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Best Places to Visit in Kitale of 2017

  • 01 Kitale Nature Conservancy

    Kitale Nature Conservancy
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    Kitale Nature Conservancy looks more like a place that which has been designed by the Frankenstein after he converted to Christianity and dropped acid.

    Highlights: Kitale Nature Conservancy is an incredible place that is great for play parks and picnics. Some of the significant activities here include bird watching and spotting of the butterfly. This conservancy is a part of the Cherangani hills ecosystem and the Mt Elgon. The woodlands and the grasslands used to be the home of the vast variety of wildlife that has been wiped out due to hunting. This effort now reveals a variety of Rothschild giraffes, Sitatunga, Kongoni, Reed Buck, Black Rhino, Bongo and elephants.

    Location: The Kitale Nature Conservancy is located at A1 Hwy Kitale in Kenya.

    Timings: The Kitale Nature Conservancy can be visited during 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

    Price: The admission fee of the Kitale Nature Conservancy is US $ 10.


  • 02 Kitale Museum

    Kitale Museum is the first domestic museum that was opened in Kenya. It was opened for the general public in the year 1924.

    Highlights: Kitale Museum was initially known as the Stoneham Museum that was christened after the Colonel Hugh Stoneham who was a major collector and contributor of the artefacts that were held within the Museum until his death that occurred in the year 1966. Only in the year 1974, when the museum was established by the National museums of Kenya it was renamed as Kitale Museum.

    Location: The Kitale Museum is located on Kwanza - Kapenguria Rd, Kitale, Kenya

    Timings: You can make a visit to the Kitale Museum on Monday to Friday from 8 in the morning to 6 in the evening. On Saturday and Sunday, the museum stays shut.

    Price: For adults, the admission fee is KSH 500 while for the children the entry fee is KSH 250.


  • 03 Saiwa Swamp National Park

    Saiwa Swamp National Park
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    Saiwa Swamp National Park is the smallest national park of Kenya. Spread over an area of 3 square km, the park was created as a habitat for the Sitatunga which is a rare aquatic antelope. You can find a number of trees in the national park.

    Highlights: The Saiwa Swamp National Park is a veritable haven for all the nature lovers. It is a forested paradise that is lined with exotic trees, flowers and birds. The park is also a natural habitat for the rare and endangered Sitatunga antelope and the rare De Brazza’s monkey.

    Location: Saiwa Swamp National Park is located near Kitale in the Rift Valley Province. It lies 22 km from the town.

    Timings: The Saiwa Swamp National Park is open from 8 in the morning to 5 in the evening.

    Price: For citizens of Kenya Adults: KSH 350 Child: KSH 200 For residents of Kenya Adults: KSH 600 Child: KSH 350 For non residents of Kenya Adult: USD 25 Child: USD 15


  • 04 Treasures of Africa Museum

    Treasures of Africa Museum
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    Treasures of Africa Museum is an important museum of Kenya which houses the personal collection of Mr. Wilson. Wilson was an erstwhile colonial officer from Uganda who indeed had a distinct character.

    Highlights: The artefacts and the collection of the Treasures of Africa Museum is largely based on the experiences of Wilson with the people of Karamojong of northern Uganda. This small museum illustrates the theory that even during the ice age universal worldwide agricultural culture existed.

    Location: The Treasures of Africa Museum is located in Kitale in Kenya.

    Timings: The Treasures of Africa Museum remains open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. On Sunday, the museum stays shut.

    Price: Entry to the museum requires an admission fee of KSH 500.


  • Nearby Getaways from Kitale
  • 01 Nairobi

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    Telling people about what you like in Nairobi is more like expressing a guilty secret. Yes, the reputation of Nairobi predates it. More so, Nairobi actually is a city that rewards to keep your wits about you. That does not take away from the fact that there are many people who don’t like Nairobi but who really wouldn’t want to live anywhere else? For rest who do call it home, the city’s metropolitan muscular charm includes exciting nightlife, incredible places to eat, vibrant cultural life and comfortable places to stay. In case you are just making a pass, this melting pot of attractions and people has the compelling National Museum, an irresistible elephant orphanage, Karen Blixen's former home, unusual National Park brimming with black rhinos, ground zero for the Rothschild’s giraffe, and so much more. Nairobi is also the gateway to the most prominent safari parks of Kenya that is known to have captivated adventure seekers for over a century. So, come visit one of the most dynamic cities of Africa, Nairobi a place where you’ll certainly pass through and the one where there’s lot to like and learn, if only you give it just half a chance it deserves.