Kenya is the land of safaris and is located in East Africa. Over 43 million people there. The capital is called Nairobi and the official languages are English and Swahili. Practise saying ‘Jambo’, that means hello.

You can find Kenya on the map next to Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania. The Indian Ocean is to the east of the country.



The highest mountain in Kenya is Mt Kenya, which stands 17,057ft (5,199 m) tall.

The longest river is the Tana River which is 800km in length.

Over 1000 different types of birds live in Kenya and the ‘Big Five’ animals can all be seen here. The five animals are rhinoceros, leopards, lions, buffaloes and elephants.

 

What is Kenya like?

Kenya is a country of grassland. The land is very dry and isn’t very good for crops but it is a great place for wildlife. Kenya has lots of parks where animals are protected from hunters.



The country is near the equator and has nice weather all year round. The coast is tropical, inland is dry and near the mountains it’s cool.

Even though the country has a lot of desert it also has two big lakes: Lake Turkana and Lake Victoria. Lake Victoria is the second-largest freshwater lake in the world.



 

Colours of the flag

The colours of the flag are black, red and green.

 

Major cities

Nairobi: this capital city is cooler than other cities in the region because it sits in the highlands. Many businesses are found here as well as Nairobi National Park, which was the first National Park in the country.

Mombasa: a beautiful coastal city with white sandy beaches. Here you can visit Moi Avenue with its famous giant aluminium elephant tusks crossing the roads. 



 

What is Kenya famous for?

Kenya is famous for safaris, Maasai people and record-breaking marathon runners.