Kenya is bisected from North to South by the Great Rift Valley and covers an area of 582,644 sq. km. Kenya is a land of many contrasts ranging from varied traditions and culture of the people of this country. The superb beaches along the coastal area, the equatorial glaciers of Mount Kenya at an altitude of more than 4.573 meters. More so, the natural habitat inhabited by different types of animals both big and small, herbivorous and carnivores.
An activity worth seeing is the yearly migration of thousands of thousand of wildbeasts, gazelles and zebras from Serengeti plains and crossing to the Kenya border plus river Mara to arrive at the grazing fields in Masai Mara National Reserve. This begins in July annually.
It lies across the equator in east-central Africa, on the coast of the Indian Ocean. It is twice the size of Nevada. Kenya borders Somalia to the east, Ethiopia to the north, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, and Sudan to the northwest. In the north, the land is arid; the southwest corner is in the fertile Lake Victoria Basin; and a length of the eastern depression of the Great Rift Valley separates western highlands from those that rise from the lowland coastal strip.
Paleontologists believe people may first have inhabited Kenya about 2 million years ago. In the 700s, Arab seafarers established settlements along the coast, and the Portuguese took control of the area in the early 1500s. More than 40 ethnic groups reside in Kenya. Its largest group, the Kikuyu, migrated to the region at the beginning of the 18th century.
All this combine to make a small world of Kenya with natural features of its own.
Escape Adventure Tours offers safaris into the most unforgettable Kenyan national parks for a full experience of wildlife.
Quick facts about Kenya
Location: Kenya is in East Africa
Land area: 569,251 sq km; Total area: 582,650 sq km
Population (2012 est.): 43,013,341 million people
Capital (2009 est.):Nairobi, 3.375 million
Other large city: Mombasa
Monetary unit: Kenya shilling(Ksh)