Nairobi National Museum is located at the Museum Hill; approximately 10 minute drive from the Nairobi city center accessible both by public and private means.
Nairobi National Museum aims to interpret Kenya’s rich heritage and offers a one-stop for visitors to sample the country’s rich heritage both for education and leisure.
The botanical gardens offer a serene environment. Built in 1929, this is the flagship museum for the National Museums of Kenya,
Nairobi National Museum was initiated in 1910 by a group of enthusiastic naturalists under the then East Africa and Uganda Natural History Society [currently the East African Natural History Society (EANHS)], who needed a place to keep and preserve their collections of various specimens.
The first site for the museum was at the present Nyayo House, which later became too small and a larger building was put up in 1922 where the Nairobi Serena Hotel stands today.
The Nature trails in Nairobi National Museum are well maintained, with the help of a bird guide you can see around 50- 60 bird species in a space of fewer than 2 hours
The Pied Flycatcher a rare migrant was seen (February 2019), stayed for a whole week, giving bird enthusiasts a chance to see it and even take photographs
Adjacent to the museum lays Michuki Park which was initiated by then Environment Minister to rehabilitate the banks of the Nairobi River in the year 2012
Both indigenous and exotic trees were planted, now the whole place is covered with trees, which has attracted dozens of birds and reptiles
Nile crocodile has recently been spotted basking on the bank of the river
You can access the park from the Museum which is also good for birding
Michuki Park is now managed by Kenya Forest Service