Kenya

Introduction to Kenya




Location

Kenya is positioned on the equator on Africa's east coast. Kenya shares borders with five other countries, including Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda. Kenya's eastern and northern neighbours are Somalia and Ethiopia. To the northwest lies the Sudan.


Facts

The population of Kenya is 30,699,000, this is about half the population of Britain.

The capital city is Nairobi and 2, 233,000 people live there. This is twice the size of Birmingham.

Area

The total area of Kenya is 224,960 square miles; almost 5,200 sq. miles of this total takes the form of fresh water, mainly in Lake Rudolf.
Masai Mara National Reserve

The Masai Mara is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Everything about this reserve is outstanding. The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never out of sight

Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya is the country's highest mountain. Sitting astride the equator its icy summit reaches to 5199m (17,058 ft).
It is no wonder that this remote majestic wonderland was considered as God's domain by awed farmers at its foothills. Many rivers flow from the perpetual snows, among them the mighty Tana, Kenya's largest and longest river and source of much of Kenya's electricity supply. The Tana is 805 km long.

Climate

The climate is gentle, rarely too hot, it is generally over 20 degrees all year round and well spread rainfall year round. Rain, when it falls almost always chooses the late afternoon or night.

The Kenyan Flag