Kenya Travel Guide


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Kenya

Kenya (the Republic of Kenya) is in East Africa.  Clockwise: Kenya is bordered by Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, Tanzania to the south, Lake Victoria to the southwest, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the northwest. The Equator runs through the central part of Kenya and Mount Kenya.

 

The official languages of Kenya are Swahili and English. Currency is the Kenyan Shilling. They drive on the left. The capital city is Nairobi.  Mt.Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa (after Mt.Kilimanjaro in Tanzania).

 

As well as its wildlife parks, Kenya also has a beautiful coastal area, savannah grasslands, mountains, forests, lakes, plains and deserts.

 

Kenya is a hugely popular destination for visitors seeking a wildlife safari and encounter with big game animals.  Kenya has many wildlife reserves with countless animal species such as lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes and rhinoceros.  A visit to the Masai Mara is bound to be a big thrill for first time visitors who have watched safari programmes on television and longed to be there.

Nairobi , the country’s capital city, is a major hub for tourism and commerce, producing coffee and tea, among other products.  Most visitors to Kenya arrive via the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport  in Nairobi and are heading off on safari. There is a game-reserve park which borders the city (Nairobi National Park) featuring many big game animals as well as hundreds of species of birds. Nairobi has some interesting museums, including the Karen Blixen Museum (the author of ‘Out of Africa’), as well as a huge ice rink and many shopping malls.

 

Mombassa is a port city and the second largest city in Kenya, lying next to the Indian Ocean.  It has an international airport (Moi International) and serves the tourism industry for those wishing to soak up the sun, warmth and beauty of a beach holiday along Kenya’s gorgeous north and south coasts. Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline is beautiful, with sandy beaches, unspoilt islands and clear waters.  Combining a safari with a relaxing beach holiday in Kenya may just be the ultimate and unforgettable tropical escape! 

 

 

 

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