Kenya Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 60%, Kenya is the place that many of us think of first when we imagine Colonial Africa. Even today, the days of British Colonial rule can still be felt throughout the country; from cities such as Nairobi, to the game parks of the Masai Mara National Reserve, there is no denying the impact that the Brits had on East Africa. But regardless of this fact, the Kenyans still offer up more than enough of their own unique culture, that there's no doubt that they are now masters of their own destiny. This is perhaps most evident during the annual Mashujaa (Hero's) Day festivities, which in many ways encompasses everything that makes Kenya distinctive. This unique cultural blend can be further witnessed with a trip to Lamu Island, a UNESCO-listed island off the coast that is one of Africa's most interesting bastions of Swahili culture. For those of you who like a challenge, there aren't many greater than an assault on Mt. Kenya, one of the continent's premiere treks. As a truly classic destination, Kenya represents everything that most of us dream of when we think of Africa.
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Have you ever wondered where the last bouquet of roses that you bought came from? Chances are you never thought of Lake Naivasha, Kenya, a freshwater lake that is increasingly being identified with the large floriculture industry....
Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa at 5,199 meters (17,057 ft), surrounded by small glaciers and forested slopes, containing several endemic species. The local Kikuyu people regard it as the realm of their god Ngai....
The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is an exceptional place to see the migration of animals. Picture a vast plain filled with thousands of Thomson's Gazelle, wildebeest or zebras and you still may not understand the scope o....
Step back in time with a visit to Kenya's Lamu Island, where you will be transported back to what Africa must have been like hundreds of years ago. Often overshadowed by its more famous island neighbors, it is easily the best pr....
|Coordinates:||1 00 N, 38 00 E|
|Main Languages:||English, Swahili |
|Currency:||Kenyan Shillings (KES)|
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- Location: Kenya