Welcome to Kenya

This sub-Saharan East Africa country borders South Sudan and Ethiopia to its north, Somalia to its east, Tanzaia to its south and Uganda to its west. Its south coast has access to the Indian Ocean and to the west Lake Victoria.

From the sandy beaches and mangrove swamps along its coastline the land rises through broad plains and numerous hills to the Kenyan Rift Valley, a ridge system that runs through Kenya from north to south. West of the Rift is a fertile forested plateau marked by lakes and rivers, the lowest part of which is occupied by Lake Victoria.

The country’s diverse wildlife including lions, elephants, cheetahs, rhinoceroses, and hippopotamuses, and panoramic geography draw large numbers of European and North American visitors, and tourism is an important contributor to Kenya’s economy.