Kenya is situated on the eastern coast of Africa, set astride the Equator and bisected from North to South by the Great Rift Valley. It covers a total area of 580,530 square Kilometres, including 13,395 sq. km of inland water. Its Indian Ocean coastline stretches for 480 km. Nairobi, the capital of the country, is a colourful striking city 500 km inland from Mombasa, the major port on the Indian Ocean. Official languages are Swahili and English.
Above all are the wildlife sanctuaries: the 25 National Parks, devoted to the absolute protection of the indigenous flora and fauna; the 29 National Reserves, where wildlife coexist from time immemorial in perfect harmony with the pastoral nomadic tribes … These wild and lovely places vary in the abundance and variety of their animals, in scenery, in climate and altitude; from the famous savannah of Maasai Mara to the ornithological paradise of Lake Nakuru.