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A Guide to Kenya

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Location Kenya is located in the east of Africa, It boarders the Indian ocean to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south and Ethiopia to the North. Its capital is Nairobi, located in the south of the country. Physical Regions of Kenya The geography of Kenya is diverse. Mountains- Kenya is represented by the Great Rift Valley. The three tallest mountains of Africa are within its proximity-Mount Kenya, Mount Elgon and Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Kenya is an extinct volcano, it habitats several different biomes. The lowest parts are dry upload forests, in the middle it is a forest of smaller trees covered with moss and at the very top there is an afropine zone with giant rosette plants. Forests- As well as being home to several beautiful mountains, Kenya is also home to lush forests. The Kamega forest is located in the West of Kenya and is what remains of the Guineo Congolian rainforest. ...read more.


The mornings and nights tend to be cooler than the afternoon. The average temperature for Nairobi is 25.20 celcium maximum and 13.60 celcius minimum. The rainy seasons occur from April to June. Short rains occur from October to December. The hottest periods of the year are from February to march, the coldest, July and August. The migration of wildlife takes place between June and September. The anumal trek of two million wildbeest, zebras and other species is one of the greatest spectacles on earth. The Savannah ecosystem A savannah ecosystem is similar to a grassland ecosystem but with scattered small trees. They all have the season of hot and dry followed by warm and wet. All savanna areas have a wet and dry season. They are found between tropical rainforests and desert. This includes areas such as Central Africa, Kenya. Vegetation and wildlife- Plants in the savannah have adapted to the difficult conditions. ...read more.


One of them includes the famous Mount Kenya. The tour will also allow you to visit Lake Nakuru, a saltwater lake famous for its big number of flamingos. You may also be able to visit Lake Naivasha, another freshwater lake which holds large mammals like giraffes, hippos, buffalos etc. This lake is also a safari destination for bird watching. Many rare birds are found here-eagles, herons, ospreys etc. Kenya Beach Tours Kenya is also home the several of the best beaches in Africa. They are surrounded by coral reefs, making them perfect for snorkeling and fishing. These beaches are also great for watersports. Malindi and Watamu are popular destinations that have marine reserves and ideal beaches. Kenya gives you both amazing jungle and beach tours. Kenya Mountain Tours Kenya has 71 mountains and most of them are great tourist destinations; excellent for mountaineering and trekking. Mount Kenya is the highest mountain and presents a challenging route for trekking. It is a Beautiful mountain having thick forests on its slopes and a crown of snow at its top. It is the most beautiful during dawn. ...read more.

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