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Kenya

Map of Kenya

Introduction

Kenya lies astride the equator on the eastern coast of Africa. Kenya is bordered in the north by Sudan and Ethiopia, in the east by Somalia, on the southeast by the Indian Ocean, on the southwest by Tanzania and to the west by Lake Victoria and Uganda.

Kenya is notable for its' geographical variety. The low-lying, fertile coastal region, fringed with coral reefs and islands, is back by a gradually rising coastal pThe Nairobi Beat: Kenyan Pop Music Today  Buy from USA  Buy from Europe
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lain, a dry region covered with savanna and thornbush.

At an altitude of about 1,524 m and 300 miles inland, the plain gives way in the southwest to a high plateau, rising in parts to 3,048 m, in which about 85% of the population and the majority of economic enterprise are concentrated. The northern section of Kenya, forming three-fifths of the whole territory, is arid and of semidesert character, as is the bulk of the southeastern quarter. In the high plateau area, known as the Kenya Highlands, lie Mt. Kenya (5,200 m), Mt Elgon (4,322m) and the Aberdare Ranger (rising to over 3,963 m). The plateau is bisected from north to south by the Rift Valley, part of the great geological fracture that can be traced from Syria through the Red Sea and East Africa to Mozambique. In the north of Kenya, the valley is broad and shallow, embracing Lake Turkana (160 miles long), while further south it narrows and deepens and is walled by escarpments 610 to 930 mtr high. West of the Rift Valley, the plateau descends to the plains that border Lake Victoria. The principal rivers are the Tana and the Athi, flowing southeast to the Indian Ocean, the Ewaso Ngiro flowing northeast to the swamps of the Lorian Plain, and the Nzoia, Yala and Gori, which drain eastward into Lake Victoria. Low plains rise to central highlands, divided by the Great African Rift Valley.

Kenya is one of the world's premium safari destinations with great opportunities of wildlife viewing all year round. You can combine your Kenyan safari with a relaxing beach holiday or a city break.


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Kenya Travellers Guide - Thomas Cook   Kenya Travellers Guide - Thomas Cook   Buy from USA     Buy from UK
comes from the world's leading travel experts and has everything you need to plan the perfect trip. Inside you will find: information on the top sights and the less well-known ones; walks and tours with clear maps; places off the beaten track; special features on cultural background and other aspects; holiday hints and tips; A-Z of essential information; advice on shopping, eating out, sport and nightlife.
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Kenya Globetrotter Travel Map   Kenya Globetrotter Travel Map
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Globetrotter Travel Maps cater specifically to the needs of tourists and visitors, packed with all the essential information to introduce travellers to each dynamic destination. Key buildings and places of interest are pinpointed, as well as where to stay. Distance and climate charts enable travellers to plan their visits, while stunning photographs conjure up each destination’s special atmosphere.

 
 
   
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