Trip Start May 03, 2011
148Trip End Jan 31, 2013
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In almost 7 weeks Kenya I can say I saw a lot of the country and compared with other African countries I will do my evaluation.
Although the roads are generally quite good the transport is limited
Everywhere in Africa there are different tribes and languages but in general they are united as the same citizens. In Kenya every tribe has is unique identity and traditions. Also the food differs as in the coast they eat Viazi Karai which you can almost not get anywhere else in the country. The same accounts to some specific Kikuyu food which is widely available in Nairobi and the rift valley. Then Kenya is unique in how they eat their ugali, with knife and fork? I believe that if fellow African countries would see that they would laugh because you eat ugali with your hands.
Begging and hassling
I never had so many beggers and people who want money from me than here in Kenya. I believe it is due to the working spirit (Kenyans work harder than Tanzanians) and that they are more obsessed by money than other Africans
Although this may have a negative sound I enjoyed my time in Kenya very much and have seen a lot of nice places and met wonderful people. I had expected that Kenya would be richer than it seems to me since they are one of the biggest economies in Africa. However only Nairobi qualifies as 'developed’ and the rest of the country is just like other African countries with ‘normal’ African standards and poor areas.
- You cannot get a visa for Ethiopia at the border so if you want to go over land than you should get it at the embassy in Nairobi.