Kenya, general information

"All I wanted to do now was get back to Africa. We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already."
( Ernest Hemingway)

Many people experience this homesickness once they get acquainted with Africa. The setting sun that casts a special lighting on the vast savannas leaves an unforgettable image on your retina. But not only the savannas, the colourful markets, friendly locals and the many wild animals are unforgettable. Kenya is situated in East Africa and is a land of contrasts; savannas, deserts, mountain forests and the glaciers of Mount Kenya alternate and Kenya also has a beautiful coastline You can find almost all climates and vegetation that may occur in the tropics in this country

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The Kenyan landscape is characterized by savanna: vast fields covered with grass, small bushes and acacia trees, cut by rivers with forests along the banks. Kenya is also home to unique wildlife including lions, buffaloes, elephants, wildebeest, zebras, leopards, rhinos and hippos.

From north to south Kenya is bisected by a special geological phenomenon: the East-African Rift Valley, or Rift Valley, which was created millions of years ago along a fault in the earth's crust. At the bottom of the Rift are a number of lakes. Most of these lakes are a paradise for birds, but especially the Lake Nakuru is famous for the hundreds of thousands of flamingos that live there.

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