Kenya Fun Facts and Printables for Kids.
Kenya tops any other country in the world! The Big Five is a term used by hunters to describe Africa’s hardest animals to hunt: Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Rhinoceros, and Cape Buffalo. These days, laws are in place to protect most of these animals, but that doesn’t mean you can’t admire them from afar.
When asked to write a piece listing fun facts about Kenya, my country of birth, I immediately thought it would be easy peasy. After all, this East African gem is well documented for its wildlife diversity, has made many headline news in the last decade in its fight against illegal ivory trade and is globally renown for its long-distance gold champions.
Kenya is home to the Big Five, also known as Lions, Elephants, Leopard, Rhinoceros, and Cape Buffalo. They can all be found in the Maasai Mara for example, which is also where the yearly wildebeest migration takes part from Serengeti National Park. Maasai Mara is also home to the Maasai people, known for their jumping dance and warrior skills.
Here are some interesting facts about Mount Kenya. Mount Kenya is 17,057 feet high. It is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, after Mount Kilimanjaro. An area of 276 square miles around the mountain’s centre is designated as a National Park, as well as a World Heritage site.
This film focuses on the lives of people in rural Kenya. It features a family building a home made from locally sourced materials, including sticks and mud, followed by an introduction to the.
Kenya descended into violence and chaos following Dec. 2007's presidential election. Preliminary results had opposition candidate Raila Odinga, of the Orange Democratic Movement, defeating incumbent Kibaki, 57% to 39%. In the days after the election, however, Odinga's lead dwindled and Kenya's electoral commission declared Kibaki the winner, 46.
Dwellings in Kibera, Nairobi Kenya (ca. 2008) Kibera (Nubian: Forest or Jungle) is a division of Nairobi Area, Kenya, and neighbourhood of the city of Nairobi, 6.6 kilometres (4.1 mi) from the city centre. Kibera is the largest slum in Nairobi, and the largest urban slum in Africa.