Amazing Kenya Like You Have Never Seen It (In Pictures)

Kenya is famous for its wildlife and stunning landscapes. And while it is easy to understand why the wandering lions and elephants steal the spotlight, they are not all there is to this African country. Here is the other side of Kenya, in pictures. If you have not seen it before, you are in for a treat.

Street view. In the center, a street with many cars. The street is flanked by tall, modern, white buildings.
Nairobi. (Photo: Callewise/CCBYSA4.0)
Inside a sushi restaurant. Clients sit at the bar eating while the chefs serve them the food.
Sushi bar in Nairobi. (Photo: meaduva/CCBYND2.0)
Black and white picture. Artistic shot. A couple chats on the street while holding hands.
Nairobi. (Photo: Xiaojun Deng/CCBY2.0)
Two women rollerskating on the street.
Nairobi. (Photo: Stuart Price/Public domain)
Picture of a big two-storey neoclassical building made of brown stone. A sign on the front reads: The Judiciary.
Nairobi (Photo: K.Gituma/CCBYSA3.0)

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A couple of ballet dancers performing on stage.
(Photo: Dance Centre Kenya/Facebook)
Courtyard of a big white house. A gallery envelops the green-grassed courtyard. A man and a woman walk on a red carpet, towards the camera, on one side of the gallery.
State House in Nairobi, where the Kenyan president lives. Kenyan Foreign Secretary Amina Mohamed walks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in 2016. They are on their way to see Kenya’s president. (Photo: US Department of State/Public domain)
Inside an elegant office with a great view. A man sits on a couch while two interviewers sit on another.
The man on the left is Bob Collymore, the CEO of Safaricom, which is Kenya’s largest telecommunications provider and one of East Africa’s most profitable companies. (Photo: Stuart Price/Make it Kenya)

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Inside a laboratory. A young man wearing a lab coat and gloves does some experiments.
A masters student at Kenyatta University. (Photo: Swathi Sridharan (ICRISAT)/CCBYSA2.0)

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Inside a casino. Picture of several machines and electronic games.
Casino at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. (Photo: Xiaojun Deng/CCBY2.0)
Front desk of BBC's office. A woman, perhaps a reporter, stands next to the receptionist's desk.
The offices of the BBC (British Broadcasting Company) in Nairobi. (Photo: Abiodun1994/CCBYSA4.0)
Indoors. Three twenty-year-olds -two men and a woman- sit around a table laughing. They all have laptops in front of them.
Hackers bonding at Nairobi’s Science Hack Day. (Photo: Matt Biddulph/CCBYSA2.0)

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A giraffe strolls in the foreground walking on tall grass. In the background is Nairobi's skyline.
One of Kenya’s famous inhabitants. In the background is Nairobi’ss skyline. (Photo: Mkimemia/CCBYSA3.0)

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Picture of a European-style stone church with two tall towers.
Mombasa is Kenya’s second largest city. Here is Mombasa’s Catholic Cathedral. (Photo: Zahra Abdulmajid/CCBYSA3.0)

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A brand new train station seen from the outside. The facade is modern with lots of glass.
Ngong’s railway station. Ngong is a town near Nairobi. (Photo: MarkDenver Karubiu/CCBYSA4.0)
A race car in a dirt road. It has just turned sharply, creating a cloud of dust.
The Safari Rally takes place once a year. This international race is for the tough. It is divided in stages, and the total time the drivers spend behind the wheel is 8 hours, which is unusually long for a rally. (Photo: Jared-G-Maina/CCBYSA4.0)

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A smiling man feeds a friendly giraffe who eats from his hand.
We were going to skip the wildlife pictures Kenya is so famous for, but we could not help ourselves with this one. (Photo: Jorge Lascar/CCBY2.0)

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2020-08-24
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