Places To Visit in Kenya

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Here are the top 3 tourist places in Kenya

1. Mombasa

3.4 /5

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Mombasa is one of Kenya's most popular tourist destinations. The coastal city is located along the Indian Ocean and is the second largest city in Kenya. From thrilling safaris to relaxing beaches, this city has it all. It's also famous for its nightlife.

Best Time: July to September

2. Masai Mara

4.0 /5

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Masai Mara is a well-known national reserve area of Kenya. It is an extremely popular tourist spot as well, on account of the wildlife and exotic bird species that exist here.

Best Time: June to October

3. Nairobi

4.2 /5

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The biggest city and also the capital of Kenya, Nairobi is best known for its charm and architecture that has been well preserved since colonial times. The rich history and the tribal culture of the capital city is well depicted by the astounding landmarks, attracting vacationers from all across the...

Best Time: January to February and June to September

FAQs on Kenya

What is the currency of Kenya?

The official currency of Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling (KES). The most frequently used notes are of denominations KES50, KES100, KES200, KES500, KES1000. Coins are also used. Dollars are accepted here, however, the local currency holds more value. MasterCard, Visa and American Express are the most popularly used cards, accepted by nearly all places.

What is the history of Kenya?

It is believed that people may have lived in Kenya some 2 million years ago. Arabian men had established a few settlements along the coastal areas. This coastal line came under the Portuguese influence during the 1500s. Kenya's biggest ethnic group, Kikuyu, came here only around the start of the 18th century. Kenya was a British protectorate in 1890 and in 1920, it became a colony. Kenyan history is incomplete without mentioning the Mau Mau movement, which came as a bold expression of rebellion in those times.

What is unique about culture of Kenya?

Kenyan culture is rich and varied. A lot of tribes co-exist in this country, most of them being traditionally African groups. These communities are known to be warm and welcoming. Guests are treated with utmost respect by Kenyan families, with a lot of that respect being given to the elderly. Christianity is the predominant religion here, followed by Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. Swahili and English are the official languages of Kenya.

How is Kenya divided into regions?

Prior to 2013, Kenya was divided into 8 provinces. With the new Constitution, the provinces gave way to a total of 46 districts. They are commonly classified into City, Municipality, Town and Country. However, the old provinces of Kenya were the Central province, the Coast, the Eastern province, Nairobi, the North Eastern province, Nyanza, the Rift Valley and the Western province.
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