About Kenya

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About Kenya

Karibu Kenya - Welcome to Kenya


Kenya is high on many safari seekers’ list and its not hard to understand why. “Safari means “journey” in Swahili and it is in Kenya that the safari began and continues to flourish. This remarkable country has some of the most dramatic game viewing in Africa, including the famous legendary plains of the Masai Mara with wall-to-wall game and migration of a million wildebeest; there is the fabled African tribe, the tall, red-robed Masai; there is the iconic snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, and the great game reserve of Amboseli, and Tsavo, with the Laikipia Plateau in the north fast becoming one of Kenya’s hottest game destinations.

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kenya - Museums, Sites & Monuments

Nairobi National Museum was initiated in 1910. The museum closed for refurbishment in 2006 and re-opened in 2008 as a World Class Museum complete with shopping and dining facilities.

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Built in 1912, Karen Blixen Museum was home to Danish Author, poet and Artist- Karen Blixen. 

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Lamu Museums are located in the North Coast, a World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful & serene locations on the African continent.  

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Kapenguria Museum is a landmark in Kenya’s history as this is the location where six of the most influential leaders in the struggle for independence were detained.  

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Built in 1846 and known as the first Church in Kenya, Rabai Museum, popularly known as Krapf Memorial Museum, is attributed to the beginning of Christianity and education in Kenya.  

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Located in Mombasa Island, Fort Jesus Museum was built to secure the safety of Portuguese living on the East Coast of Africa. 

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Gede ruins are remains of a Swahili town. It traces its origin to the Twelfth Century and was rebuilt with new town walls in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries.  

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Situated along the Eastern shores of Lake Turkana is Koobi Fora Site and Museum, a World Heritage Site also popularly known as the Cradle of Mankind. 

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 Established in 1974, Kitale Museum was previously known as Stoneham Museum named after Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Stoneham, who founded the museum in 1926.

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 Located in Kisumu town, Kisumu Museum presents Western Kenya’s rich cultural and natural heritage.

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Built in 1913, this Old PC's office building was fondly referred to as 'Hatches, Matches and Dispatches' because of the births, marriages and deaths that were recorded here.

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Located along Magadi road, an hour's drive away from Nairobi, Olorgesailie pre-historic site museum is world renown as the "hand axe factory", attributed as the only place in the world with the largest number.  

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The Desert Museum is located in Loiyangalani, on the Eastern shores of Lake Turkana popularly known as the Jade Sea.

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 Located along Langata road, Uhuru Gardens is a national monument and Kenya’s largest memorial park.

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Built in 1959, and a National Monument, Kenyatta House commemorates the place where negotiation for the country's independence took place.  

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