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Facts about Kenya that you never knew

Facts about Kenya that you never knew : Have you only lately made the decision to enter the great world of global volunteer programs? Kenya is incredibly well-liked as a travel safari destination, and for good reason. When you’re not volunteering, there is a tone to see and do there. We have a tone of amusing facts that will whet the appetites of people who are curious to learn more about the location as well as those who just adore general knowledge before you board that plane and take off to this magnificent country. Plan and prepare yourself for a Kenya safari with the following facts you will not regret.

Here are our fun facts about Kenya that you never knew.

Fact 1.

In 2004, Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan, became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She was a well-known political, social, and environmental activist in Kenya.

Fact 2.

Did you know that the most common greeting is “Jambo”? When wishing someone a good day in Kenya, just say “Jambo”! Because in the English language, this is the closest translation to “hi” or “hello.”

Fact 3.

It might be a pleasant surprise to learn that automobiles are driven on the left-hand side of the road, just like at home, if you are driving from the UK to Kenya because it will make things less confusing for you.

Fact 4.

Kenya is honored to be the home of the well-known Maasai Mara National Reserve. The Big Five game animals the lion, elephant, leopard, black-and-white rhinoceros, and buffalo can be found here. Every year, wildebeests migrate through the Maasai Mara.

With more than two million animals including millions and millions of wildebeests, thousands of zebras, and thousands of other animal species like the Thomson’s gazelles, impalas and many others migrating from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the wildebeest migration is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World” and is unmatched anywhere else on the planet. From July to October, this occurs.

The Maasai people reside in Maasai Mara. The Maasai have a population of roughly 500,000 and occupy a land area of 160,000 square km. They are well recognized for their legendary fighting prowess, fashionable garb, and amazing jumping dancing abilities.

Fact 5.


Kenya has 536 kilometres of coastline. Kenya boasts some very magnificent coastline with lovely white sand and alluring blue waters, even though you would not immediately think of Kenya when you think of glamorous beach locations.

Just a few of the popular choices for beach locations along this lengthy stretch of coastline include Diani Beach, Malindi, and Watamu.

Facts about Kenya that you never knew
Diani Beach

Fact 6.


Kenya has between 54 and 60 different languages spoken there. The five biggest groupings, with more than a million speakers apiece, include those that are closely linked.

  • Kikuyu (20%)

  • Luo (14%)

  • Luyia (13%)

  • Kamba (11%)

  • Kalenjin (6%)

Kenya’s official languages are Swahili and English, and 16% of the population is proficient in English. About 70% of Kenyans speak Swahili as a second language. Swahili is primarily spoken as a first language in coastal regions.

Fact 7.

An essential component of Kenya’s economy is agriculture. The majority of the population in the area works in this business. Flowers and tea are also significant exports from the country, and coffee is acknowledged as one of its most valuable commodities.

Fact 8.

The seasons in Kenya differ slightly from those in the West. While we experience four distinct seasons spring, summer, autumn, and winter in Kenya, there are only two: the rainy season and the dry season.

Fact 9.

Education is free in Kenya. It is also required at the primary education level (8–14). Although kids are not required to attend school once they reach this age (14), secondary school education is still free.

Fact 10.


You will become acquainted with the ugali, a common dish in Kenya, when you visit Kenya on a Kenya safari. All of East Africa considers it to be a staple dish, and Kenya adheres to this as well.

You might be wondering what exactly is in this dish. A form of maize flour mingled known as ugali is generally served with stews, meats, and vegetables. It has a salty, chewy flavor and a consistency akin to mashed potatoes but with a somewhat coarser consistency. It’s a necessity when dining in Kenya.

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