Located in East Africa, Kenya is perfect for extraordinary experiences in wildlife safaris, nature expeditions, cultural diversity, tours of heritage and historical sites and relaxed holidaying. The country’s wildlife conservancies, reserves, game parks and six world heritage sites capture the state’s wondrous cultural, historical, natural and archaeological beauty. Moreover, one of the world’s seven wonder-the wildebeest migration-takes place right here and experiencing it up close is probably one of life’s unmatched experiences.
The country’s dynamic typography offers visitors their pick of destinations from magical coasts, gullying Rift Valley, mountainous highlands, vast savannah and breath taking lakes. The wealth of diversity extends the 47 ethnic groups that call Kenya home. Travellers can soak in this cultural beauty by spending a night in a Maasai village and enjoy their infamous nyama choma (indigenous barbecue), participate in a traditional naming ceremony or exchange wedding vows in a traditional Turkana wedding ceremony.
|Visa requirements||You need a visa to enter Kenya. You can either get a visa on arrival at the airport, or before you travel. To minimise time spent queuing at the airport, get a visa before you travel. You can apply for single journey, transit and courtesy visas on the evisas website.|
|Languages spoken||Swahili, English and over 60 native languages|
|Currency used||Kenyan Shilling (KES)|
|Area (km2)||580,367 square kilometres (224,081 square miles)|
|Country name||Republic of Kenya|