Kenya is a lovely country that is located in East Africa. It shares the coastlines with the Indian Ocean.
Recognized as one of the most biologically diverse countries globally, Kenya is home to over 390 documented species of mammals, a third of which are endemic to the country.
With its stunning natural landscapes and rich history, this country is considered one of the best natural resources in Africa. It’s also renowned for being one of the most industrialized and developed countries on the continent.
Kenya occupies a large landmass that measures 580,367 square kilometers. With an area that is basically tropical savanna terrain with pockets of grassland and forests, the animal population of Kenya is abundant.
It’s also has a fascinating capital city that is bustling with industrialization.
Human ancestors once inhabited the land that Kenya covers today.
Their fossils are found in the caves, and among these are fossils of prehistoric animals and humans that are believed to have inhabited the land more than 20 million years ago.
This beguiling country has a population of about 54,961,293 people who originate from various ethnic groups.
The majority of Kenya’s population are Africans who speak English, Swahili, or Kiswahili as their mother tongue.
The Swahili Civilization and culture that we see today began around the 8th century when the Swahili people went to trade in the Indian Ocean.
They got influenced by Arabic, Indian, Persian, and Chinese cultures. It flourished in the 11th century CE. Trade and the spread of Islam culture helped keep this culture alive.
Besides its bustling capital, Kenya is renowned to the world for its two wildlife safari spots- Maasai Maara Reserve and Amboseli National Park.
Maasai Mara is a beautiful wildlife reserve that offers views of annual wildebeest migrations, whereas Amboseli National Park offers views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
You can find the “Big Five” (lion. buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard, and elephant) of Africa in Kenya’s Masai Mara. Besides, there is an abundant number of other wild animals, reptiles, and bird species on its national parks and game reserves.
Kenya’s diverse wildlife and unique landscapes are the top factors to check out in Kenya besides the adventures it beholds.
Best time to visit Kenya
The best months to visit Kenya is during the dry season that starts from July and lasts till September. These are the months when you can witness the Great Migration, where millions of wildebeests and zebra migrate in herds to find food and shelter.
December is also a great time to explore the country as there is less rainfall and higher chances of seeing migratory birds.
If you are traveling on a budget, visit Kenya during the rainy seasons.
The peak long rains occur in March, April, and May.