Kenya is in the heart of SAFARILAND. Most of us associate the country with Wildebeest Migration, made famous by the wildlife photographers capturing breath-stopping moments of zebras and wildebeests plunging into the raging waters of the Mara River, and the ferocity of the crocodiles which lie in wait for the kill.
Kenya offers to the modern world a vista of finely preserved wilderness where millions of wildebeest are viewed in their annual migration, thousands of pink flamingoes are seen basking on the shores of the Rift Valley Soda lakes,herds of buffaloes graze on new grass, herds of elephants frolic in the hills and forests, and cross the plains with Mount Kilimanjaro rising majestically in the background,dotted with giraffes and beautiful antelopes ....and the King of the jungle, the African lion, is viewed at its best in some of the game parks and game reserves, with Masaai Mara reigning supreme in their population. Kenya is also a bird-watcher's paradise, with the largest to the smaller of the species captivating us with their grace, colour and melody. Calm waters hide dangerous Nile-crocodiles and hippopotami. Cheetahs,leopards and wild dogs have also found refuge in the wilderness.
History: A lot of African tribes migrated into Kenya though the ancient times. In recent years, Arab traders came, the Omanis, and settled along the coast. Kenyan interiors were impregnable until 1880's as the Maasai warriors thwarted every attempt of intrusion.The British negotiated a treaty with Olonana to build the Mombassa-Uganda railway, through the heart of the country. With the British settlers, came the Asians. The British ruled Kenya as a colony until 1963. Today, Kenya is an independent multiparty democracy.
Geography: The country has its coastal belt, with world's second longest coral reef in the Indian ocean, the rift valley with its lakes, the savannah grasslands, the highlands to the north of Nairobi, Lake Victoria and rainforests in western Kenya, with remote and arid northern and eastern Kenya.Owing to diverse geography, Kenya's rainfall, humidity and temperature vary widely. Western Kenya is hot, humid and rainy throughout the year - thus cultivation is intense here.The central highlands and rift valley has the most temperate climate; northern and eastern Kenya is dry and hot, with little rainfall.Coast is hot and humid through out the year,though tempered by coastal breezes.