Kenya has the most famous safari destinations in the world. Along with this, it also has very many different cultural groups which can be experienced in a visit to this county. In this presentation, I have information about the themes of geography in Kenya.
One interesting landform found in Kenya is called the Great Rift Valley, which is the longest trench on the planet's surface. Also found in Kenya is Mount Kenya, the country's highest mountain. You can also find the Chalbi Dessert, which is 62,000 square miles in length.
Video footage of the Great Rift Valley.
Kenya has tropical climate, but also has some regional variations, which depend on the altitude. The dry season of the country is June to October, and the wet season is Novemeber to May. Another fact about the weather in Kenya is that the temperature drops 6 degrees Celsius for every 100 meters climbed.
A video on Kenya's climate.
Kenya has many bodies of water in the country. Mara River, Mida Creek, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Lake Oloidien, Lake Bogoria, and Dunga Bay are all found in Kenya. The Indian Ocean, Lake Victoria, and Lake Turkana all border it, along with the following countries: Ethopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Place is what makes an area different than others. Place is described in two different ways: physical differences and human differences.
There are two major cultural groups found in Kenya. The first one is called the Bantu tribes. There are three variations in this tribe, which are the Kikuyu, the Lunya, and the Kamba. The other cultural group found is the Nilotic tribes. They have four variations, which are the Luo, the Kalenilin, the Maasai, and the Turkana.
A video about a Maasai village.
The people of Kenya celebrate many of the same holidays as people in the United States, like Christmas, New Year's, and Easter. However, they have two holidays that we do not have. The first one is called Jamburi Day. This always falls on Deceember 12 because it is the day they got their independence. The other holiday unique to their country is called Madaraka Day. This holiday always falls on June 1 because it was the day they got internal self-rule before getting complete independence.
A video about protests that happened on Madaraka Day last year.
Kenya has a representative government and a republic. Kenya used to be separated into 8 different provinces under administration of the provincial commissioner. Their developed system of government has two levels: national government and country government. Also, their general election is every 5 years.
Human-environment interaction is the relationship between people and their environment and how they work together. The people affect the environment in Kenya by growing many crops.
An environmental problem that is currently in Kenya is deforestation. Solutions that have been offered to this problem is something called the grassroots movement. Another problem is overusing their water resources. The solution to this is planning the irrigation of their sugar plantations. The final problem is animal poaching, and to solve this, there has been many national parks and reserves made to protect wildlife.
Region is areas that can be grouped together by a set of things specific to the area. Kenya is divided into 8 separate regions, with a total of 47,997,844 people living in the entire country. The area of the country is 224,445 square miles, with the population being 78.83 people per square kilometer.
The education system in Kenya includes primary, secondary, vocational, and tertiary schools. This follows the 8-4-4 curriculum. Their educational system is very similar to the one in the United States. The literacy rate in males is 81.1% and 74.9% in women in Kenya, while the life expectancy is 61.1 years in males and 65.8 years in females. The per capita GDP is $1133.46 US dollars and is located in the tropical climate zone.
The Mau Mau movement had many violent rebellions against the British when trying to gain independence. The British had beat them several times throughout the years, but granted Kenya their independence anyways. They granted them their independence on December 12, 1963, which was the same day their flag was adopted. Kenya's flag (pictured in the background) has black, white, red, and green horizontal stripes. The Maasai shield is pictured in the center.
A video of Kenya's national anthem.
Kenya uses modern technology like us. Some of their technology includes laptops, computers, tablets, and phones. However, their transportation is quite different than ours. Their main modes of transportation are buses, trains, and matatus.
A video explaining how cell phones are used in schools for educational purposes.
One current event is that Kenya's government's opinion on their refugee camp (pictured in background). The government threatened to close it on February 9, 2017. The judge ruled this discriminatory and allowed the refugee camp to stay. The government wanted to close the camp because they felt it was a threat.
Above is a quick summary of this event.
Another current event is that seven doctors in Kenya were put into jail. This is in result of a strike they went on. The protested for better pay. These protests took place on February 14, 2017.
Kenya is a great place to travel to! Something that everyone will love seeing is the many animal reserves and parks. There, you can go on safaris and see all the wildlife of the area.
Another cool experience is seeing Mount Kenya. You can see many great views here.
Another place to see some great views is on Lake Naivasha. This is the highest point of the Great Rift Valley.
Something else that is unique to Kenya is experiencing their culture. You can visit many different tribe villages and get to see what it is like to live a day in their villages.
The Malindi beach resort is a great place to stay! It is very relaxing and includes many pools. Along with pools, there is only a short walk to the beach.
Along with these great things to do, their climate is perfect year round! Because of their moderate temperatures, anytime is perfect to visit!
Some of the top tourist attractions in Kenya.
A day in the life of a high school resident
The average high school school day in Kenya lasts from 7:30-4:00. They have 9 different periods for 30-40 minutes each, and an hour lunch break. They are required to wear uniforms. After school ends at 4:00, everyone is required to participate in a sports team until 5:30. The most popular sport in Kenya is soccer. If they have large families, when they come home from school, they start their chores and help fix dinner for their families.