Nairobi National Museum
The Nairobi National Museum is located within the CB of Nairobi city. It’s an information center that allows you to learn more about Kenyan heritage both the past and present. Easily accessed and always open, so you can visit it any day.
The best department that I love is the ornithology one, they have managed to collect a wide variety of bird species. They have birds that are found within the country and even outside. Very detailed information makes it easy to study them. If you are interested in birds and have no knowledge about them, the big books keep confusing you then you need to spend some time at this place. You will be able to learn all birds and get an opportunity to understand their physical appearance. They do offer guidance if you need one making it more fun and productive.
Civilization led to the disappearance of most of the community’s traditional ways as people embraced it. The museum allows us to see what we missed while growing up in towns, enjoy other communities’ traditions, history of our country, and see where it all started. It is a good place for reflection and history learning. Even the old railway, a piece of it is found inside the museum.
Art is also embraced inside this museum, artists have been allowed to showcase their brilliant art. You can also be able to purchase some if you make some arrangements. It’s a collection of very talented artists offering a wide range of art to enjoy.
(NB: You are not allowed to take photos at the gallery, that’s why I was not able to get those photos)
Mankind is believed to have started in African as per history, the evolution version. There’s a collection of what is believed to be where we evolved from and from viewing and studying them, you can be convinced that that’s where we came from. They are several setups illustrating how the people in the old age lived and history is given at every station.
At the center of the museum, you can weigh yourself and get to know which animal has the same weight as you. Very funny indeed. The animals have been well preserved and organized, making them easy to explore.
There’s also a snake park that allows you to know various snake species from the mambas, cobras, as well as the tortoise, turtles, monitor lizard, alligator, crocodiles, chameleons, and even snails.
The Marine department is yet to be fully developed but the available species are a thing to die for. The Indian Ocean has been transported to Nairobi City, the corals are colorful and fish species are a number of them. The aquariums attached to the walls bring a very unique beauty into this museum.
You don’t have to worry about getting hungry here as you have been sorted in that sector. There’s a restaurant opposite the customer service that offers you all that you need to fill up your stomach. For souvenirs, worry not, this too is catered for.
The museum does have a botanical field whereby you can just talk a walk and experience nature. It comprises mainly of the indigenous trees and has trails hence easily accessed. If you are lucky you can come across the local communities carrying out some traditions within the botanical field as part of it is also considered as a shrine.
For full enjoyment of this magnificent resource of information, you need more than one day to be able to gain full benefits. The rates are friendly and the customer service is on point.