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Published on January 1st, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

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10 FACTY THINGS ABOUT KENYA

Love the Lion King? Then you’re going to love Kenya. Here are some fun facts to get you excited. 

1. BROKEN PLACE

Kenya’s bizarre, jagged Marafa Depression is known as the ‘place broken by itself’

2. CLOSER ENCOUNTERS

Nairobi’s Giraffe Manor hotel is surrounded by a giraffe sanctuary, with giraffes frequently popping their heads in the window to say hello guests

3. MEAT FEST

Nairobi’s all-you-can-eat Carnivore restaurant serves crocodile, ostrich, camel, chicken, beef, lamb, pork, and bull testicles all grilled on charcoal and served on swords

4. KILLER CAVE

Kenya’s Kitum Cave has been used by wild animals as a salt lick for centuries. It’s also home to a deadly, bat-borne virus.

5. NO CARS GO

Kenya’s Lamu Island is car-free

6. ANCIENT VALLEY

The Great Rift Valley was formed more than 20 million years ago

7. HIPPO HUT

Lake Naivasha is home to the unique Hippo Point lodging, a 40m tall and 12m wide hotel that blends in with the local scenery, allowing supreme hippo watching

8. RUNNING GROUP

Kenya’s Kalenjin tribe has been dubbed ‘the running tribe’ for its unbelievable ability to spawn world record breaking runners

9. THANKS DAD

At a Masai wedding it is customary for the bride’s father to bless his daughter by spitting on her

10. MULTILINGUAL

69 different languages are spoken in Kenya

 

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