Kenya

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Kenya is blessed by the shores of the Indian Ocean to the east, desert to the north, rainforest and lakes to the west, and superb game parks to the south. At its heart are emerald highlands and the stunning spectacle of Mount Kenya.

Kenya Cities and Regions

Northern Kenya

Kenya's least visited region is a tough terrain of black rocky plains, multi-hued desert, and dusty frontier towns. The highlight is Lake Turkana, a jade splash in an otherwise arid landscape.

The Coast

Relax on tropical beaches, dive one of the world’s best coral reefs, explore the crumbling remains of old forts and towns, or sail along the string of islands lining the coast.

Nairobi

Kenya’s capital city is nicknamed ‘Nairobbery’ but those who keep their wits about them will enjoy the vibrant nightlife and music scene, lively café culture, and fascinating National Museum.

Rift Valley

Part of an enormous geological feature that runs for 3,728 miles from northern Syria to Mozambique, rift valley is bursting with grassy plains, soda lakes, prehistoric sites, jagged escarpments, and freshwater ecosystems.

Central highlands

Dominated by Mount Kenya – Africa’s second highest mountain at 17,058 feet – this fertile central region is also home to the Aberdares forest and the wild savannah of Laikipia plateau.

Western Kenya

Dotted with tea plantations, green valleys, dark swamps, and pockets of equatorial rainforest, this little-known part of the country is also one of the friendliest.

The South

The archetypal Kenyan image – wild, open savannah with birds and beasts holding court – can be found in southern Kenya’s game parks. Expect major appearances by elephants, rhino, hippo, and big cats.

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