Located on the east coast of Africa, Kenya borders with Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Tanzania. It’s one of the most prosperous countries in East Africa, with a growing economy and middle class.
And part of that growth is local women looking for better partners and husbands in foreign men.
Why You Should Find a Kenyan Bride
The main reason you’re reading this is because you’ve had enough experiences with Western women to put you off them for life.
Kenyan women believe in being feminine. They want to start a family, and they’ll work as hard as they need to make your relationship work.
70% of the women here are Christian, so family values are still important to them.
You’ll find this refreshing in a world where the traditional family unit is under threat, especially from the radical feminists in North America and Europe. There’s something very ironic about women who can’t or won’t have children, telling other women why they shouldn’t have children.
Women here are also well educated by Western standards, and very well educated by African standards.
They have an almost insatiable desire for knowledge, but all with single goal of improving their own lives and the lives of the people they love.
We mentioned earlier that Kenyan women like ambitious men, so your new girlfriend will be likely to push you to achieve as much as you can in life.
And, of course, they’re beautiful and it comes naturally to them, but they also put a lot of effort into staying fit.
That’s not to say that every Kenyan woman you meet will be stunning, but they don’t need to spend three hours putting on makeup before they go out on a date.
Why Kenyan Women Want To Date You
Kenyan women have a reputation for being almost obsessed with white guys. This is a leftover trait from when the British controlled the country. But it also has to do with what are taken to be social norms here.
Men are expected to take first place in everything in life, and this includes polygamy.
Having multiple wives is legal in Kenya, but let’s face facts – how many women do you know who are happy to share a single husband? Two women sharing one home and the same husband is almost always a recipe for disaster.
Women here also find ambitious men very attractive, something which is hard to find with local guys. Most of them are happy enough to let the women go out to work while they sit around drinking with their friends.
We don’t like stereotyping men, but ask any Kenyan woman and she’ll agree with what you just read.
They want to date you because they know you’ll treat them better, more fairly, work harder, won’t cheat and you actually understand the concept of romance and intimacy that doesn’t have to result in kids.
Infidelity is a big problem for women here, so they want to find a guy who believes in monogamy.
Basically, Kenyan women are sick and tired of being limited by local dating standards, and want a man who wants more out of life than to sit back and relax while the world passes him by.
What Are Kenyan Girls Like?
The first thing to delve into here is that African countries still have a tribal structure, even though they have modern societies.
So, the personalities of the Kenyan women you chat with will be heavily influenced by what tribe she belongs to.
To give you an example of this, most Western men fare way better with women from the Luo or Luhya tribe because they’re far less materialistic than women from the Kikuyu tribe.
Their general attitude towards life and love is fairly conservative, and they have a sensitive side to them.
Well maybe not Kikuyu women, because they tend towards caring more about the size of your bank balance than your qualities as a man.
Kenyan women are the real workers in the family and traditionally work far harder than Kenyan men; and this is a nation of people who have a reputation for being hard workers.
You’ll also find that most Kenyan girls are modern and wear Westernized clothing but are quite conservative in their dress sense and how they approach men.
That being said dating in Kenya is part of the normal social scene and in private Kenyan women are just as liberated as their Western counterparts.
Kenya, like all of the countries in Africa has a pretty large gap between the vast majority of the local people and the urban elite centered in Nairobi.
That breakdown is important if you are in contact with a Kenyan woman, because the girls from Nairobi are going to be much more sophisticated about the world than girls from smaller towns and villages.
Kenyan women have no issue with dating older guys, because they view them as being more mature.
Things you need to watch out for are talking about your own sexual history, or asking about hers. This is a no-go zone for women here, as is saying anything negative about her friends or family.
What Kenyan women are known for in general is being sexy, smart and undemanding, making them the exact opposite of women from Western nations.
For centuries Kenya was part of a coastal trading zone along the Indian Ocean where Arabic, Indian, African, and later European merchants all crossed paths to exchange goods and the women display the subtle influence of this history.
Portugal was the first European country to establish a colony in Kenya, quickly followed by the United Kingdom. So, women here tend to be either a mix of European and African, or just pure Kenyan. Again, this is down to their tribal roots.
To give you an idea of what to expect you should check out pictures of Kenyans like Malaika Firth, Charity Mwangi or Lupita Nyongo. They don’t conform to one specific “look”, so some women will have far lighter skin and straighter hair than others.
Being a European colony for several hundred years and also being a largely Christian country means that they only cultural difference that should be noticeable are in the more rural areas, you can still see the British and foreign influences in all the big cities in Kenya.
There are small things you’ll need to watch out for like only shaking hands or passing items to a person with your right hand – the left hand is considered unclean and you should also avoid pointing at somebody with your finger.
