Today’s review: Kenya Fisheries Service, Sagana
So Sagana is in Kirinyaga County. So we cheated on Murang’a County.
We popped in here given it is less than 2km from Nokras Riverine Sagana. A government facility established in 1940 and home to 3 government ministries: Agriculture, Marine (which ministry is this under) and I forget the third one. Mommy brain is real. It has over 150 fish ponds! The largest fishery institution in East Africa.
It’s holiday season so we got skeleton staff and very little activity. But we got to see the hatcheries though they were empty, we fed the Koi and gold fish, the tilapia and the mudfish. They have a training school (for both short visits and certification level), a research institution, a commercial centre (focuses on both fingerlings and adult fish), they offer support services to anyone wanting to farm fish or simply keep them in the house. They’ve got acres and acres of beautiful ponds that are great photography scenes. I understand during the active season you can request for a private fishing trip. They also offer classes on fish preparation and cooking. They have conferencing facilities including catering services. Basically, they are your one stop shop for anything ornamental, tilapia and mud fish.
Entry is free if a group less than 5 pax.
Location is right after the train station at Sagana.
Amakove rating: 7/10. I hope to come back when they are fully in session.