Kenya_flag_ip Country name: Kenya

Sub-region: East Africa

Capital: Nairobi

Kenya is a country in East Africa, bordered by the Indian Ocean, delimited in the north by Sudan and Ethiopia, by Somalia in the East and Tanzania in the South. Kenya covers an area of 582,646 km² and has more than 400 km of coastline lined bordered by islands (Lamu, Pate), separated from the Indian Ocean by coral reefs. Most tourists come to Kenya for its safaris and its National Parks (Hell’s Gate, Tsavo East etc  …) and reserves for hunting (game reserves) without forgetting passaging through the Maasai Mara where we can find the villages of the Maasai tribe. But Kenya it’s also the islands of Manda and Lamu, which are worth a glance for the omnipresence of Arab culture, the authenticity they preserved and their “Zanzibar like” appearance. The Kenyan beaches are wide and allow to practice a multitude of water sports (surfing, windsurfing etc  …).

Currency: Kenyan Shilling

Official languages, languages spoken: Swahili and English

Vaccinations: No mandatory vaccination but the yellow fever vaccine and malaria treatments are recommended.

Airlines flying to the destination:  Air France, KLM, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Swiss, Ethiopian Airlines, Jet Airways, Etihad Airways, China Southern, Air Mauritius, EgyptAir, Saudi airlines

Editor’s words  Ah Kenya, with its matatu, its Maasai jewelry, its tusker (the local beer) ! We invite you to discover the magical Kenya, from the wild beasts to the desert, to heavenly beaches.

We tested for you  Recently I traveled to Cameroon and instead of flying with Air France, I decided to fly with Kenya Airways, « The pride of Africa » for a stopover of a few hours in Nairobi.  What a surprise when I arrived, a first time for me in East Africa. Honestly, just at the airport you can tell the bar is set high. A modern architecture which has nothing to envy to European countries. — Edith

Quote /proverb  The land was not bequeathed by our parents, but lent by our children.

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