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Kenya lies astride the equator on the Eastern Coast of Africa. It 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 is a magnificent country, full of adventure. From snow-capped mountains, to sandy beaches, everywhere you will see nature in its splendour. With various national parks ranging from the Maasai Mara, Amboseli to Tsavo National Park, you will find heavy presence of hundreds of different wildlife.


The country consists of grassy savannahs in the South, and desert in the North, with more arable land stretching along the coastline, and in the West, near Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world. The spectacular Rift Valley highlands dominate the South Western quarter of the country. Climate in the Coastal regions is virtually tropical, monsoon winds in June and July result in cold breezes and very pleasant temperatures.


The highlands are mild but have four distinct seasons, with the highest peaks on Mount Kenya remaining snow capped year round. There are two distinct rainy seasons in Kenya, which last roughly from March to June, and October to December.


The Rift-Valley lakes of Baringo, Bogoria, Naivasha and Nakuru are excellent for bird watching and, mountain trekking is common at the Africa’s second largest mountain, Mount Kenya, a snow-capped mountain. Towards the Coast, is Lamu, an old town, which boasts of more dhows than anywhere else off the East African coast.
The white sandy coastal beaches are surrounded by five star hotels, which offer luxury accommodation. The marine national parks located in Malindi offer glass-bottom boats, where one sees a variety of corals and fish. Activities such as deep sea fishing, snorkelling and diving are also popular.
 
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