First off when I got in Nairobi, I went to the Nairobi National Museum. This was not before I got a steamed bath and breakfast at my hosts place. The Nairobi National Museum located at Kipande Road about 10 minutes from central Nairobi was the closest attraction to my host’s place and I decided to go check it out.
After putting up my best Kenyan accent, I paid 300 Kenyan Shillings for a combined visit of the Nairobi Museum and the Snake Park and was allowed in.
Stepping in and you are faced with the reason why Kenya is referred to as the wild life capital of the world. It is called the great hall of mammals and believe me it is . There are life size fiber glass models of different animals. You could definitely mistake them for real if you spend a night at this museum. My pictures do not justice to this amazing exhibition.
Asides from the mammals exhibition, there is a floor focused entirely on evolution of man, and a presentation of Kenya’s History, Nature, Music, Fabric, Culture and Contemporary Art.
After a run through the interior. I stepped out and I headed to the snake park and my interaction with the animals was the highlight of my visit. Prior to my visiting the Nairobi National Museum, the only animals I’ve ever touched were dogs, rabbits and chickens. I however ticked having a life snake curl up my neck from my bucket list. It was freaking scary at first but I soon relaxed.
Next up, I went to see a Massi troupe exhibition that was showing during my time at the museum. I didn’t stay long enough to learn some jumping moves but long enough to appreciate their culture.
I was careful during my time at the Nairobi Museum to stay within limits as I definitely did not want to get poisoned. I later went to the gift shop where I got some post cards for my collection and also some other beaded souvenirs.