Living and Teaching English in Kenya - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Located in East Africa with a coastline on the Indian Ocean, Kenya is a major destination for travelers from all over the world.
Visitors are drawn to the country by its extensive national parks that are home to a dazzling array of wildlife.
Also popular are the relaxing beaches that can be found along much of the country’s coast.
Whatever your reasons for visiting Kenya, take a look at the following guides for further information about this fascinating country.
You will find some simple travel advice to help you plan your trip and a handy guide to the local language.
With a great mix of tropical beaches along the coast of the Indian Ocean and some of the very best safari parks in Africa, Kenya has long been a popular destination for international travelers.
After a few days of wildlife spotting you can then relax on one of the many beaches that dot the coastline or continue the adventure with some world-class diving and snorkeling.
For the vast majority of visitors the country’s abundant wildlife is a major attraction, with national parks such as Amboseli and the Maasai Mari providing some of the best safari options in the whole of Africa.
Although English is widely spoken across much of the country, you might want to learn some basic Swahili to help you feel more at home.
If you plan on visiting Kenya you might want to consider learning some basic Swahili before you arrive as it will help you to enjoy your stay on a slightly deeper level than most tourists.
Although English is also widely spoken throughout much of Kenya, brushing up on the local language is sure to impress your hosts and it will stand you in good stead if you also plan to travel to neighboring countries, such as Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda.
Luckily, Swahili is widely considered to be one of the easier languages for native English speakers to learn as the words can generally be spoken as they are written with no lexical tone to consider.
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