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Anselm Kitengela Hot Glass

Off Masai Lodge/Magadi Rd, nr. Ongata Rongai, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 722 523284
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my favourite place in the world. magic ... relaxing worm ...impossible to get bored, so many things... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roxana S
A Great place for all the family

After many years in Kenya I finally got around to visiting Kitengela Hot Glass. The road is not... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
GastroNinja
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Kitengela Glass split into two separately owned glass companies 20 years ago. Anselm's glass blowing studio (with 25 years of expertise) in the planetarium dome makes blown & cast items, beads, lighting and architectural installations in an eco-friendly environment next to the Nairobi National Park. He also has a small cafe serving fresh sandwiches, coffee and juices. Alternatively Nani's company offers stained glass, rudimentary glass blowing, accommodation and animals. A visit to both companies is recommended, as they have very different ethos and products. Welcome!
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Off Masai Lodge/Magadi Rd, nr. Ongata Rongai, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my favourite place in the world. magic ... relaxing worm ...impossible to get bored, so many things so see and explore. i hope i will be back rather sooner than later

Thank Roxana S
Kitengelaglass, Owner at Anselm Kitengela Hot Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Roxana. We too, hope you will be back sooner, not later! With fond regards from us all at Kitengela Hot Glass.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

After many years in Kenya I finally got around to visiting Kitengela Hot Glass. The road is not great and i wouldn’t want to drive it if there had been rain. That said It was well worthwhile. From the moment you get close with the...More

Thank GastroNinja
Kitengelaglass, Owner at Anselm Kitengela Hot Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hiya - glad you liked the experience. The Easter island head used to have glass eyes, but target practices from herdsboys blinded him, so we patched it. Thanks for the review. Anselm

Reviewed 1 March 2017

There are really two places here: Anselm Kitengala (the glassware factory) and Kitengala Glass (a more general art studio). Anselm Kitengala is the first place on the left, you have to walk just a bit further down the road to get to Kitengala Glass. Anselm...More

Thank Daniel L
Kitengelaglass, Owner at Anselm Kitengela Hot Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hiya Daniel. Thanks for the review, and taking the time to visit. Apparently the road is being tarmacked soon - so the days of distance will be a thing of the past. Fingers x-ed! Warm regards, Anselm.

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This place is out in the middle of nowhere accessed by a very bumpy road. If using Uber order something other than a passenger car. The factory is like a fairytale land with funky structures, farm animals and a crazy expansion bridge. The glass was...More

2  Thank dvick_or
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We parked our car at Masai Lodge and trekked a short distance to the cliff side housing the wire suspension bridge to Anselm. The bridge is totally scary but a great adrenaline rush which makes for great comradery at the end of the scary walk....More

Thank Christine M
Kitengelaglass, Owner at Anselm Kitengela Hot Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Christine. Thanks for the review and recommendation. Warm regards, Anselm

Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is a one day trip (a little less). Except for the traffic it's a pretty reasonable ride out of Nairobi. Expect about 1& half hours there and a little less back into the city. The road is a little rough at the end but...More

Thank Svend H
Reviewed 12 July 2016

It's a rough road. Once you pass Nazarene University, the road is no longer paved. It is really bumpy. I should note that even some of the paved part are bumpy because of potholes. I'm happy to say that it's worth the drive, as long...More

Thank MrsJeff
Kitengelaglass, Owner at Anselm Kitengela Hot Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2016

Thanks for the sweet review. You are very kind. Anselm

Reviewed 11 July 2016

The road was a bit bumpy, but trust me, when you get there you shall be most pleasantly surprised! A demonstration should be treated as an eyebrow opener!!! There is also a coffee shop, well worth having an espresso for a short break. Only grey...More

1  Thank Stavros C
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I visited during the holiday in June 1. What a huge disconnect between the store fronts they have in upmarket malls and the place where they produce the glass work. Kitengela Glass could do with some serious refurbishing/renovating/sprucing up. It looked so neglected. Not worth...More

Thank Sightseer254
Kitengelaglass, Owner at Anselm Kitengela Hot Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2016

Hi there, thank you for your review. We are very sorry that you didn’t think the trip was worthwhile - could you be more specific regarding refurbishing/renovating/sprucing up? Many visitors come to visit us to get out of town, browse our wholesale store and take...More

Reviewed 27 May 2016

I had two days in Nairobi and l used Google maps to reach the location , unfortunately it took me to the market in Helen's Junction and l had to ask the salesman inside for a map to reach the workshop , it was obviously...More

1  Thank LamaKhatieb
Kitengelaglass, Owner at Anselm Kitengela Hot Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2016

Hi there. Sorry for the confusion. We have two shops in Nairobi, and one at the studio, which is a little ways out of town. Hopefully you will be back soon - and we can give you precise directions (email anselm@kitengela.com). Thanks

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