Named after Mount Kenya, or ‘Kirinyaga’ the mountain of whiteness, the country straddles the equator and is bisected by the Great Rift Valley.
It is home to some of the most iconic national parks and reserves in Africa, the most famous of which is the Masai Mara which borders Tanzania to the south-west of the country.
Beyond the Masai Mara there are several other notable areas for game viewing: The Laikipia Plateau & Mount Kenya, just to the north of Nairobi, Amboseli to the south, Meru National Park, Samburu Reserve and the Lake District. Each has distinct topography and endemic flora and fauna and each is well worth a visit.
As well as the game vieiwing Kenya is also renowned for its beautiful beach resorts where the warm waters of the Indian Ocean lap the 300 mile coastline of glorious palm fringed white sandy beaches.
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