Nairobi National Museum and Snake Park

A few weeks ago we took a trip to the Nairobi National Museum and Snake Park. The kids had a great time at the museum, which has a little bit of everything: animal mounts, traditional items from the tribes of Kenya, modern art, and the Hominid Skull Room. Adjacent to the Museum is the Snake Park. We saw some cool snakes, including the black mamba. The central courtyard of the Snake Park was built into a little garden full of snakes. Linnea and I held a Kenya sand boa – a thick snake with a short tail. The keepers also let us hold some chameleons. We later found out that the chameleons are the snakes’ food. At feeding time the keepers threw a bunch of chameleons into the courtyard snake pit and we watched the feeding frenzy. The Nairobi National Museum was an entertaining and informative way to spend a few hours in the city.

A pair of cinnamon-chested bee-eaters perched outside my window this morning, so I snapped of picture of them.

I signed up for the Nairobi Marathon. It is on Sunday, October 28. I am going to take it slow and easy and use my dad’s “6 minute run / 1 minute walk” technique. I will let you know how it goes.

Comments are closed.