Why You Should Visit Kenya At Least Once In Your Life
Ever heard of Ugali, Matoke or Nyama Choma? Kenya has a lot of delicious dishes to offer.
Meet the People
There are more than 40 different ethnic groups in this country speaking more than 60 languages. Local tribes with history and fascinating culture. Spending time with the locals is definitely one of the best reasons to visit Kenya!
The country is named after Mt. Kenya. 17,057 feet high, it is the highest point in the country and the second-highest (after Mt Kilimanjaro) in Africa.
The culture is very diverse and all of the different ethnic groups and tribes have their own traditions. You can find so many varieties of dances, music, festivals, food, and just about everything that’s a part of a cultural experience.
Kenya has more than fifty of the world’s most breathtaking national parks and is home to some of earth’s most threatened wildlife. Some say Kenya is the best place in the world for a Safari – we agree!
Of all its many attractions, Kenya’s most enduring is the genuine warmth of its people. Best known of its ethnic groups are the scarlet-cloaked Maasai, who live a lifestyle that has remained unchanged for centuries. Known for their jumping dance and warrior skills, This group of people is semi-nomadic, although they are reasonably dependent on the market economy.
Walk Across the Equator
In Kenya you are able to cross the equator, and stand with one foot in the southern hemisphere and one foot in the northern hemisphere. Kenya is one of just thirteen countries that straddles the equator.
Coffee is our favorite but majority of Kenyans actually prefer tea. Once you’ve sipped tea here, you’ll never regard this delicious drink in quite the same light again. Clear and aromatic, pure Kenyan leaves fresh from the bush taste quite different.
Great Rift Valley
Scientists have estimated that the Great Rift Valley found in Kenya was formed over 20 million years ago when the Earth’s crust began to split.
More Facts About Kenya
Scientists believe that Kenya may have been the birthplace of human beings. Bones of early ancestors were found in the Turkana Basin.
Coffee and tourism are the biggest industries but Kenya’s main exports are herbs and tea.
Kenyan’s drink all of their beverages at room temperature. Many Kenyans don’t own refrigerators, so they keep their food products and drinks at room temperature.
It is a criminal act to hunt any protected animal in Kenya.
The two official languages of Kenya are English and Swahili, but there are dozens of indigenous languages spoken throughout the country.
Kenya is widely known around the world for its distance runners. The country frequently has runners win Olympic medals for middle and distance running.
The country’s main imports
include machinery, vehicles,
plastics and transport equipment.
School is free in Kenya, but many children are too busy to go to classes. They help their families by working the land, tending cattle, cooking, or fetching water.
Located between Indian Ocean & Lake Victoria lead to people from all over Africa and the Middle East travelling and trading across it for centuries and creating today’s diverse culture.
Kenya’s Lamu Island, located off the northeast coast, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is car-free.
Before the arrival of European colonists in the late 19th Century, the land was just a part of a larger region simply called East Africa.
The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.”