).
The informal sector is part of the economy that is not monitored by any form of the goverment. In Kenya this sector includes about 2.5 M street vendors and hawkers, representing 7% of Kenya’s population.
The film focuses on their challenges and stories of success as they attempt to represent the informal traders and engage the local authorities in dialogue and work with them to improve their livelihoods.
Introduction and Q&A by
Abie Troen, producer of the film and Karpf and Hahn Peace Prize Winner

Refreshments for sale 3.15pm Film starts 4:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 200 Citizen or Student
Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Guest
RSVP: 0724 -255 299, 2339158 or
Mpesa Pay Bill No: 400800, followed by account No: 6571570019