A Guide To Maasai Ostrich Farm
Maasai Ostrich Farm in Nairobi is a great place where you can get up close and personal with ostriches. The farm sits on 200 acres of land and there is a bit more to do at the Ostrich Farm than just ride an Ostrich.
Ostriches have been known to disembowel or kill attackers with a single blow from their powerful legs. The birds at the Masaai Ostrich farm are tamed, but keep in mind that they can kick if they feel threatened. It’s best to approach the birds carefully.
With a running speed of 40-60 miles per hour, this fellow biped is the fastest two-legged creature on earth. For this reason, two attendants run with you the entire time. They are there to make sure the bird stays at a steady pace and doesn’t try to carry you off into the savannah sunset, as fun as that may sound. Although the ride is controlled, be prepared to ride around the pen at a fast-gallop. With nothing more than its feathery shoulders to hang onto, ostrich riding is not for the faint of heart.
For the ornithophobes out there, you can overcome your fear by showing giant birds where they really stand on the food chain. Tasting like a cross between chicken and venison, ostrich steak meals are offered on the tree-shadowed grounds.
The Maasai Ostrich Farm, which is Kenya’s largest, was established in 1991. Named after the semi-nomadic ethnic group living in the area, the Maasai Farm ships feathers, meat, skins, and live ostrich throughout Kenya and abroad.
Around 700 birds of two breeds are maintained: the blue-neck or Somali ostrich and the Maasai ostrich, which has a pink neck and legs.
Things To Do At The Maasai Ostrich Farm
- Bird Watching
- Eat Ostrich Meat
- Ride an Ostrich
- Spend a weekend at the Resort
- Tour the Ostrich Farm
Maasai Ostrich Farm Resort
Maasai Ostrich Resort is a luxurious resort located 45 km from Nairobi on the Athi River/Kitengela plains. One hour drive from the city centre and seven km off Namanga road.
The spacious double rooms and cottages are all ensuite,tasteful and private. The Masai Ostrich Farm Resort surrounded by beautiful gardens has become a haven of peace for travel weary guests. An ideal spot for family outings,with a fully fledged swimming pool,tennis court,and sauna. The outside barbeque or locally known “Mbuni choma Ranch” area has become a great favourite with many guests, who have a choice of dinning either inside the cool Makuti roofed hut,which is very spacious or out by the pool side under the trees, Our spaciality is Char-grilled Ostrich meat (famously known for its low chorestrol) grilled or fried to your preferred taste.A continental buffet is also available for groups over 15 pax.
Relax and enjoy yourself by the pool with the compliments of the hotel.
Guests from all walks of life continue to experience this giant sized bird and believe you me, your friends will never believe that you actually had the courage to do something completely different. Our riders and birds have been a spectacle at many entertainment venues around the country. They have entertained Royalties and Presidents alike.
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the Ostrich in a tour of the farm.
Dine by the barbecue Mbuni choma Ranch, a spacious dining room or under tree shades by the poolside. The specialty of char-grilled fillet, famous for its low cholesterol is a must bite while at this popular joint.
Wedding functions in the lush green manicured lawns have become so popular and more so, the traditional ostrich chariots – ride by the bride and groom after tying the knots.
The resort offers various facilities e.g. Trust falls, high scales and slippery tug of war etc, and they are made available free of charge for groups and companies engaged in team building activities.
How to get to Maasai Ostrich Farm
By road: Masai Ostrich Farm is located 45 kilometers from Nairobi on Athi River/ Kitengela plains.
By air: Masai Ostrich Farm is about 30 minutes from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and one and half hours from the Namanga/Tanzania border.
A Map of Maasai Ostrich Farm
Maasai Ostrich Farm Contacts
Attraction Type: Wildlife, Scenery & Landscapes
Category: Birding Site, Farm or Plantation
City / Town:Nairobi
Road / Street: Enkasiti Road
Telephone: +254 50 250 2128, +254 50 250 2129
Email: [email protected]
Entrance Fee: Yes