Facts About Kenya : Kenya is referred to as the heart of Africa, that boosts with diversity of features; home to all the big fives, scenic landscape that dramatically transforms your sights has you move across the country – starting from the incredible capital city Nairobi, goes to the spectacular escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, to the sweeping plains of the Amboseli National Park and the vast Indian Ocean stretching across the coastline as well as a beautiful culture of the Maasai People. Well, you have been waiting your whole life to adventure the Masai Mara, visit Kenya where your minds will be driven into the land of unique and rewarding adventure.

Below are the highlights of the interesting facts about Kenya you can add to your itinerary- tour package as follows;

Kenya has 50 national parks and reserves

Well, Kenya has got diversity of incredible attractions, game parks and reserves to visit during your time for safaris, probably you have heard of the Masai Mara National Park and Amboseli National Park. Whereby both these game parks are popular safari destinations -Masai Mara known for the great wildebeest migration event that usually occur yearly from the months of July to October and Amboseli offer unbeatable views of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro as well as hosting the world’s largest herds of elephants among others. But can you believe that Kenya has a total of 50 national parks and reserves in Kenya? Truly yes, Kenya has over 22 national parks and 28 national reserves all managed and maintained by the Kenya Wildlife Service. This ensures that the native wildlife of this land is protected against hunters and poachers.

The Great Rift Valley was Formed more than 25 million years ago

This is one of the most stunning and rewarding facts about Kenya. Touring through Kenya from north to south is the Great Rift Valley -greatly known as the East African Rift Valley. This Great Rift Valley was Formed more than 25 million years ago by geological tension in the earth’s crust and estimates 6500 kilometers long and 60 kilometers wide. The fact is that, the wide valley allowed for many lakes to form, creating perfect habitat for the country’s wildlife.

There are over 60 languages spoken in Kenya

Despite is that, Kenya may only have two official languages, Kiswahili ‘’which is referred to as Swahili’’ and English. Yet, there are around 68 languages spoken throughout the country.

While on your Kenya safaris trip, you can greet the locals in Kiswahili with ‘’Jambo’’ which means hello or ‘’Habari’’ means – Good day or how are you?

The First Woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize was from Kenya;

Yes, the first inspirational woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize was from Kenya named ‘’ Wangari Muta Maathai’’. This woman was known as a Kenyan environmental, social and political activist who won the Nobel peace Prize in 2004 for her contribution for the country’s sustainable development, democracy peace.

Mount Kenya is the Second -Highest Mountain in Africa;

More fact about Kenya, hosts the second highest mountain in Africa renowned as Mount Kenya after Mount Kilimanjaro in neighboring Tanzania.

Kenya’s national animal is the East African Lion;

The national animal of Kenya is the East African lion and Kenya as a country hosts diversity of lions in different game parks within the country. Currently, lion species were considered as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Fact, the African Lion is one of the Big 5, come along other incredible African animals including; the African leopards, African elephant, Cape buffalo and the rhinoceros.

Lake Turkana is the world’s largest desert lake;

Truly, Lake Turkana claims to fame as the world largest desert lake and as Kenya’s largest lake. The Lake lies in the north of the Great Rift Valley and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the three Lake Turkana National Park, Sibiloi National Park, Central Island National Park and South Island National Park.

Coffee is the country’s most valuable export;

Well, in 2021- March-Kenya exported coffee to the value of an estimate of 4.56 billion Kenya shillings, over 40.2million in US dollars. Local value coffee as a commodity, whereby most of Kenyan don’t really drink it and a small amount is sold domestically.

Kenya is the world’s leading safari destination;

Kenya has been recognized by the ‘’WTA’’ World Travel Award as the world’s leading safari destination for 2021 – now holding for over seven years.

Kenya is home to the world’s best long -distance runners;

Truly amazing! Kenya to be a home to the world’s best long-distance runners like ‘’ Kalenjin people have produced many world record breaking athletes and long-distance runners that presents Kenya worldwide. More fact, they are known to dominate marathon circuits worldwide.

The Great Wildebeest Migration has no beginning or end point;

Facts About Kenya
Facts About Kenya

Most of visitors think that the Great Migration happens only once a year, not knowing that this natural event tends to occur year-round – meaning it may not start of finish anywhere thus making it one of the most interesting facts about Kenya. The wildebeest, zebra and antelopes migrate in a clockwise loop between Kenya and Tanzania. Also, Kenya’s Masai Mara Nature Reserve famously one of the best locations to witness one of earth’s greatest shows.

What is Kenya Known for?

The fact is that, Kenya is popular for being one of the major world’s best safari destinations, with over 50 magical national parks and reserves that are home to diverse wildlife including the Big5s; Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalos and Rhino.

What is Kenya’s old name?

Kenya is referred to be known as British Kenya, as it was part of the British Empire in Africa from 1920 to 1963. Furthermore, the country gained its independence from Britain on the 12th December 1963 and this date now represents Kenya’s National Day ‘’Jamhuri Day’’.

Get Started Now! A visit to the heart of Africa – a land to diversity of wildlife, attractions, scenic landscape – Kenya Safari Destination which can be combined with other visit to the great mountain gorillas of Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a home to the kingdom of rare primates ‘’ the endangered mountain gorillas’’ whom we share almost the same genetic of 98%. Or you can choose to do Gorilla trekking Safaris in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

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