6 Cultural Values (To Know When Travelling in Kenya)

6 Cultural Values (To Know When Travelling in Kenya)

Excursion, History, Holiday
Kenya is a crossroad where peoples and cultures from Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia have been meeting for hundreds of years. As a result we’re enriched with cultural and ethnic diversity, and unique and dynamic cultural traditions.We’re a country of great changes, instigated mainly by ourselves but also through influences from other continents. The Kenyan culture embodies our philosophy, worldview, behavior patterns, arts, and institutions.With a population of over 40 million people drawn from at least forty-two different ethnic groups, a number of “Asian” communities, remnants of European “settlers,” and more recent expatriate communities, we’re indeed a mosaic of cultural and racial diversity.Our geographical endowments extend from the tropical Indian Ocean coast through temperate highlands and forests to the semiarid deserts of the north.Christianity, Islam and traditional beliefs…
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Lost Notes: The Slave Trade at the East African Coast

Lost Notes: The Slave Trade at the East African Coast

City Tour, Excursion, History
Hot dry monsoon winds catch the boat’s sail as our captain’s gaze across the Indian Ocean turns glossy. The ocean simmers and ripples in bright orange as it reflects the late evening sun. He squints his eye in a thoughtful mood, searching deep into his memories. He’s narrating to us one of the most important, controversial, hotly contested and silently dealt with topics 
in African history, the East African slave trade. We’re on a traditional Arab dhow, having just left Shimoni caves on an excursion to Wasini Island for snorkeling and sight seeing. Close to the border of Tanzania, you can sail 
to it from Diani Beach or Shimoni , or like Omani Arabs, to the Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. But who were the Omani? What’s the Portuguese connection to…
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