Being the photographers that we are, we started taking pictures of the restaurant décor which had integrated ancient, traditional and modern finishing. The service at Nyama Mama was spectacular. Almost all sorts of food and drinks were on menu. I fell in love with the kind of utensils used and how they brought out the traditional feel, blended with a scrumptious urban taste of the well prepared food. We were served with a lot of food or should I say all kinds of food. Everyone enjoyed their food as they continued to exercise their photography skills on almost every item that came they came along. We had a great time there as we also interacted with each other.
The Nairobi national museum was our next haven. It felt like the whole of Kenya was confined to one building, it was a great experience. We got to learn about Kenya and how far we have come as a country. We saw the ancient, the traditional, the evolution of Kenya to the modern world, the cultural diversification and origin of the different Kenyan communities, different kinds of animal’s statutes, birds and insects, memorable events in the history of Kenya like building of the Kenya Uganda railway which gives one the feeling of being involved, among a wealth of other things. We also had a privilege of watching some footage of different epic events in the history of Kenya. I admired a lot of work from different artists and artisans especially crafted work. What fascinated me was the way life is explained in different stages on the corridors of the museum, from birth, naming, initiation rites, marriage, death to ancestors.
From the museum premises we were glad to get access to the snake park where we could view some species of this venomous and non-venomous creatures. I was thrilled and chilled at the same time. I was lucky most of the snakes were immobile and this made my chills disappear. To add to the fun there were several crocodiles and turtles nearby. Who gets closer to a crocodile on a normal day? Trust me this couldn’t have been more fun. I was glad to see that such a fierce set of predators can be rendered harmless at times.
Participants having fun at Uhuru Park
It was now past midday which was time for the delicious snack and of course a bit of more rest. The fun never ceased and immediately after lunch we all walked over to the neighboring park. We couldn’t afford to miss the vibrancy and fun at Uhuru Park, some us opted for the swings and the merry go round while others opted for the boat ride. Everything was so fun and the park was full of life.