Kenya is a land of many cultures and Tribes and there are many opportunities to meet the people and learn their culture and traditions.
At the coast, you will find the Swahili people who are of a mixed Arab and African descent. There are also the Miji Kenda people, a group of nine related tribes. The word Kenda is the Swahili word for number Nine.
Further inland, you will find the Akamba, a Bantu speaking people famous for their trading past. Their land is dry hence the reliance on trade. They have developed an advanced craft industry that makes artifacts popular with tourists.
Moving further inland, you will reach Central province and the Mount Kenya highlands. This is home to other Bantu Tribes, the biggest ones being the Kikuyu, Embu and Meru. There is also the well known Masai, a Nilotic people that live in the central region of Kajiado, near Nairobi.
Further inland past the central highlands, you will reach the Rift Valley province, home to the Nilotic tribes of Masai and Kalenjin. There are also many Kikuyu, Kisii and Luo people living in the Rift Valley.
The Western part of Kenya is home to the Bantu tribes of Luhya and Kisii living next to the Luo, a Nilotic tribe. All these peoples speak different languages and have different customs and practices
In the Northern part of Kenya, you will find several nomadic tribes, the biggest of who are the Samburu, Turkana, Rendille and Somalis. These people practice a nomadic lifestyle due to the dry climate in the area which is only suitable for cattle herding.
Visitors come to Kenya to learn about the different African cultures that exist here. This is usually done through cultural visits and tours where visitors can live with local people for several days or weeks and learn about their way of life.
Sometimes, many life-long friendships are developed between visitors from foreign countries and their kenyan hosts.
For mountaineers (amateur & Pros), here is a great opportunity to climb Mt. Kenya, the second highest in Africa.
Experience the great Jungle atop a hot air balloon and observe the exciting & dangerous life in the wilderness.
Come and Enjoy Snorkelling and Diving in the warm Indian Ocean waters of Kenya coast among the beautiful white corals.
Come and watch great herds of migrating Wilderbeests and the big cats that prey on them.
The most popular fishing hotspots in Kenya are located in the inland lakes and the Indian Ocean.
Popular Camel riding safaris are staged in the northern Kenya wilds, designed for the hardy adventure travelers.
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