(Last edit 24/3/2017)
Our studios & wholesale shop are located off Magadi Rd (Masai Lodge Rd, past Africa Nazarene University), near Ongata Rongai.
We laid 600 tonnes of rock on the worst bit of the road in mid 2015, so it is bumpy, but accessible by smaller car. 4WD is generally advisable during heavy rains, although not strictly necessary. Don't let your driver take you to Kitengela Town, we are on the Ongata Rongai side.
Studio wholesale shop opening hours – 7 days a week from 8am – 430pm.
Glass blowing demonstrations at the studio continuously from
9am – noon & 1pm – 4pm Tuesday to Saturday, Sunday 9am – 1pm, Monday 8am – noon. See below for blowers annual leave dates.
Max 8 pax groups without booking.
Our glassblowers annual leave this year is from the 21st Dec 2016 to 17th Jan 2017 – so our furnaces are off for that period, but the studio wholesale shop, café and environs remain open – except for the 24th, 25th, 26th Dec & 1st Jan when we will be completely closed.
If you wish to come to the studio by taxi we can recommend Mr Wamae, mobile +254 (0)721 960608. He is reliable, fair and knows exactly where we are.
Directions to the studio:
From Nairobi, at Bomas of Kenya (the Galleria Mall junction) take Magadi road left. 3.5km (after GEMS & Banda schools), then left on Masai lodge Rd. opposite the Hashi petrol station, just before Ongata Rongai. After about 1km (at the top of the small hill after speed bumps), turn right (following the tarmac). Take next left at Manna Bible after 750m. Then you will pass Africa Nazarene on your right. Rough road starts. Small metal bridge. Then carry on (through Tuala town) till the mosque, then first left – follow signs to 'Anselm'.
The back route from Karen to the Masai Lodge road turnoff: from Karen turn right onto Karen road, past the Karen Country Club, left on Bogani road (to the end), then right on Langata South Rd. When Langata South Rd. starts going to the right, take the little slip road on the left onto Syedna Mohammed Burhannuddin Rd (Matbronze junction). Immediately after going through the security barrier, turn left on to Kisembe Road, to the T-Junction, turn right on to Magadi Road. Down Magadi Road, turn left just before Ongata Rongai (opp. Hashi petrol station). This way you will avoid traffic along Langata Road towards Galleria. Ideally have Google maps open so you can double check.