INFORMATION ABOUT THE COUNTRY
Capital – Nairobi
Currency- Uhuru Kenyatta
Languages spoken- Swahili Language, English Language
Type of government- Presidential system, Representative democracy, Republic
Size of country-
Time zone- (UTC+3)
TOP CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COUNTRY
The Great Migration. Millions of plains game move in an endless cycle of birth and death
from Tanzania's Serengeti to Kenya's Masai Mara.
Eyeball Big Game. Visiting Kenya's legendary national parks and game reserves almost
guarantees that you'll see the Big Five as well as huge herds of plains animals and
hundreds of colorful birds.
Africa's Fabled Tribe. The tall and dignified red-robed Masai have held explorers,
adventurers, and writers in thrall for centuries.
Beach Escapes. Miles of white sandy beaches lined by an azure ocean and water sports
galore. From diving and snorkeling to windsurfing, there's something for everyone.
Turn Back the Past. Check out ancient history along the coast where Arab traders and
Vasco da Gama once sailed. In the World Heritage tiny town of Lamu you'll find an Arabic
way of life unchanged for centuries
SOMETHING ABOUT THE AIESEC ENTITY
Number of AIESEC entities in the country.- 9
Number of members in AIESEC in the countryNumber of Members : 1180
Number of exchanges they do in GCDP.
President of that AIESEC Kenya– Maiyo Kipkemboi
UNIQUE POINTS ABOUT THE CULTURE
Music & Dance
Traditionally, Kenyan music originates from several sources. Many of the Nomadic tribes of this
region share some common ground in the use of songs and chants, particularly among Maa
Kenya’s culture exemplifies the art of adornment and decoration, and history shows that this has
been a long and influential tradition. Throughout the country, there are many examples of rock
art and cave painting by early man, and of similar designs and motifs carried through recent
Kenya's Rich Culture
Kenya has a culture born of countless sources. This region has been crossed by the paths of a
long and complex history. From the prehistoric records of early man to the present day, Kenya
has been a land of unending change, contrasts and diversity.
The staple and most common food in Kenya is a cornmeal starch made into a thick paste known as
ugali. It is heavy and hearty and goes down well with fried vegetables or any kind of meat stew.
Along with ugali, sukuma wiki (known as collard greens in English) is a staple vegetable in the Kenyan
diet. It is normally sliced very thin, and fried in oil, along with onions and tomatoes. Many Kenyans eat
ugali and sukuma wiki as a standard meal.
Originally from the influence of Indians, flatbread chapatis are popular in Kenya, and all over East
Irio is a combination of potatoes, green peas and kernels of corn mashed up into a heavy nutritious
starch. It’s often enjoyed with beans, stew, meat or just with some sukuma wiki
Maharagwe is a delicious Kenyan dish made with kidney beans in a coconut curry soup. The bean stew
is best when eaten with a starch like rice or ugali.
Nyama Choma (meat) / Kuku Choma (chicken)
Nyama choma is the East African style of roasted meat. Real grazed meat or chicken is freshly
butchered and slow roasted over coals with nothing more than salt.
Kenyan stews are characterized by chunks of meat, potatoes, carrots and other small vegetables boiled
down with a few spices to make a flavorful soupy stew.
PLACES TO VISIT
Masai Mara National Reserve
The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the top tourist attractions in Kenya and the country’s most popular game park.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is a relatively small park located close to the Tanzania border at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain,
Mount Kilimanjaro. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free -ranging elephants.
Lake Nakuru is a very shallow lake in central Kenya. The lake’s abundance of algae attracts vast quantities of lesser
flamingos, sometimes more than one million at once. Often called the greatest bird spectacle on earth, the flamingos are one
of Kenya’s top attractions
Tsavo National Park
Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest in the world. Due to its size the park was divided into Tsavo
West and Tsavo East
Lamu Island is a part of Kenya’s Lamu Archipelago, and has managed to stay unspoiled and untouched by the mass tourism
that has hit much of Kenya’s coastline. As the oldest living town in Kenya, Lamu Town has retained all the charm and
character built up over centuries.
ount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The mountain offers a
beautiful sight. Its series of peaks are crowned with snow, and its slopes are covered with forest
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN THE COUNTRY
There’s nothing more famous about Kenya than going on a safari to one of the many national parks or reserves
located throughout the country. The most famous wildlife viewing sanctuaries include Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Lake
Nakuru and Tsavo East.
Witness the Wildbeest Migration
Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya, along with the Serengeti in Tanzania, share the annual Wildebeest migration .
Relax on the East African Coast
The East African Indian Ocean coast is one of the best places in the world to take it easy and enjoy a beach holiday
Cultural Travel on the Island of Lamu
Just off the coast of Kenya is a small cultural island called Lamu.
Climb Mount Kenya
Not nearly as popular as neighboring giant Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya remains Africa’s second tallest peak and
is often considered a more challenging climb.
Hike Through Hell’s Gate
Growing up in Kenya, one of my favorite things to do was take a trip with my friends to Hell’s Gate National Park .
River Raft the Tana River
Whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Tana River in Kenya are becoming popular activities in the country.
Hang Out on Lake Victoria
Kisumu is one of the choice cities in Kenya to visit that is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, the African great
There’s no denying that Nairobi doesn’t always get the best reputation. Sure, there is crime within the city, but if you