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Why The Rest Of Africa Should Make A Visit To Kenya

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Written by See Africa Today

Most people know Kenya for its distance runners and the wildlife but this is just the tip of the iceberg of what a visit to Kenya is all about.

Africa is well known for its diversity in terms of wildlife, geographical features, rich minerals, and diverse languages.

A visit to Kenya shows you how much Africa is endowed in terms of geographical features, hospitality industry and wildlife.

However, Kenya does not have a lot of minerals like some of her African counterparts. Nonetheless, it has just enough to serve different sectors of the economy.

Kenya stands out from the rest of Africa as it has fewer minerals and in terms of resources it is viewed among the least. The question most of you are asking yourself is how come Kenya is well-known? Why should it be the destination for other African countries?

See Africa Today answers these questions. So, read on.

Tourists welcomed in Kenya

Tourists are welcomed in Kenya at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa. Photo/Kenya News Agency

Why You Should Visit Kenya?

There is so much that this East African country has to offer. You can bet your last bottom dollar that a visit to Kenya is the gateway to African adventure.

Therefore, here is what makes Kenya a top destination in Africa

The People

Kenya is known throughout the world for the warmth her people show guests. With a population of 47 million people; you can’t help but notice how her people are jovial and welcoming.

A visit to Kenya makes you realize how Kenyans show the power of unity online. On the ground, they go out of their way to please guests.

With more than 42 tribes, the Maasai and Samburu are the most renowned tribes due to their unique culture. It is this sense of identity that they maintain to safeguard their heritage.

Through the modernization of the world, tribes in Kenya are fighting to restore their lost culture in order to stand out from the rest of the world.

Technology

Kenya is the best in Africa when it comes to innovation and this is where most Kenyan’s strive to compensate for the lack of resources.

For instance, M-Pesa is a Kenyan innovation. It solved mobile money transfer issues especially for Kenyans who had banking issues.

M-Pesa is now accessible in every part of the country and one can send or receive money in over 200 countries. A visit to Kenya shows you how well this innovation works and the thousands of job opportunities it created for Kenyans.

A study carried out by Surfshark; a cybersecurity company placed Kenya as the best e-infrastructure in Africa. This means that Kenya has the best digital technology and computational resources in Africa.

There is more happening to Kenya’s tech world especially with the development of Tatu City, touted to be the leading Tech Hub in Africa.

Tallest Buildings in Africa

Nairobi is home to the 3rd, 5th and 7th highest buildings in Africa. Britam Towers is the tallest building standing at 200 meters, followed by Nairobi GTC Office Tower at 184 meters.

UAP Old Mutual Tower soars at163 meters.

Britam tower became the first building in Africa to be ranked 10th best skyscraper in the world by the Emporis Skyscrapers Awards.

GTC has been under construction since July 2015 and was completed in December 2021 which is Africa headquarters for Chinese firm Avic.

Nairobi GTC Hotel Tower gets an honorable mention as it’s expected to host the studded US chain JW Marriott that is operated by Marriott International.  This makes Kenya the best to host conferences and meetings across Africa.

Wildlife

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Elephants at Amboseli National Park. [Photo by Pebble Travel]

Kenya is well known for its National Parks and Game Reserves. The good news for visitors is that nature begins as fast as they set foot off the plane at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Nairobi National Park which constitutes the Ivory Burning Monument, an Animal Orphanage, and the Nairobi National Walk is one of the leading tourist attractions in the world.

Moreover, 140miles (225 Kilometers) from the city is Maasai Mara National Reserve which is home to the 8th wonder of the world. This greatest spectacle happens every year between July and October. The Mara is home to be big five; lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo plus hundreds of other animals and species.

One cannot complete a visit to Kenya without visiting the Coastal Region. And to be specific that is Watamu and Diani beaches. Watamu is ranked 2nd and Diani 3rd in the best beaches in Africa.

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See Africa Today

Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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