Culture of Kenya and Geography: usueful information
Kenya is believed to be the cradle of humanity, dating back to about 2 million years ago. Its modern history however begins with the Arab settlements in the 700s, followed by the Portuguese and the British. Kenya became a British protectorate in 1890, and remained under British rule till independence in December 1963.
Kenyan culture is an eclectic mix of varied cultures. However, despite this varied mix, it has over the years developed and identity all of its own. Unique and purely Kenyan, the culture of the people here is a blend of traditional and modern. With more than 40 different ethnic groups in Kenya, it is not surprising that each has its own individual characteristics; however, these together form Kenya’s true identity. From its music and dance, to its traditional clothing and handicrafts, Kenya is vibrant and colourful.Situated on the eastern coast of Africa, Kenya shares her boarders with Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia and the Indian Ocean. The region is characterised for its diverse topography that ranges from low-lying lands to fertile coastal regions surrounded by coral reefs and islands.