8 Things That Surprise Foreigners About Kenya

Even after reading guidebooks, many tourists still go to Kenya expecting to see only tribal culture and lions. While they probably will see those aspects of Kenya, there are a lot of other things they’ll see that they weren’t necessarily expecting. Kenya’s colorful history and growing economy mean that the country is more diverse and nuanced than typical Western stereotypes lead us to believe. Rural populations have become more urbanized, wildlife can be found in unexpected places, and culture means more than just “tribal.” Here are 8 things that surprise foreigners about Kenya.


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