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Kitengela is a plain in Kenya, located south of capital Nairobimarker. There is also a town named Kitengela in the area.

Close to Nairobi National Parkmarker is also 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.

Kitengela town

Kitengela town is located in just south of Nairobimarker borders. The town is part of the Kajiado District. Kitengela has an urban population of 8378 [26735]

Near Kitengela town is the Maasai Ostrich Park, a fairly popular tourist destination 7 km off the Nairobi - Arushamarker road. It is also a place where Jockeys train for Ostrich racing [26736]. Ostrich races are held at the farm on Sundays and occasionally at the Ngong Racecoursemarker in Nairobi.

The Athi River townmarker is next to Kitengela, but is part of the Machakos Districtmarker in Eastern Provincemarker, while Kitengela belongs to Kajiado District in the Rift Valley Provincemarker.

See also

  • Isinyamarker, a town located south of Kitengela


External links

  • http://www.scidev.net/content/features/eng/urban-planning-the-maasai-way.cfm



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