Kenya is bordered by the Indian Ocean, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania. Mount Kenya is located in the south-central part of the country, near the equator. Kenya gained independence from Great Britain on December 12, 1963. The terrain boasts lowlands and mountains, and the highlands are divided by the Great Rift Valley. The articles included herein relate to Republic of Kenya, and tourism in Kenya.
Kenya is the major safari country in Africa, and Nairobi the safari capital of the world. Kenya has a system of well-managed nature reserves across the country, where lions, rhinos, elephants and zebras, antelopes and birds can be seen in the wild. It is less well known that Kenya also has beautiful white sand beaches along its more than 500-kilometre coastline, with palm trees, blue seas and resorts.
Kenya is diverse, even confusing. Next to poverty and the bad health situation you see a basically happy and relaxed people who enjoy the simple pleasures of life and always make time for you. There are tribal conflicts, but also a basic hospitality and friendliness towards strangers.