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Kitale Museum

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unexpected visit to a great museum

We visited Kitale see an old friend Fr Leo Staples aged 92 and in Kenya for over 60 years . My wife... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2018
eugene145
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Enniscorthy, Ireland
Snake Park

I loved the snakes species around the museum especially the rock python and the vipers. I also... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
Malanga S
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27 Feb 2018
“unexpected visit to a great museum”
22 Dec 2017
“Snake Park”
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Kitale museum is located at (233, 124) on the grid of Top Sheet 75/3. Kitale is in Trans-Nzoia district of the Rift Valley province. The museum is within the town about 1 km from the town center. The town itself is about 380 km from Nairobi the...more
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Kwanza - Kapenguria Rd, Kitale 30200, Kenya
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+254 54 30996
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

It's was during this visit that I discovered the former western museums of kenya is a hub of fascinating attractions being away from Nairobi it a place with soothing atmosphere a house to over hundred tree species and not forgetting the good grounds for research...More

2  Thank rithoones
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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

If you want to see the black mamba, puff adder,crocodiles and terrapins as well as experience the culture of the local luhya and Mandi people. This is the place to be. In the gallery one sees a variety of exhibits from numerous antelopes and evolution...More

1  Thank Michelle O
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

We visited Kitale see an old friend Fr Leo Staples aged 92 and in Kenya for over 60 years . My wife spotted this museum as we travelled through the town .We found the staff very friendly and well informed .The exhibits were well presented...More

Thank eugene145
Reviewed January 13, 2018

Visited some time in October and did not disappoint, even for a non-conservationist, this is truly a must visit if you find yourself in this part of Kenya. Furthermore, its roughly a kilometer from Kitale town!

Thank Jackson M
Reviewed December 22, 2017

I loved the snakes species around the museum especially the rock python and the vipers. I also enjoyed the bird species such as the turacco

Thank Malanga S
Reviewed August 10, 2016

The museum consists of the old artefacts which are good for preserving history. The natural forests with baboon and birds is fantastic. crocodile and tortoise, python are enjoying to view.

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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

If you want to see the black mamba, puff adder,crocodiles and terrapins as well as experience the culture of the local luhya and Mandi people. This is the place to be. In the gallery one sees a variety of exhibits from numerous antelopes and evolution...More

1  Thank Michelle O
Reviewed June 19, 2016

Stuffy exhibition, the park is full of plastics, in the museum few relicts from ancient times, some animals, the wild monkeys they give once a day lollopops for a treat

Thank Jaap W
Reviewed February 29, 2016

Unless you are keen on insects that - colonel Stoneham certainly was and left his collection to the nation.

Thank hilarymunro
Reviewed January 24, 2016

it has big crocodiles and some snakes. You can see a traditional African houses, and a small musuem with a very nice guide.

Thank Sara A
Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited the museum because we had a couple of hours to kill in Kitale. The main exhibit hall had some lackluster taxidermy, with the cheetah being a personal favorite. Some artifacts of cultural significance were on display, and several showcases were empty. The crocodile...More

Thank Kelsey K
Reviewed December 9, 2015

Shame about the litter in the nature walk (no monkeys spotted). Biggest crocodile I've ever seen. Looked sad. Some good bits in the museum but often bizarre. Worth a trip but with low-ish expectations.

Thank Peter L
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