The great plains

Kenya

Experience a country of vast savannahs dotted with innumerable herds of wildlife, snow-capped mountains and dense forests

Kenya is an equatorial country in East Africa, known for its rich cultural heritage and wildlife diversity.

Experience the cultures of the Maasai, Rendille and Samburu and see thousands of pink flamingos gather in the Rift Valley lakes, against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Kenya. The second highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kenya, supports large herds of zebras, elephants, rhinos, antelopes, monkeys and lions.

Kenya is home to one of the natural wonders of the world, the great wildebeest migration. During this spectacle over two million animals migrate a distance of almost 3,000km (1,800mi) from the Serengeti in neighbouring Tanzania to Kenya’s Maasai Mara. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is also famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs.

Facts and figures

  • Capital

    Nairobi

  • Population

    46 050 000

  • Currency

    KES

  • Time zone

    UTC+03:00

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