Fun Facts about Kenya

FUN FACT #1: Kenya is the world’s 47th largest country – about the size of Texas and features 23 terrestrial National Parks, 28 terrestrial National Reserves, 4 marine National Parks, 6 marine National Reserves and 4 national sanctuaries.

Hell's Gate National Park, Naivasha, Kenya. Credit: Ninara (Flickr)

Hell’s Gate National Park, Naivasha, Kenya. Credit: Ninara (Flickr)

FUN FACT #2: Coffee is the biggest income generator for the country as an export product – if you have not tried Kenyan coffee – don’t wait any longer. Tourism is the next biggest income generator.

FUN FACT #3: Some of the oldest records of man’s history in palaeontology were discovered in Kenya.

FUN FACT #4: 20 million years ago, when the Earth’s crust split – it formed the famous Great Rift Valley that thousands of visitors visit annually.

FUN FACT #5: Kenyan environmentalist Professor Wangari Maathai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. She was the first African woman to do so.