National Museums of Kenya

Where Heritage Lives on

A GUIDE TO THE PLANTS OF NAIROBI CITY PARK

This guide builds on an initial biodiversity assessment of the park carried out by the National Museums of Kenya scientists since 2009. This work that includes 558 species of plants, of which 81 are described in detail and illustrated with colour photographs, is intended to stimulate interest in the park and enhance awareness of the need for its continued conservation.

We salute the important contributions of the Nairobi County Government and the Friends of City Park who with this beautifully designed guidebook are delivering a timely reminder of just what it makes Nairobi City Park such vital and special part of our national heritage

Geoffrey Mwachala, Itambo Malombe, Paul M. Kirika and Judith Nyamai are botanists with extensive experience of the flora of Kenya, all serving at the East African Herbarium, National Museums of Kenya.

All Museums are Now Open

Welcome Back

We are thrilled to welcome you back to The Museums of Kenya after more than seven long months of closure. All our Museums and Sites across the country are now open to the public.

Our Rates
We’ve made a few changes to ensure you can safely enjoy your visit:
Face masks are required for the protection of yourself and others.
We ask that you keep a safe distance apart during your visit. Staff are on-hand to advise and there are markers throughout the Museum to guide you. Please be considerate to other visitors and staff.
Hand sanitiser stations can be found throughout the Museum. Please wash or sanitise your hands regularly.
We have introduced extra cleaning measures for your protection.
Please do not visit if you feel unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms.

SWAHILI CLASSES

We Currently have both face to face and online classes via zoom. Kindly email us for booking arrangements

RISSEA SWAHILI LANGUAGE COURSES
The National Museums of Kenya Heritage Training institute (formally RISSEA) offers Swahili classes in Nairobi at the National Museums of Kenya Headquarters.
The Institute offers Four Modules :-
1. Swahili Language (Swahili Basic Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced)
2. Swahili Literature and Performance
3. Swahili History and Identity
4. Anthropology of the Swahili

Online Schedule for 2021

Class Commences as per Schedule
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

Monday 11th Jan to Friday 5th Feb 4 weeks
Monday 8th Feb to Friday 5th March 4 weeks
Monday 8th March to Thursday 1st April 4 weeks
Monday 6th April to Friday 30th April 4 weeks
Monday 3rd May to Friday 28th May 4 weeks
Monday 31st May to Friday 25th June 4 weeks
Monday 5th July to Friday 30th July 4 weeks
Monday 2nd Aug to Friday 27th Aug 4 weeks
Monday 30th Aug to Friday 24th Sept 4 weeks
Monday 27th Sept to Friday 22nd Oct 4 weeks
Monday 25th Oct to Friday 19th Nov 4 weeks
Monday 22nd Nov to Friday 17th Dec 4 weeks

COST
USD 300 / KES 30,000 PER MONTH


 Face to Face Classes 
Class Commences as per Schedule
Time: 9:00am to 11:00am

Monday 11th Jan to Friday 5th Feb 4 weeks
Monday 8th Feb to Friday 5th March 4 weeks
Monday 8th March to Thursday 1st April 4 weeks
Monday 6th April to Friday 30th April 4 weeks
Monday 3rd May to Friday 28th May 4 weeks
Monday 31st May to Friday 25th June 4 weeks
Monday 5th July to Friday 30th July 4 weeks
Monday 2nd Aug to Friday 27th Aug 4 weeks
Monday 30th Aug to Friday 24th Sept 4 weeks
Monday 27th Sept to Friday 22nd Oct 4 weeks
Monday 25th Oct to Friday 19th Nov 4 weeks
Monday 22nd Nov to Friday 17th Dec 4 weeks

COST
USD 350 / KES 35,000 PER MONTH

SWAHILI LANGUAGE COURSES
The National Museums of Kenya Heritage Training institute (formally RISSEA) offers Swahili classes in Nairobi at the National Museums of Kenya Headquarters.
The Beginners’ Course
The Beginners’ Course comprises of basic knowledge of Swahili. Thus, our students are able to have basic conversations and perform everyday tasks, such as shopping, bargaining, socializing, making travel arrangements and other basic survival skills.The Beginners’ Course is tailored for regular students attending 2 hours a day, Monday to Friday. The course starts every calendar month and is of 4 weeks duration. Lessons start every morning at 09.00 am and end at 11.00 am in the morning. It has two levels.

The Intermediate Course
The Intermediate Course is building on the Beginners’ Course and working on students’ all-round language confidence. The aim of this course is to enable students to write essays, translate simple documents, reading newspapers and novels.The Intermediate Course is tailored for regular students attending 2 hours a day, Monday to Friday. The Intermediate Course starts every calendar month and is of 4 weeks duration. Lessons start every morning at 11.00 am and end at 1.00 pm in the afternoon. It has two levels.

The Advanced Course
The Advanced Course teaches students to express difficult concepts in Swahili and emphasizes on literature, poetry and translation of complex documents.The Advanced Course is tailored for regular students attending 2 hours a day, Monday to Friday. The Advanced Course starts every calendar month and is of 4 weeks duration. Lessons start every after noon at 02.00 pm and end at 04.00pm in the afternoon. . It has two levels.

Evening Lessons
Evening Lessons cater for people from all levels of language proficiency. Regular Evening Lessons start every calendar month and is of 4 weeks duration. Lessons start every evening at 6.00 pm and end at 08.00 in the evening. Evening class schedule depend on the quorum from three students.

Full Immersion ‘Crash-Course’
Our Full Immersion ‘Crash-Course’ caters for students who wish to squeeze as many hours of tuition and knowledge absorption as possible within a limited time frame. The goal is for the student to be conversant in Swahili within 1 week. The Full Immersion ‘Crash-Course’ starts every two, and is of 1 weeks duration. There is more emphasis on conversation and communication, and less emphasis on grammar ,for our students choosing the Full Immersion ‘Crash-Course’. Lessons start every morning at 09.00 am and end at 1.00 pm in the afternoon. Booking to be done four days before the class commences.

More lessons offered are:
• Private Lessons
• Semi-private Lessons
• Tailor made Programmes

Private Lessons
The Private Lessons, cater for learners who require a tailor made programme, with respect to the learners’ level of language proficiency, as well as flexibility as to time schedule and venue. As to the number of learners, this programme caters for 1, up to a maximum of 2 individuals. This depends on the availability of the Tutors.
Semi-private Lessons
The Semi-private Lessons cater for small groups of learners which similarly to Private Lessons, require a tailor made programme, with respect to the learners’ level of language proficiency, as well as flexibility as to time schedule. As to the number of learners, this programme caters for a minimum of 3 individuals. This depends on the availability of Tutors.

Online Bookings Only.
For more information contact:
Tel: +254-722611533
Munira Mohammed: munira@museums.or.ke
RISSEA Liaison office is at the Louis Leakey Memorial building next to Cultural Heritage department door number A14.

Mombasa Contact.

Khalid Omar Mohamed Kitito
Coordinator, NMK-HTI
P. O. Box 82412-80100, Mombasa
Mobile: +254728030512