Si chochote isipokuwa upendo! 

A country close to my heart and still on my bucket list to explore. From the beach loungers to the adventurers to the wildlife lovers, Kenya can cater to any type of traveller. The country is situated in eastern Africa. Its neighbouring countries are Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The capital and largest city is Nairobi and the local currency is Kenyan shillings (KES).

Fun Fact! Lake Victoria is the world’s largest tropical lake and second-largest freshwater lake!

If you’d like to know more interesting facts about this African country, click here.

So, let’s break this country up into PARTS.


Kenya is home to more than 40 ethnic groups with the biggest ethnic groups being: Kikuyu, Luhya, Kalenjin, Luo, Kamba, Somali and Kisii. Kiswahili and English are the country’s official languages with more than 60 other native languages are commonly spoken too.


If you’re in the capital, Nairobi, why not visit the national museum to get a historical insight on Kenya, or how about the Maasai market, this lively market sells traditional Kenyan craft and materials. Karura Teracess, is a great place for hikers and adventurers with scenic trails surrounded by forestry.

Read our ultimate guide for more information about attractions in Nairobi.

Mt. Kenya, this is the largest Mountain in Kenya and a UNESCO World heritage site.

Chalbi Desert: located in the north of the county and a beautiful, different kind of adventure.

Gede ruins; this archaeological site is a glimpse into the 12th century Kenyan civilisation.

Lamu old town is the oldest Swahili settlement in East Africa. This UNESCO World heritage site feels like a step back into time.

Visit the National parks; Now we can’t talk about Kenya without mentioning its wildlife. There are 50 national parks all over the country. Here are a few of my favourites.

Nairobi national park and safari walk are an experience of a lifetime. Masai Mara: the most popular national park is home to the big 5 and other fantastic wildlife. Why not book a safari trip with them and get up close and personal.

Lake System: this protected area is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to 13 endangered bird species.

Rituals and Culture

Christianity is the dominant religion with Islam being the second largest religion.

Typical Kenyan staple foods are corn, bread and vegetables. Some local specialties are Mdazi (fried dough balls), Ugali (maize eaten with meat stew or vegetables), chapati (flatbread), Nyama Choma (Grilled meat)


– Only drink bottled water

– Protect your skin! Especially if you will be travelling on open Safaris, you can imagine how hot it can get. Remember to stay hydrated and pack lots of sunscreen on.

– Know your location! It is illegal to take pictures and videos of government buildings in Kenya.

– Keep your wits about you, especially if you are a solo female traveller. Petty crimes are common in the big city and solo females are an easier target.


For more travel advice check out; FCO: Travel Advice 

Outside of the UK: Please check your government’s travel advice carefully.



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