Kenya is revered by anthropologists as the ‘cradle of humanity’. It has the globe’s most magnificent wildlife parks, unsullied beaches, thriving coral reefs, memorable mountain escarpments and ancient Swahili cities.
The Swahili word safari literally means journey. It wouldn’t mean much to most people if it wasn’t for this East African adventure land which is known for the annual mass migration of wildebeests in the Masai Mara!
Kenya’s history dates back six million years, when ‘Millennium Man’ first walked the Tugen Hills and began his long journey back to the stars. With an evolutionary record stretching back 25 million years, Kenya is the motherland of mankind. It is the adopted home of over 40 different ethnic migrant groups who wandered here from Ethiopia, the Nile and the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. After that came the formation of the various language groups who developed their own religions, traditions, governments and ruling systems in which they dictated their way of life, managing to keep alive their trade and occupations.
After this period the white settlers arrived, followed by the fight for liberation, which gave birth to the Mau Mau freedom fighters and the rise of the Kenyan heroes.
In recent history, Kenya gained independence in 1963 with Kenyatta becoming Kenya’s first president. When Kenyatta died in 1978, Daniel Arap Moi became President, and in the democratic multiparty elections in 1992 and 1997 he was re-elected. The current president Uhuru Mugai Kenyatta is a Kenyan politician and the 4th president of the Republic of Kenya.
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