The Ostrich Farm
Masai Ostrich Resort & Masai Cultural Village Visit
Masai Ostrich Resort/Park is located 45 kilometers from Nairobi on the Athi River/Kitengela Plains and 30 minutes from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The Ostrich Park is 7 kilometers off the Nairobi – Arusha road. Set in 200 acres of rolling grasslands, the Ostrich Farm supplies Kenya and overseas countries with Ostrich Meat, Feathers, Skins and Livestock since 1991. The Ostriches have been trained and ridden for many years. People all over the world continue to experience riding this giant sized bird.
Masai Ostrich Resort borders the Kitengela Game Conservation Area populated with Buffalo, Masai Giraffe, Black Rhino, Eland, Impala, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle, Common and Defassa Waterbuck, Hippopotamus, Warthog, Olive Baboon, Monkeys and the attendant carnivores – Lion, Spotted Hyena, Cheetah, Jackals, Bat-eared Fox and smaller carnivores. The diversity of species is decreasing in the Kitengela area adjacent to the Nairobi National Park, where land-uses not compatible with wildlife are increasing.
Masai Ostrich Park is a fairly popular tourist destination as it is a place where Jockeys train for Ostrich racing. Ostrich races are held at the farm on Sundays and occasionally at the Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi. A visit to Ostrich farm with a guided tour enables you learn about Ostrich rearing from an egg to a fully grown Ostrich. An ostrich is slaughtered at 8 months because the quality and taste of its meat is achieved during that period of growth. There is also the opportunity to view and hand-feed the ostriches, and if the weather is good, you can even take an ostrich ride!