It’s also very important to be aware that around 8% of the Kenyan population, between the ages of 15 and 49, are infected with HIV/AIDS – safe sex is an absolute must when it comes to dating in Kenya.
Kenya has two official languages – English and Swahili but you’ll notice that English will be spoken in most of the bigger urban areas but in rural areas the local dialect (69 in total) will be dominant.
The use of English in Kenya is widespread enough to prevent any potential language barriers for visitors to the country.
Even when a Kenyan girl can’t understand you she’ll do her best to find a friend or colleague who can.
Religion And Your Kenyan Bride
Around 80% of the Kenyan population is Christian, most of them being Protestant, and another 11% of the population is of the Muslim faith.
The Muslim component of the Kenya population tends to live by the coast whereas the Christian population is spread pretty evenly throughout the country.
Marriage is a Christian tradition so you if you’re travelling to Africa in search of a Kenyan bride then picking a city with a large Christian population is a smart move.
Parts of Kenya have been swept by evangelical Christianity in the last twenty years. So, if you’re looking for a conservative Christian girl you can probably find one in Kenya.
Dating a Kenyan Beauty – What to Expect
The first bit of good news is that most Kenyan women speak fluent English, or at least the women living in the bigger towns and cities here do.
English is taught in schools here, so at least you don’t have an annoying language barrier to jump over or deal with.
Oh, and you’ll hear some people refer to you as “mzungu”. It basically means “white person”, but is not meant as an insult.
Something we do need to mention here is that Kenyan women can be hard to please at times.
What we mean by this is that you can’t just show up and sweep her off her feet with a wink, a smile and a cheesy compliment. You’ll have to put in some work here to convince her that you’re sincere in your intentions towards her.
But once she understands that you’re the real deal, then all the barriers will come crashing down and you’ll get to see the real her.
Men are expected to pay the bill on the first date, but a modern Kenyan girl will be happy to split the bill with you after that.
They have an almost fetish for compliments about their skin, so make sure to slip that into at least one of your conversations.
Apart from that just avoid major public displays of affection, make sure that her family have no issues with you dating her, and the rest is plain sailing.
Kenyan Dating Websites
There are only a handful of legitimate dating sites that feature Kenyan women, AfroIntroductions.com is one of them. They’re part of the Cupid Media Empire and like all of the CupidMedia sites they are an introduction-only agency, but a VERY good introduction agency.
Every AfroIntroduction profile is reviewed by hand and about 20% of profiles are rejected because they have something in them that makes it appear as if the girls might be scammers.
That helps ensure that you don’t waste your time or your money with scammers and that concern for customer service is the primary reason we like AfroIntroductions.
Another great African dating agency is AfricaBeauties.com, they have a ton of super-hot Kenyan girls on their site. Most of the women you see in our Kenyan gallery above are from AfricaBeauties.
Kenyan Adventure – A Great Place to Meet Your Future Wife
Kenya is a beautiful East African county noted as a center for adventure travel and hot women.
It has the second largest mountain in Africa; its peaks permanently covered with snow, and can also boast of having the second largest freshwater lake in the world.
By African standards the Kenyan economy is very robust but by international standards Kenya is still quite a financially poor country but it still has a very welcoming approach to visitors and tourists alike – you’ll find Kenyan people extremely polite – especially the women!
Kenya only gained its independence from British rule in 1964 and has been one of the more successful transitions from colonial control in Africa.
Overall the country is quite stable by African standards and the fact that Kenya normally has a booming tourist trade (which makes up a large part of its GDP) is always a good sign in terms of personal security.
Obviously because of the size of the African sub-continent flying to Kenya makes the most sense and you’ll find that Nairobi is a hub for international flights and flights serving the rest of Africa also and it’s also worth checking for charter flights to Mombasa; these can be ridiculously cheap.
You’ll also find that flights to Kenya are exceptionally cheap during Western summer months for some odd reason. You may or may not require a visa for travelling to Kenya but please do check this in advance.
Compared to other African countries Kenya is one of the easiest to travel to and because of the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States Americans are currently very popular in Kenya.
For those of you living under a rock for the last two years, Obama’s father was born in Kenya. Obama was of course born in Hawaii, but Obama does have family in Kenya.
Adventure travel, mostly photographic safaris, is the main tourist attraction in the country, and the long beaches along the Indian Ocean are starting to become popular with Western travelers.
However, if you are reading this page you are probably most interested in the hot Kenyan women.
Many visitors spend time in Kenya’s highlands where the weather tends to be pretty mild by African standards, but the Equator divides the country in two, running just a little north of the capital Nairobi, and most of the country has a classical tropical climate with high temperatures and heavy rainfall.
If you’re interested in African dating you can also try our Ethiopian Brides section.
San Francisco native and former T.V. producer. Toby has traveled to over 50 countries. He’s now happily married to a beautiful Thai woman.