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Why is Kenya more famous than most other African countries?
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|Why is Kenya more famous than most other African countries? by Kenyans247(1): Tue Dec 2019 09:09am|
This is an interesting question, I’ve also found myself wondering why Kenya is so well known compared to most other African countries, so I did a bit of digging, and here’s what I found:
It is considered the cradle of mankind:
Kenya has the largest number of fossil human remains appr. 1000 individuals than any other country in Africa.
Kenya has the oldest human remains going back to 7 million year old from Turgen Hills, Baringo (oldest in Ethiopia = 4.5 million years ; S.Africa ca 3 million years, Tanzania = 2 million years.
Kenya has some of the most complete skeletons e.g Turkana Boy (1.6 Million years), which provided a great wealth of information regarding early human physiology than anywhere in the world.
Kenya is endowed with many prehistory sites scattered all along the Rift Valley (north to south) and western Kenya.
Kenya has the longest and most complete record of human evolution (and possibly the link between humans and apes).
In addition to the fossil record, there is a long record of technological evolution (with tools as old as 2.3 million years).
There is a wide genetic representation among some of its people (Turkana) pointing to the fact that humans have been here for a very long time.
Read more Facts about Kenya as the cradle of mankind at: CRADLE OF MANKIND
2. We have amazing wildlife. Kenya is home to the Big 5; Lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Rhinos and Leopards. There is an abundance of diverse wildlife in Kenya. We have Oryx, Antelopes, Giraffes, Impalas, Hippo, White Rhinos, Zebras, Crocodiles, Cheetahs, and many others.
3. The great wildebeest migration takes place in Kenya – Tanzania. Considered as one of the most breathtaking natural events in the world, the concentration of wildebeest is spectacular; sometime the herd is comprised of over a million at the height of the migration. The migration is between, the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya
4. The rift valley (which is the longest -6,300 km- and deepest geographical fault of its kind on earth) cuts across 11 countries, one of which -you guessed it- is Kenya. According to astronauts who have observed the earth from space, the rift valley is the most visible geographical fault on the face of the planet.
5. Kenya is a great tourist destination, thanks to the weather. Kenya is located in the tropics so it’s mostly sunny (at times uncomfortably so for us locals). Some come to see the wildlife, see the sights and experience the culture.
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