An insight into Kenya

Kenya takes its name from Mount Kenya, located in the central highlands and is located in East Africa bordering Somalia to the northeast, Ethiopia to the north, Sudan to the northwest, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the east.

The country straddles the equator, covering a total of 224,961 square miles (582,600 square kilometers; roughly twice the size of the state of Nevada). Kenya has wide beautiful white-sand beaches with inland plains covering three-quarters of the country.  In the west are the highlands where the altitude rises from three thousand to ten thousand feet. Nairobi, Kenya's capital and largest city, is located in the central highlands. The highest point in the country is Mount Kenya, at 5,200 meters. Kenya shares Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa and the main source of the Nile River, with Tanzania and Uganda. Another significant  geographical feature is the Great Rift Valley, the wide, steep canyon that cuts through the highlands. Kenya is also home to some of the world's most spectacular wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, antelope, wildebeests, and many rare and beautiful species of birds. Unfortunately, the animal population is threatened by both hunting and an expanding human population; wildlife numbers fell drastically through the twentieth century. The government has introduced strict legislation regulating hunting, and has established a system of national parks to protect the wildlife.

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