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10 Things Kenya is Famous For

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10 Things Kenya is Famous For

Bordered to the east by the Indian Ocean and straddling the south of the equator Kenya is one of the best countries to visit in Africa.

It has a gorgeous scenery of hills covered in lush vegetation, patchwork farms, and woodland savannas that conceal a variety of intriguing flora and fauna species, making them some of the top tourist destinations on the continent.

Aside from the wildlife and lush vegetation, Kenya also offers amazing experiences to offer, such as the Maasai of the Rift Valley and the Swahili city-states on the coast.

Here are some ten things Kenya is famous for.

  1. The Nairobi National Park

The Nairobi National park is one of Kenya’s many national parks, home to over 100 different species of animals native to Kenya.

The park is also home to a large number of different birds that flock to this magnificent park.

The Nairobi National Park is one of Kenya’s greatest places for safaris and one of the world’s most popular national parks.

10 Things Kenya is Famous For
The Nairobi National Park
  1. Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya has a special beauty that makes it stand out from all the other mountains in Africa.

It is the highest mountain in Africa and can be seen in many places around Kenya. Mount Kenya is also known as Kibo, standing 5,199 meters high.

The cool winds from Mount Kenya reach even the most remote places of Mount Kenya.

This wind that blows from Mount Kenya makes ice-cold rivers and streams frozen for most of the year by this wind that comes from the mountains.

  1. The Rift Valley

The Rift Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Kenya. The rift valley has a unique and peculiar look unlike any other place in Kenya or Africa.

The Rift Valley is known for its lush green grass, most noticeable during the rainy season when it turns bright green. The Rift Valley covers an enormous area of land and takes up almost 20 percent of Kenya.

This valley stretches through Uganda and Tanzania as well.

  1. Eliud Kipchoge

Eliud Kipchoge is one of Africa’s most accomplished marathon runners. Eliud Kipchoge, who is known by many as the “Kapt-kip,” has made Kenya proud, winning three gold medals at the International Athletics Championships.

Eliud has a record time of 2:03:05 from his gold medal run at the London Marathon.

Kipchoge was also the first to win four gold medals at the World Marathon Majors Championships, held in London.

Eliud Kipchoge is one of Kenya’s greatest athletes and has won more marathons than any other athlete in history.

  1. The Maasai

The Maasai tribe has a special beauty and culture that differs from other tribes in Africa.

The Maasai are known for their distinctive red and white striped clothing, which both men and women wear.

The Maasai are also known for the long earrings made of silver or gold worn by both men and women. The earrings have a special meaning to the Maasai tribe, representing strength.

The Maasai-10 Things Kenya is Famous For
The Maasai
  1. Mount Elgon

Mount Elgon is a towering mountain that reaches an altitude of 5,377 meters above sea level.

Mount Elgon is one of Kenya’s most beautiful places and is known for its cool winds and clear blue skies.

The cool winds from Mount Elgon make the place very suitable for camping and can be used to hunt animals.

Mount. Elgon also has clouds that are also very beautiful at Mount Elgon, with the clouds changing according to the amount of water vapor in the air.

  1. The “Lions of Tsavo.”

The lions of Tsavo are one of Kenya’s most famous animals and are known for their cunningness.

Between March and December 1898, a pair of man-eating male lions known as The Tsavo Man-Eaters killed numerous construction workers on the Kenya-Uganda Railway.

They lived in the Tsavo region of Kenya. Although it was once believed that the lion couple had murdered 135 people altogether, current estimates put the number at 35.

The "Lions of Tsavo."-10 Things Kenya is Famous For
The “Lions of Tsavo.”
  1. The Big Five

Kenya is home to the big game. The Big Five are the Lion, the Elephant, the Leopard, the Buffalo, and the Rhino.

Most game parks and game reserves in the country have either two or three of the five, but the Tsavo, Maasai Mara, and Amboseli national parks have four. Nairobi National Park has all five of them.

Other conservancies, ranches, and game reserves in Kenya have one or two animals and birds they are famous for.

  1. The sunsets in Mombasa

The sunsets in Mombasa are one of the most beautiful sights to see in Kenya. In Mombasa, the sunsets are stunning, and the colors that change every moment cannot be described.

  1. Wildebeest migration

The Great Wildebeest Migration at the Maasai Mara Game Reserve is an all-year event but the fascinating mara river crossing can be witnesed from July to October.

Every year, these majestic creatures travel from the nearby Serengeti into the Maasai Mara and back. The crossing is a magnificent and breathtaking experience where you may admire nature at its finest.

Wildebeest migration-10 Things Kenya is Famous For
Wildebeest migration

In conclusion, Kenya is known for a variety of truly beautiful things. The country’s beauty is not limited to just one thing and can be seen everywhere in Kenya. Kenya is truly one of Africa’s most magnificent places.

 

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