Travel Information

About Kenya

Kenya lies astride the equator on the eastern coast of Africa. It is a medium-sized country by continental standards covering an area of about 586600 sq. km. Inland water bodies cover some 10700 sq. km the bulk of this in Lakes Victoria and Turkana. Kenya is bordered by Somalia and the Indian Ocean to the east Ethiopia to the north Sudan to the northwest Uganda to the west and Tanzania to the south. The coastline about 550km long faces the Indian Ocean.

When you think about Africa, you are probably thinking about Kenya. It is the lone acacia silhouette on the savannah against a horizon stretching into eternity. It is the beautiful snow-capped mountain close to the equator that overlooks some sights of harsh deserts. It is the luxuriant Indian Ocean, it is the Great Rift Valley that once threatened to tear the continent asunder, and it is the dense forests that are synonymous to the continent’s heart. In a nutshell, Kenya is a country of epic land forms that stir our deepest longings for this very special continent. 

RICH CULTURE

In Africa, Kenya is one of the country’s with the most ethnic groups. There are 42 tribes that are accounted for and probably many others  that are not. Many of the tribes in our Country have histories and daily struggles that tell the story of a country and of a continent. The beautiful struggle to maintain traditions as the modern world crowds in, the daily fight for survival in some of the harshest environments, the harsh relationships between those who farm and those who roam are just but a highlight of the human being interactions that you have the chance of experiencing in Kenya. 

CLIMATE

In general terms temperatures in Kenya vary with altitude. Nairobi which is at an altitude of approximately 1670 metres (5500 ft)has warm/hot days for most of the year with temperatures seldom falling below 18 degrees C and often reaching 30 degrees C. But the evenings can be cool particularly in June/July when temperatures can fall to around 10 degrees C. At the Coast day temperatures vary between 22 and 35 degrees C and the evening temperatures seldom go below 12 degrees C.

Kenya’s weather patterns are changing like any other part of the world. Most parts of Kenya experiences two rainy seasons. The long rains are expected between March to May and the short rains are experienced from October to December. Between June to August it is mainly cool and dry over most parts of the country. 

WORK ETHIC

Kenyan’s are known as industrious people all over the world. It is believed that Kenyans work extra hard in order to sustain themselves and lead a dignified life. The normal working hours in most places of employment are between 8am to 5pm. However for some people, especially in business, more often will work for longer hours in order to make ends meet.