Situated in Africa, Kenya has the distinction of lying on the earth’s equator. It lies in Eastern Africa, bordered by Ethiopia to the north, South Sudan to the northwest, Somalia to the north-east, Uganda to the west, and Tanzania to the south, with its coastline flanked by the Indian Ocean. Its largest city is the capital city of Nairobi. Kenya provides a diverse ecological mix from the Great Rift Valley to mountain highlands to the Savannah grasslands to a prolific range of wild animals. Maasai Mara is one of the world’s most magnificent game reserves while also being a wildlife habitat. The park is famous for the great migration when wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, and zebra travel to and fro the Serengeti National Park, during the months from July to October and the lion, cheetah, and leopard in the months from December to February. Samburu also houses some rare animals that you must not miss.
Amongst other places to visit, you must not miss Lake Nakuru – renowned for its thousands of pink flamingos and Mount Kenya – the second largest mountain in Africa. Kenya’s beautiful silver sand beaches lined with palm trees, also entice many travellers.
If it is the grasslands that interest you, then Amboseli is the place for you, it also gives a peek of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain of Africa. Along with this, making it to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lamu Old Town is Kenya’s oldest continually inhabited settlement with origins dating back to the 12th century.