Kitengela Hot Glass Studio

Masai Ln, Nairobi, Kenya

Roughly a 45-minute drive from central Nairobi, the Kitengela Hot Glass Studio is a wonderfully eccentric spot located over the river from the southern side of Nairobi National Park. Here, recycled glass is melted down and hand blown into unique glasses, bowls, vases, and more. The glassblowing takes place in an open-sided shed with a high, curved roof, and regular demonstrations of the process are scheduled throughout the day. There’s also a store and café hung with glass trinkets. Everything from the pathways to the brick walls in this special place is embedded with colorful shards of glass. Park at Rolf’s Place, and take the rope bridge across the river for the most exciting arrival.

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