Fast Facts | Kenya Style

  • Bunnik Tours
  • 22 Jan 20

Kenya – we’ve all heard the name, but how much do you actually know about this East African gem? Known for its diverse scenery and wildlife safaris, Kenya is a truly unique country. Let’s take a look at some fast facts about this incredible place.

The place to come close to the 'Big Five'

The term ‘Big Five’ was originally coined by hunters to describe Africa’s most elusive wild animals. The African Lion, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, African Leopard and White Rhinoceros were difficult and dangerous for hunters to catch. These days Kenya’s Big Five are protected by conservation laws and it is a criminal act to hunt any protected animals.

Lioness

 

One of the world's leading safari destinations

Kenya is home to some of the world’s leading safari destinations. Lake Nakuru is one of the Great Rift Valley’s soda lakes and it’s a fantastic place to spot many different bird species (including flamingos) and rhinos. Maasai Mara National Reserve is another great location to channel your inner David Attenborough. You’ll be sure to spot many different animals along the open savannahs such as lions, cheetah, elephants, zebras and hippos.

Jeep

Maasai Mara is best known for the annual Great Wildebeest Migration, when over two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelles move through the ecosystem in search of green pasture.

 

Home to Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa

Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya is the highest peak in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa (behind Mount Kilimanjaro). It is a stratovolcano that was created some 3 million years ago.

With its ragged, snow-topped peaks and forest covered slopes, Mount Kenya is an awesome sight.

 

The location of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Developed from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world.

It also helped pioneer wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

Elephants

 

A land of many languages

There is a total of 68 languages spoken in Kenya, which reflects the country’s diverse population. The two official languages are Swahili and English.

Maasai

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