- The Nairobi Railway Museum
This is a place where every traveler going through Nairobi should make a visit at least. The Museum is situated adjacent to what used to be known as the East Africa Railway and Harbours Corporation. The Museum was opened in 1971. The museum is a treasure to say the least a place that will take you back in time as you marvel at the ancient steam engines some of which have been restored to full functionality.
2.The Nairobi Safari Walk
If you are looking for a place where you can hang out with family and loved ones on a weekend, then this is the place to be. The safari walk is situated 7km south of Nairobi city.The facility is managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service . What i think is cool about this facility is its landscape design. The concept is that of three simulated forests i.e the wetlands and savannahs.
These climatic environments replicates some of the climatic conditions in Kenya. Visitors get the opportunity to learn about ongoing conservation efforts and how they can get involved. The facility is made up a long wide board walk, variety of animals some enclosed.
This is a jungle within the city, an awesome place to hangout when you need to get away from the hustle and noise of the city. The silence, fresh air and natural environment are refreshing and worth every minute of your time. You can run, cycle or simply just take a walk in the forest ass you soak it all. Situated about 10
4.The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a charity started by Daphne Sheldrick in 1970 in memory of her late husband David Sheldrick. The trust manages an orphanage for elephants and rhinos. The trust works hand in hand with the Kenya Wildlife Service in the conservation of elephants and rhinos.
The museum was home to the Danish author best known for her book Out of Africa . She lived in the house between 1914-1931. The museum is located 10kms from the city center. The house gained international fame with the release of the Oscar winning movie based on her book Out of Africa. This is an amazing place where you can hang out and learn a bit of Kenya’s history.
Of course there are other cool places you can visit but this is just a list i came up with.
Yesterday (9/4/12013) Kenya inaugurated its 4th President His Excellency Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and His Deputy President His Excellency William Samoei Ruto.
I am proud to be Kenya, and I believe yesterday (9/4/2013) marked the dawn of a new day for my country Kenya.
We had a free, fair and peaceful election by all means contrary to what critics expected. As always there were aggrieved parties who had their day in court. However, this did not stop the country from celebrating the victory against cheap tribal and divisive politics. One could argue that the election left the country divided but I will quote our Deputy Presidents words ” … very soon you will not notice the difference between those who voted for the JUBILEE team and those who voted for CORD… ” I believe that the new leaders are a vibrant and forward thinking lot that will transform the country.
“Yes I Believe.”
The possibilities for Kenya are endless.
Kenya is an amazing country with a culture that is rich and diverse, beautiful landscapes and scenery as well as an abundance of wildlife.
I like the way Kenyans have come to appreciate the value of peace and stability . Long gone are the days when politicians called for mass action to solve political differences. It is now clear in our minds that no one should use our ethnic diversity to divide us.
I am proud of Kenyans for maintaining peace and saying no to politicians who play us like marionettes on a stage.
“Yes ! Lets keep ignoring the politicians and their incitement because at the end of the day everyone has their own goals, challenges and issues to deal with.”
We have come so far as a country and the road ahead is longer, our unity is paramount to our success. Kenya has been able to pick herself up from the ashes of 2007-8 and I believe the possibilities for Kenya’s success are endless and this is evident by the emergence of a crop of new Kenyans who are aware of the constitution are yearning for a change in Kenya.
I am calling out to every Kenyan to raise a glass, cup, mug or whatever you drinking high up and make a toast to a new Kenya a better Kenya.