Kenya is acclaimed as one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. Holding approximately 45 million people and over 40 tribes, Kenya spans the equator and is bordered by Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia. Its 550 km (341 mi) coastline to the east is lapped by the warm Indian Ocean, with its highest point being Mount Kenya (5,199 metres / 17,000 ft.)
One of Kenya’s most spectacular geological features is the Great Rift Valley which passes through the country – an approximately 6 000 km (3 700 mi) fracture in the crust of the earth, running in a series of valleys from Syria to Mozambique.
Kenya’s biodiversity is fascinating. Endless savannah plains and scorched deserts are interrupted by snow-capped mountains, cool highlands and equatorial forests. The scenic coastline possesses the atmosphere of a paradise island and is sprinkled with colourful coral reefs.
Annually, the country plays host to the remarkable phenomenon of the wildebeest migration, the largest single movement of herd animals on the planet. The open savannah grasslands also teem with plains game and roaming predators year round. These diverse habitats offer endless opportunities for adventures, new discoveries and relaxation.