Kenya is situated right along the Equator, on the eastern coast of the African continent. It is part of the most famous safari region (along with Uganda and Tanzania) in the world. Unsurprisingly then, Kenya has 13 wildlife reserves and 23 national parks. From its coastline on the Indian Ocean, Kenya’s flat land, which is characterised by swamps of East African mangroves rises up into the central highlands. The Kenyan highlands are bissected by the Great Rift Valley, which cuts through the whole of Kenya, and contains two of Africa’s highest mountains; Mount Kenya and Mount Elgon. The valley also contains some active volcanoes, numerous hot springs and a string of alkaline lakes including Lake Turkana, the worlds largest desert lake.
Capital city: Nairobi Highest Point: Mount Kenya (17,057ft / 5199m) Lowest Point: Indian Ocean (0ft / 0m) Land Area: 219,746 sq. mi (569,140 sq. km) Water Area: 4334 sq. mi (11,227 sq. km) Total Area: 224,080 sq. mi (580,367 sq. km) Coastline: 333 miles (536 km) Bordering countries (5) Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda