Kenya Facts, Currency, Population, Wildlife, Map And Flag

Kenya is rated among the top spectacular safari destinations in the world, offering a wide variety of activities to engage in and explore which include its endless miles of white sand beaches on the coast, the rich diversity of wildlife including the big five, the verdant green vegetations and then the arid desert irrespective of your preferences, you will certainly find something fulfilling in this amazing destination. Below we have highlighted the top 30 things to do in Kenya on your safari.

When you read about the history of this beautiful country, you will not fail to come across the name Karen Blixen. She was one of the early white settlers who lived in this country and fought for the rights of the local Kenyan people against the oppressive colonial forces at the time.

Kenya at a glance

Independence: Since 1963

President: William Ruto

Capital: Nairobi

Language: Swahili, English

Time Zone: (GMT+03:00) Nairobi

Currency: KES (Kenya Shillings)

Dialing code: +254




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Kenya is a country rich in cultural diversity and natural beauty and is known for its scenic landscapes and abundant wildlife.

Geographically, Kenya boasts a variety of landscapes, from the lush green highlands and the Great Rift Valley to arid deserts and the pristine coastline along the Indian Ocean. This diversity of environments supports a wide range of wildlife and has made Kenya one of the top safari destinations in East Africa. National parks such as Maasai Mara, Amboseli, and Tsavo are home to the Big Five: lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffaloes, not to mention the spectacular annual wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara.

Kenya was a British colony from the late 19th century until 1963 when it gained independence under the leadership of Jomo Kenyatta.

Today, Kenya’s economy is the largest and most dynamic in East Africa, with key sectors including agriculture, manufacturing, services, and tourism. Coffee and tea are major agricultural exports, contributing significantly to the economy.

Culturally, Kenya is a tapestry of ethnic groups, each with its languages and traditions. Major ethnic groups include the Kikuyu, Luo, Maasai, and Kalenjin, among others. Swahili and English are the official languages, facilitating a cultural exchange that makes Kenya a unique place to visit and study.

Kenya is renowned globally for its dominance in long-distance and marathon running, attributed to the high-altitude training in regions like Iten. This athletic prowess showcases Kenyans’ determination and focus, qualities that resonate through other aspects of Kenyan life.

Despite facing challenges such as political tensions, socioeconomic disparities, and environmental issues, Kenya continues to play a significant role in regional and international affairs, driven by a resilient and hopeful spirit that characterizes its people and their vision for the future.

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1 day Nairobi city tour

1 Day Nairobi City Tour

Just minutes from the busy streets of the capital, you can get up close and feed a giraffe, watch baby orphan elephants play in the mud in a special orphanage, feed giraffes in an urban sanctuary, and visit the legendary home of Karen Blixen, creator of “Out of Africa.” There is a lot to see and do in this full-day adventure around Nairobi. Let JimJam Safaris show you the many gems that will make your vacation unforgettable.

9 days Kenya Safari

9 Days Ultimate Kenya Safari

Visit Kenya’s famous national parks and tourist destinations namely; Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Hell’s Gate, Aberdare National Park, Amboseli National Park, and Tsavo National Park. This safari starts and ends in Nairobi. The first day of the adventure will take you to Masai Mara National Reserve for a full-day game drive and a great time meeting the famous wild beasts and wildlife.

11 Days Masai Mara and Mgahinga gorillas

11 Days Gorilla Trekking And Masai Mara

Safari starts in Mombasa and ends in Kigali. The first day of the adventure will take you to Masai Mara National Reserve for a full-day game dive and a great time meeting the famous wild beasts and wildlife. The safari will continue to Lake Nakuru National Park which is famously known as “A beautiful wildlife haven” While there, you will enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru.

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