The east african Replublic
of Kenya is bordered by Tanzania,
Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia,
Somalia and the Indian Ocean
and crossed by the equator. The Great Rift Valley
runs the lenght of the country. Much of Kenya is plateaux with highland
Kenya, an extinct volcano is the second highest mountain on
the continent. The main rivers are the
Tana and the Galana. Lake Victoria and Lake Turkana are two of Africa’s greatest lakes. Nairobi
capital: The main port is Mombasa.
Environment & Wildlife
Kenya’s natural environment is varied: Coral reefs along the coast line. tropical rainforests, savannah, semi-desert and alpine
regions. Its plant life includes rain
forest flora as well as a worldwide unique alpine flora in the Mount Kenya region. Like other rain forests, the Kenyan
forests have suffered severe
deforestation. As part of its conservation programme, Kenya has many parks and
reserves, home to more than thousand species of birds and other wildlife of
which the most famous are the Elephants, lions, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes,
zebras, crocodiles, rhinos and Hippopotamos.
Climate through the Year
December - March (summer):
Temperatures do not often exceed 32°C (90°F). The coastal area can be
very humid hereas the highlands are recommended for the
most healthful climate on earth.
April / May:
The rain season with heavy showers mostly on late afternoons or during
June - August (Winter):
Temperatures range from 19°C (50F°) to 26°C (78°F). To most visitors
this is a comfortable range and a very good time for seeing the annual
migration of the wildebeests and zebras in the Maasai
September - November:
Climate is about the same as in April / /May. Small rains occur during
late October and early November.