Kenya Facts

© Early evening over Nairobi

Kenya Facts highlights features of Kenya, a country still regarded by many as the iconic African Safari destination. Immortalized in print and on screen Kenya continues to attract visitors. Kenya Facts shares some information on the country.

Kenya Facts

Capital: Nairobi


Languages: English and Kiswahili are the official languages. Other major languages include Kikuyu


Best time to visit: Kenya provides an all year round safari travel experience, however some places may be closed during the rainy seasons - March/April and November


Currency: Kenya Schilling [Ksh]

Attractions:

Kenya is considered the home of the African safari and is still the first name mooted when people are planning their first safari. Kenya's most famous attraction is undoubtedly the Masai Mara where the annual wildebeest migration passes through on its wanderings.

Date of independence:

12.12.1963. Kenya was one of the most infamous of colonies of Africa due to its colonialists' excesses. Kenya gained independence from Britain after a few years of guerilla warfare, also known as the Mau Mau insurgency. The first president of independent Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, called for national unity.

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