Introduction to Kenya
Population - 34,707,817 (July 2006 est.)- Area -
224,961 SQ. Miles-
Languages Spoken- English, Kiswahili (French,
Italian, German, etc. in the hospitality industry).
Kenya is a country of dramatic contrasts. Covering
an area of almost 225,000 square miles, it stretches
from five degrees north to five degrees south of the
Equator. Altitudes range from sea level to the peak
of Mount Kenya, at 17,058 feet Africa’s second
highest mountain. It possesses an extraordinary
variety of natural habitats and terrain, from coral
reefs to open grasslands and tropical forest;
snow-capped volcanoes to arid desert.
Kenya's population of some 35 million includes
over 40 ethnic groups, yet its cultural influences
derive from all over Africa, the Middle East, Asia
and Europe. Its national parks and game reserves,
among the best in Africa, host the most abundant and
varied wildlife in the world. In so many ways, Kenya
is almost the entire African continent in microcosm.
Kenya National Parks and Game Reserve,
Kenya - Major Towns and Cities
Kenya Forest Reserves and Attractions