Monday, December 20, 2021

Kitengela Hot Glass

Ever wondered where bottles or glasses end up after they have been used and tossed aside? well, maybe not! but if you have, then look no further than Kitengela Glass where you will find some really beautiful pieces for sale made from recycled glass and also get to watch artisans go through the whole process of creating these pieces. Kitengela Hot Glass neighbors Nairobi National Park and getting there is an adventure in itself because you can't rely on google maps and the road leading to the place is a mess. Actually, can it even be considered a road? hmmm?! all I can say is, a sturdy car and good driving skills are required but if you look on the bright side of things, that's just part of the adventure right? 

The first time my sister and I attempted a visit Kitengela Hot Glass we got lost because we were using google maps and that took us round in circles so we aborted the mission when it finally dawned upon us that we were lost and wouldn't be able to find the place. I still wanted to give it another shot so I went to their website here where I was able to get directions and even call while on the way, for guidance. They were pretty good about it and very helpful in ensuring that we were on the right track. We finally made it on the second attempt and I am so glad that we finally did get to visit.

The place is very bright and colorful which I loved and I enjoyed watching the whole glass blowing process by the artisans going on about their work. On a visit to Kitengela Hot Glass you can walk around the compound admiring the colorful decor, do some shopping for your home as they have really cute pieces that are sure to brighten up any space, or just chill at the cafe area with a drink and snacks while taking in the cool ambience. 

We also got to get on the famous nearby hanging bridge that links Kitengela Hot Glass to Silole sanctuary which adjoins the Nairobi National Park and has various nature based activities to partake in. The bridge is suspended 100 meters (328 feet) above a deep river valley and the view is really beautiful once you get over how scary it is walking across the swinging bridge

That's it folks! we had a really good time at Kitengela and after we had our fill of all the beautiful art, we stopped by the nearby beautiful Maasai Lodge for lunch and a bit of relaxation before heading back home. Here are some bonus photos I took from the lodge, a visit is highly recommended especially if you looking for some rest and relaxation.

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