Nairobi National Museum Day Tour

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Nairobi National Museum Day Tour

Nairobi National Museum Day Tour: Visit the Nairobi National Museum located only 20 minutes from the Central Business District on Museum Hill, near Uhuru Highway between Central Business District and Westlands in Nairobi. The Museum aims to interpret Kenya’s rich heritage and offers a one-stop for visitors to sample the country’s rich heritage both for education and leisure. The Kenya National Museum was opened in was officially opened on 22nd September 1930 and is a place for discovery, contemplation, and learning.

Learn more about Kenyan Culture, History, Arts, and Nature by visiting the different galleries which include The Cradle of humankind gallery; The Story of mammals; The History of Kenya; Cycles of life gallery; Numismatic exhibition, and the Asian African Heritage exhibition gallery. The museum is open from Monday to Sunday: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and year-round including public holidays and weekends.

Nairobi National Museum Day Tour

Nairobi National Museum Day Tour visits the Nairobi National Museum located at Museum Hill, approximately 10 minutes drive from the Nairobi City Centre along the Museum Hill Road off Uhuru Highway and is in the Westlands area in Nairobi City and easy to reach.

It houses some of the most celebrated collections of History, Culture, and Art from Kenya and East Africa. The museum aims to interpret the heritage of Kenya to stimulate appreciation and learning. The Nairobi National Museum tour lasts about 2 hours and is a great eye-opener into Kenya’s culture & history.

This museum interprets Kenyan heritage for stimulating learning and appreciation. Nairobi Museum is a huge facility with many educational sections, which is the best educational center and one can easily spend all day here. There is a guide in the entryway that offers all the information about each and every section of the museum.

Upstairs in the people section, are displays of the cultures of various tribes in Kenya. Also, the museum contains dinosaur fossils found in Kenya. Within the museum, there is a cafe/ restaurant with a large balcony that offers a great and breathtaking jungle view. It also has touristy shops selling local handmade jewelry, African artifacts, and souvenir items.

There is an enormous statue of a dinosaur just at the entrance to the museum which is always a hit with children. Another major tourist attraction within the grounds is Snake Park which has just been refurbished.

Nairobi National Museum, Kenya’s leading house of culture, has introduced Night Guided Tours for individuals and groups of 10 or more people. The tours can be conducted between 1800 hours and 2200 hours. The Museum will be open between 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm except when there is a privately held function.

Booking has to be made in advance through African Spice Safaris

Nairobi National Museum Day Tour Highlights

The Hall of Kenya: The Hall of Kenya is dedicated to highlighting the country’s unique tangible and intangible heritage. In this gallery, Kenya’s nature, culture, and history meet. The objects on display are a testimony to the country’s diverse and rich heritage.

The Joy Adamson Gallery: Joy Adamson (1910–1980) was an illustrator, conservationist, and author. Joy Adamson is perhaps most famous for the incredible story of Elsa the Lioness, immortalized in the book Born Free. Joy Adamson put the spotlight on the need to conserve African wildlife and sparked the creation of Kenya’s national parks.

The Cycles of Life: Life amongst Kenyan communities is filtered through different stages. From birth, through youth to old age, death, and transition into ancestry. This gallery samples cultural practices from Kenya’s communities as associated with these different stages in life. There is a wealth of material and intangible cultural heritage to be appreciated in this gallery. All information on display here can be found in the Cultural Anthropology department at the museum.

Birds of East Africa: They came from far and wide, in all colors and sizes, from the most primitive to the most advanced, and found a home in the Birds of East Africa gallery, showcasing the rich diversity of birds in the region. The Osteology section in the Zoology department keeps all the information showcased here.

The Great Hall of Mammals: traces the development of mammals over time, with a focus on their adaptations to movement, feeding, and protection. The gallery confronts the visitor with points of congruence as well as divergence in the makeup of the mammalian world.

Ahmed the Elephant: Perhaps the most famous elephant in the world, Ahmed was known for his large tusks and was put under 24-hour protection in Marsabit National Park by Kenya’s first president, Kenyatta. Ahmed’s skeleton, with the original tusks, can be found in The Great Hall of Mammals inside the museum.

The Cradle of Mankind: A unique collection, which points to Kenya as the cradle of humankind, is on display in this gallery. The gallery traces human existence as evidenced by fossil findings across Kenya. All information, artifacts (fossils), and research work can be accessed through the Earth Sciences department at the museum.

Temporary exhibitions: The museum’s temporary galleries highlight some of the most exciting contemporary artists and aspects of Kenya and Africa. The Museum extends services to individuals and institutions that wish to exhibit any information they deem important. A great example would be that of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) which created an exhibition on the Kenya shilling’s evolving history, dubbed ‘the Numismatic Exhibition’.

Nairobi National Museum Day Tour Prices

Nairobi National Museum Day Tour Rates Include:

Professional English-speaking guides + All entry fees, service charges, and taxes + Visit Nairobi National Museum & Snake Park& Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel

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* This museum is Open Daily (including public holidays) from 0930 Hours – 1800 Hours. Night Tours are now Available!
* This tour departs daily from Nairobi Hotels or from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 0900 Hours or from any point within Nairobi

Nairobi National Museum Day Tour Rates Do Not Include:

* Drinks
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers Insurance
* Communication charges
* Minimum of two persons required
* Visas, international airfares, and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)

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