Over the outside table protected from the sun by the tree canopy,hang bird feeders recycled from plastic bottles.
The many different species that feed here are a joy to observe. Nani puts out a bird book for visitors to check; from waxbill firefinches, cordon-bleus to weavers, red-winged starlings, grosbeaks and bulbuls, pin-tailed whydahs, canaries and indigo birds, paradise flycatchers and many others.
And if you venture down to the gorge you might see the legendary finfoot after whom the Silole Sanctuary, the space across the Studio, adjacent buffer to the National Park was formed.
In Watamu cats and dogs live together.
Imagining Kitengela without dogs is not possible. From old Kilo, the mix of ridgeback-labrador-blue heeler, the star in our film "The Glass Story" by Katrin Ender, Rottweiler Tolstoi, Jack-Russel terriers, Dachsies, Jacksies, CoCo and daughter Sheeba and many ohters.
The small ones are all friendly and affectionate. The big ones are also protecting the area and the people.
Tolstoi as mattress for Barbara
Animals are a large part of the Kitengela studios.
Domestic and farm animals, retirees and orphans all find a home here.
Every animal is welcome at Kitengela.
You will find different domesticated species of animals at Kitengela.
Keep your eyes open!
Kasuku and other parrots are sitting in the garden. If you hear a friendly "Hello" it's Kasuku calling you, waiting to be entertained.
The Egyptian vulture has taking care of the garden for over 34 years. He is kind but very shy.
Rabbits, and a huge amount of different and special poultry are living around the private zone.
Situated across the gorge is the Nairobi National Park. Very close to Kitengela area you can frequently see wild animals like zebras, giraffes, antilopes and buffalos.
And sometimes during the night, you can hear the roar of lions or caugh of a leopard.
Little hyraxs are living directly in the gorge behind the swimmingpool and are kind and cute little neighbours. Recently they hav invaded the compounds and live in all the houses, leaving their tell-tale smell and droppings.
The kitchen bushbabies in the ceiling are a joy to watch on an evening if you don't mind wildlife over your head whilst dining.
Our baboons however are less cute but numerous and very cheeky.