Kenya’s lamu island, located off the northeast coast, is car free.
It is a criminal act to hunt any protected animal in Kenya. The “Big Five” – African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, black and white species of rhinoceros, and the African leopard – are also being protected in Kenya.
The World Travel Awards recognised Kenya as the World’s Leading Safari Destination in 2017, winning the award three years in a row.
Kenya is in Eastern Africa, with a population of 51.39 million people. Its capital is Nairobi, and their currency is Kenyan Shilling. The official languages are Swahili and English.
They celebrate many holidays including:
- New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
- Moi Memorial Day (Feb 11)
- Good Friday (Date Varies)
- Easter Monday (Date Varies)
- Labor Day (May 1)
- Idd-ul-Fitr (Date Varies)
- Madaraka Day (Jun 1)
- Idd-ul-Azha (Date Varies)
- Huduma Day (Oct 10)
- Mashujaa Day (Oct 20)
- Diwali (Date Varies)
- Jamhuri Day (Dec 12)
- Christmas Day (Dec 25)
- Utamaduni Day (Dec 26)
It has seven world heritage sites including:
- Fort Jesus, Mombasa
- Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
- Lamu Old Town
- Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests
- Thimlich Ohinga Archaeological Site
It also has 25 national parks including: