Want to know more about Kenya? Here are some Interesting Facts about Kenya that you probably didn’t know before reading this!
KENYA HAS 536 KILOMETRES OF COASTLINE
It might not be the first beach destination that you think of in the world, but it has some extraordinary beaches with the finest white sand and turquoise water.Malindi, Diani beach, and Watamu are just a few of the most popular beach destinations along the 536-kilometer coastline.
SOME OF THE MOST FAMOUS LONG DISTANCE RUNNERS ARE KENYANS
No matter which Marathon in the world, there will be several Kenyans attending, and they are very likely to be winning. Some of the most famous and successful long-distance runners are of Kenyan origins.
THE FIRST AFRICAN WOMAN TO WIN A NOBEL PEACE PRICE WAS KENYAN
Professor 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 will always be remembered.
HOME TO THE MAASAI MARA
Kenya is home to the Big Five, also known as Lions, Elephants, Leopard, Rhinoceros, and Cape buffalo. They can all be found in the Maasai Mara for example, which is also where the yearly wildebeest migration takes part from Serengeti National Park.
Maasai Mara is also home to the Maasai people, known for their jumping dance and warrior skills. Besides, the Nairobi National Park is the only game reserve in the world located the within the Capital City – Nairobi.
AGRICULTURE IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMY
A majority of the locals work within agriculture. Coffee is one of the most valued of Kenyan exports. Other agricultural exports include tea and flowers.
From 1920 until 1963, it was part of the British Empire in Africa. Luckily, the Kenyans gained their independence in 1963 on the 12th of December.
The climate can be divided into two distinct seasons, namely rainy season and dry season. The nature will be very green and lush right after the rain period is finished.
COFFEE AND TEA ARE THE MOST VALUABLE EXPORT
Coffee is big business in Kenya, and every year more than 110,187,000 is produced and exported to various countries, including the US.
In fact, it is so valuable for the locals that most Kenyans don’t drink coffee, but instead, they will have a cup of tea. Only a small amount of the coffee produced is sold domestically.
KENYANS CAN ENJOY THE FREEDOM OF WORSHIP
There are many religions present in Kenya, and the population can enjoy a freedom of religion, which means that the government will not decide which faith the people should follow.
Kenya has the highest number of butterfly’s species in the world as documented by international union of conservation of nature (IUCN)
Kenya has the highest number of bird’s species in the world over two thousands species as documented by bird life international
THE SIXTH WONDER OF THE WORLD
The Maasai Mara wild best which cross river Mara every year same time and in the same route
This digital money transfer technology was started in Kenya and has taken the whole world in a storm
All of the African animals of the Big Five can be found in Kenya. There is also a rare kind of beetle that rolls dung balls.