Discover The Nairobi Heritage Circuit- National Museums Of Kenya
Discover The Nairobi Heritage Circuit
1. The Nairobi National Museum
The Nairobi National Museum is located on Museum Hill. It is the flagship museum of the National Museums of Kenya, housing some of the most celebrated collections of Kenya’s history, nature, culture and art. The museum aims to interpret Kenya’s heritage to stimulate appreciation and learning. Open daily from 0830hrs – 1730hrs. It is also a prime events venue.
While here discover…restaurants, botanical gardens, gift shops, medicinal plants exhibition and the Snake Park.
2. Snake Park
The Snake Park is an exciting live exhibition for nature lovers.
Don’t be fooled by the name, you will not only see the slithery friends but much more. There’s an aquarium, and other reptiles, birds and even plant life. The park is home to turtles, fish, crocodiles, tortoise, alligators and much more…
3. The Botanical Garden
Get a tour of Kenya’s diverse ad vast collection of plants, trees, natural artwork etc. also how to grow and maintain them, the importance of these plans/trees to Kenya’s history and culture and how they were revered in certain communities, it’s a garden like no other!
4. Nairobi Gallery
Located right in the heart of Nairobi City next to Nyayo House is the Nairobi Gallery.
Built in 1913, this Old PC’s office building was fondly referred to as ‘Hatches, Matches and Dispatches’ because of the births, marriages and deaths that were recorded here.
Today, the museum holds temporary exhibitions all year round giving visitors something new to look forward to.
5. Oloolua Nature Trail
Tucked in the Oloolua Forest next to Karen Blixen, this is one of the few remaining indigenous forests.
• Nature trail
• Natural Cave
• Picnic Site
6. Uhuru Gardens
Kenya’s largest memorial park and birthplace. This is where Kenya’s first flag was raised on 12th December, 1963.
7. Karen Blixen
This Museum was originally the home of Karen Blixen, a Baroness from Denmark who traveled to Kenya in early 20th century. The house was restored and used during the filming of “Out of Africa” which immortalized Karen Blixen’s autobiography by the same name. Much of the original furniture is still on display in the house that opened to the public in 1986. once here you are … Out of Africa!
8. Olorgesailie Pre-historic Site
The Cradle of technology.
Here you will find the highest number of stone tools in the world, also known as the “stone tools factory”. The site is also host to a large number of migratory birds.
Attractions while here:
• Bird watcher’s paradise
• Trekking – Mt. Olorgesailie
• Campsite – bandas and camping grounds
• Picnic site
• Baboon camp