|Posted by george on June 23, 2011 at 6:05 AM||comments (0)|
The park was originally started as a zoological garden in1921 before it became a public park in 1925. The Park is composed of open recreational areas, indigenous forest, historical sites, including the Murumbi memorial, adjacent cemetery, gardens and walkways. Pilot bio-diversity surveys being undertaken at present have yielded some exciting...Read Full Post »
|Posted by george on June 15, 2011 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
Safari walk is situated inside the Nairobi national park just off lang’ata road opposite the lang’ata cemetery about 15kms or 40 minutes drive from the town centre
About 10 kilometers or 30 minutes drive from the town centre
126 from railways stage or 24 from ambassador hotel stage
Spectacles...Read Full Post »
|Posted by george on April 21, 2011 at 5:59 AM||comments (1)|
An arboretum is a place where living plants and tress are reared for purposes of conservation research and other purposes other that of fuel
True to its name the Nairobi arboretum is a 30 hectare haven in the heart of Nairobi where you can see hundreds of indigenous plants some of which may be on the brink of extinction…the park also has butterflies, insects...Read Full Post »
|Posted by george on April 6, 2011 at 3:41 AM||comments (1)|
The whole idea of a museum was conceived at around 1910 by what was then called the East Africa Natural History Society. The whole idea was as a result of the rich historical and cultural heritage of the country. This group consisted of two cannons and several government officials.
In 1911 they established the Natural History Museum and libr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by george on April 5, 2011 at 9:47 AM||comments (0)|
nairobi is uhuru park is easily the most famous park in Kenya since the 60’s…it is located at the town centre a walking distance from the city centre…it encompasses green lawns, artificial lake and an open stadium in a piece of land that is approximately 10acres.
It is accessible through ngong road to the south, uhuru Highway to the east...Read Full Post »
|Posted by george on April 5, 2011 at 8:32 AM||comments (0)|
Nairobi Snake Park that was established in 1980 just as a way of making use of the Nairobi museum grounds that extended up to the Nairobi River.
Essentially it only incorporated an enclosure for native species of snakes but has since grown to accommodate fish and many other reptiles such as crocodiles, tortoises and lizards
Ev...Read Full Post »
|Posted by george on April 5, 2011 at 7:18 AM||comments (0)|
Nairobi botanical gardens is a garden that was established in 1990 just as a way of making use of the Nairobi museum grounds that extended up to the Nairobi river
Essentially it only incorporated a garden with a variety of plant species found in the country but later incorporated a nature trail and works of art (glass work and sculpture...Read Full Post »
|Posted by george on March 22, 2011 at 7:02 AM||comments (1)|
Have you ever wondered where city centre hawkers get their products from since they are really cheap?
Kamukunji hawkers market
Kamukunji hawkers market is a wholesale/ retail market located near kamukunji police station. it began from the need to have a place where importers of household goods would sell to local traders. barely 20 yearsin age the market is composed of mainly high-rise buildings with sta...Read Full Post »
|Posted by george on March 21, 2011 at 7:09 AM||comments (10)|
gikomba or gikosh is a second hand clothes market that started in the 1980’s as a result of space in retail market. the lack ofphysical space forced the more that one hundred traders to move to the area between majengo, karikor and kamukunji
The original settlers were allocated plots but with time as the market became more popular settled illegally…today there are more than 4000 traders...Read Full Post »
|Posted by george on March 7, 2011 at 5:43 AM||comments (0)|
Ruaraka began in the late 1980's as an industrial area with several companies establishing their presence such as dawanol, EPZ’s, Kenya breweries, central glass among others
Ruaraka got its name from the river that borders it. The natives called it Rui-Ruaka, which led to its present name, Ruaraka.
as more and more people migrated to work in this industries so did settlements around the area which grew to gain the status of an estate