10 Most Fascinating Travel Facts about Kenya

10 Most Fascinating Travel Facts about Kenya

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Kenya is a great travel destination for wildlife enthusiasts, who will be left awe-inspired by unique creatures such as the wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, red elephants and pink flamingos. Go on safaris to spot these animals and take their pictures. This is just one of the many things you can do in the truly beautiful Kenya. Nevertheless, even before exploring these options and landing in the country, we believe you should go through the 10 most fascinating travel facts about Kenya. Thereafter, you can improvise travel itinerary as per your requirements.

  • Did you know that Kenya hosts the “World Cup of Wildlife” which is also one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World”? We’re talking about the Great Wildebeest Migration that takes place annually! Around 1.5 million wildebeests, 20000 zebras and numerous antelopes travel across the country during this annual movement.

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  • Kakamega is a natural wonderland for avid watchers of butterflies, birds and snakes. See these: Crowned Eagle, Gold’s Cobra, Bush Viper, Black and White-casqued Hornbill, Blue Monkeys.

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  • Kenya’s Great Rift Valley came into existence nearly 20 million years ago, when the Earth’s crust was splitting apart.

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  • The highest mountain is Mount Kenya, reaching a height of 5199 meters.

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  • The Embu tribe, living in the southeastern side of Mount Kenya, is renowned for dancing on stilts. This is done by menfolk putting on long black coats and white masks.

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                        • Kenyans prefer tea to coffee. Coffee is exported in most of the cases.
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                                                      • The earliest known remains of humans was discovered in Kenya. Scientists believe that they are the ancestors of Kenyans.

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                                                      • The natives of Kenya prefer to drink all their beverages either hot or at room temperature.

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                                                                        • Meet the Maasai, if possible. The people of this tribe are tall and aggressive warriors. Quite surprisingly, the men of the tribe greet each other by spitting. A lot has been studied about the Maasai as they live near hotspots such as Serengeti and Ngorongoro.

                                                         

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                                                      • Crying Stone of Ilesi: Located in Kakamega, this is a 7-feet stone resembling a gowned figure who is in tears from head to toe. According to villagers, when the stone ‘cries’ it is a good omen! There’ll be a huge harvest.

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