It is possible that if you have not been to Kenya, you imagine a country with extensive plains full of giraffes, lions and Maasai, as shown in the movies. But would there be something else? Here are our 10 curiosities about Kenya to start!

 

  • The official languages ​​of Kenya are English and Swahili, although, due to the great diversity of ethnic groups, 68 languages ​​are spoken throughout the country.
  • In Kenya there are 43 tribes.
  • Coffee is one of the most widely produced products in Kenya.
  • In Kenya there is still the custom for the groom to pay the bride’s family with cows and, legally, he can marry multiple times and have multiple wives.
  • Plastic bags are prohibited.
  • Tourism is the main source of income for the country, and safaris to see wild animals are its main claim. Interestingly, safari means travel in
  • Swahili, one of the official languages ​​of the country, along with English.
  • The people of Kenya are Kenyan.
  • You can see the «big 5».
  • In addition to being able to see the “big 5”, in Kenya there is every year during the months of July and August “the great migration”.
  • The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize was a Kenyan.