Awesome Facts About Kenya

For those who are not entirely familiar with their Atlas, Kenya is a gorgeous little country on the Eastern side of Africa. She is home to the second-highest mountain in the continent (Mt. Kenya), home to the Maasai Mara and her breathtaking annual wildebeest migration, home to a majority of the world athletics champions and home to an insanely gorgeous coastal line that just so happens to include Mombasa and Lamu.

Although Kenya is synonymous with quite a few wonderful things, ski holidays and winter sports is not one of those things. We are in the tropics, and on this side of the sun, we have breathtakingly beautiful weather.

Kenya is a touristic mammoth. That’s how beautiful this country is. But as world-famous, as she may be in some circuits, there are still some facts about this country that even Kenyans are not too familiar with. The following are a number of fun facts about Kenya.

1. Kenya is the World’s Leading Safari Destination

The World Travel Awards recognized Kenya as the World’s Leading Safari Destination in 2018, winning the award four years in a row.

2. Kenya has 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage Sites are places that are recognized as being of great physical or cultural significance. It is a privilege that only some of the most exclusive locations in the world hold; these are places worth preserving, and Kenya has 6 of them!

  • Fort Jesus, Mombasa
  • Lamu Old Town
  • Mount Kenya Forest
  • The Sacred Kaya Forest, South Coast
  • Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
  • Lake Turkana

3. The first African Woman To Win The Nobel Peace Prize Was A Kenyan

Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to win a Nobel peace prize in 2004. Sadly, she passed away in cancer in 2011. But she is always in our thoughts and prayers.

4. Close Encounters With the Big Five

The Big Five was originally used by game hunters to describe Africa’s hardest animals to hunt. These days, laws have been introduced in most African countries to protect the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, black and white species of rhinoceros and the African leopard.

5. It Has The Second-Highest Mountain In Africa

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest (after Mt Kilimanjaro) in Africa.

 

In Conclusion

Kenya is a land of many wonders and we hope you enjoyed our list of the 5 awesome facts about Kenya.

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