No other country on earth can offer the visitor as much to see and do. Within the borders of a single country, you will find savannahs rich with big game, timeless cultures unchanged by the modern world, pristine beaches and coral reef, equatorial forests and mighty snow-capped mountains, searing deserts and cool highland retreats and, endless opportunities for adventure, discovery, relaxation; more than you would ever expect.
Kenya lies astride the equator on the eastern coast of Africa. Kenya is a medium-sized country by continental standards; covering an area of about 586,600km sq. Inland water bodies cover some 10,700km sq, the bulk of this in Lakes Victoria and Turkana. Kenya is bordered by Somalia and the Indian Ocean to the east, Ethiopia to the north, Sudan to the north west, Uganda to the west and Tanzania to the south. The coastline, about 550km long, faces the Indian Ocean.Kenya has tremendous topographical diversity, including glaciated mountains with snow-capped peaks, the rift valley with its scarps and volcanoes, ancient granitic hills, flat desert landscapes and coral reefs and islets.
The Great Rift Valley with its associated escarpments and mountains is a major feature. It runs the length of the country from Lake Turkana in the north to Lake Natron on the southern border with Tanzania.
Kenya is generally a dry country; over 75% of its area is classed as arid or semi-arid with only around 20% being viable for agriculture. Inland, rainfall and temperatures are closely related to altitude changes, with variations induced by local topography.
The boundless wilderness and big game of this region has long attracted adventure seekers from all over the globe. No other African country can boast such an incredible range of landscapes, unique geographical features and species. Kenya offers the visitor a chance to experience a natural world unchanged by the passage of time. The Kenyan wilderness is home to an endless array of ecosystems, the staging ground for natural cycles of life, death and regeneration as old as the planet itself.
This great range of natural habitats means that there is plenty to explore, and plenty of species to encounter. This is a land of endless potential for the wildlife enthusiast. From great migratory herds of the open savannah to an incredible abundance of birdlife, from the depths of a tropical rainforest to the depths of the Indian Ocean teeming with fish, this is a world of natural wonders.
Kenya’s tourism centres mainly on its national parks and game reserves including the world renown Masai Mara. Kenya’s rich cultural diversity also offers a lot to enjoy in historical towns like Mombasa, Nairobi and Lamu.
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