Facts about Kenya
- Capital City: Nairobi (3.36 million inhabitants, 2011)
- Total Area: 581,309 km²
- Area under water: 13,370 km²
- Population: 38 million inhabitants (2009 Census)
- Languages: English and Swahili.
- Religions: Christianity is the most followed religion in Kenya. There is also a good number of indigenous religion followers in the country whereas Muslim community is largely based along the coastal areas.
- Government: Republic.
- Independence Date: 12 December, 1963
- Industry: Tourism, processed food, brewing, vehicles and accessories, cotton and textile, cement and construction materials, chemicals, etc.
- Agriculture: Coffee, Tea, Cotton, Sisal, Tobacco, etc.
- Climate: Tropical
- Currency: Kenya Shillings KSHS)
Home of the Masaai Mara and the Picturesque Mombasa Beaches
Kenya is full of great safari options including the Masaai Mara, part of the Serengeti ecosystem populated by a great selection of tented accommodation. It is from here that one can experience one of the world wonders; the great wildebeest migration. Kenya is diverse, with a semi-desert northern border and houses the Great Rift Valley further inland. It is reputed to have the world’s only national park bordering the capital city Nairobi. It also has an abundance of wildlife and a wide coastline on the Indian Ocean.
Kenya borders Uganda in the west, Tanzania in the south, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia in the north and the Indian Ocean in the east. Atop its high mountains; Mount Kenya up north and westerly Mount Elgon shared with Uganda, the weather is generally cold throughout the year.
Kenya’s main tourist attractions are safaris through its 19 national parks and game reserves. It also packs great views from the Great Rift Valley, views of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and the white sand beaches along the Indian Ocean in Mombasa, Malindi and Lamu complete with a variety of water sports and aquatic wildlife tours.
Kenya Safaris and Adventure Holidays
Kenya offers vast savannah grasslands that are ideal for big game drives, intriguing cultural tours to understand the unchanged traditions & rituals of natives, beautiful beaches and coral reefs, equatorial forests, awe-inspiring snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya, desert-like adventure, scenic highland areas and many other such breathtaking traveling experiences.
Sunset Adventures organizes safaris to the most popular Kenyan national parks & cultural sites to provide an unforgettable time in Kenya.
Climate of Kenya
Kenya has favorable climatic conditions with no appreciable change in the temperature throughout the year. Though the best time to visit here is from July to September. The slightly cooler weather is observed from June-end till October. Long rainy season is from mid – March to May and the “short rains” are seen from June to October, whereas, relatively hotter months are from December – March. In the Lake Victoria region, altitude is the principal determinant of precipitation. The high attitude areas (over 1,500 m) in the central Kenya highlands usually experience substantial rainfall, reaching over 2,000 mm per year in some parts of the Mau escarpment.
Kenya National Park Wildlife Destinations
The country has plenty of big game in its 22 National parks and 28 national reserves making it possible to sight most of the big five animals which include: Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephants and Rhino. The scenic landscapes, unique geographical features, and numerous species of flora & fauna present a pristine experience to the visitors, which is quite difficult to replicate. The Kenyan wilderness is home to endless types of ecosystems that encompass many secrets which are as old as the human history itself!
There is plenty to explore & encounter in this enchanting land. The vast open savannah grasslands are ideal to spot different species of mammals & birds.