From the vibrant escarpments of the Great Rift Valley to the sweeping plains of the Amboseli National Park and the vast Indian Ocean stretching across the coastline, Kenya is an absolutely incredible and diverse country. But, apart from the wildlife and natural beauty of this place, there are other interesting facts too that will bind you to visit this country at least once in your lifetime.
50 National Parks and Reserves
You’ve probably heard of the Masai Mara National Park and Amboseli National Park. They’re both popular safari destinations and Amboseli offers unbeatable views of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. But did you know there are a total of 50 national parks and reserves in Kenya?
If you are a wildlife lover then it’s a must for you to visit this place and book your stay at MGM Muthu Hotels in Kenya. You can book your stay at different locations like Nairobi, Mombasa, Naivasha and Massai Mara.
25 Million years old Great Rift Valley
This is probably one of the most interesting facts about Kenya. Slicing through Kenya from north to south is the Great Rift Valley, also known as the East African Rift Valley. It was formed more than 25 million years ago by geological tension in the earth’s crust and is approximately 6500 kilometres long and 60 kilometres wide. The wide valley allowed for many lakes to form, creating unique habitats for the country’s wildlife.
While Kenya may only have two official languages, Kiswahili (also referred to as Swahili) and English, there are around 68 languages spoken throughout the country.
Mount Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa
After Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Kenya is the second-highest mountain in Africa.
The world’s largest desert lake
Lake Turkana is the world’s largest desert lake which is located in the north of the Great Rift Valley. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the three Lake Turkana National Parks – Sibiloi National Park, Central Island National Park and South Island National Park.
The world’s leading safari destination
Kenya is recognized with the World Travel Awards for the world’s leading safari, a position it has held for seven years now.
The Great Wildebeest Migration
The wildebeest, zebra and antelope migrate in a clockwise loop between Kenya and Tanzania, and Kenya’s Masai Mara Nature Reserve is one of the best locations to witness one of the earth’s greatest shows.
Feeling thrilled after reading the above amazing facts? Now is the time to pack your bag and start your journey toward Kenya. Book your stay at MGM Muthu Hotels and enjoy the most relaxing and lavish Kenya holiday ever.