The Republic of Kenya is located on the equator in east Africa and spans an area of more than 582 000 square kilometres. It is bordered by the Indian Ocean and five countries: Uganda (west), Sudan (north-west), Ethiopia (north), Somalia (north-east) and Tanzania (south). Kenya is named after Mount Kenya, which is the second highest peak in Africa measuring 5 199 metres (17 057 feet). It is also home to Lake Victoria, second largest freshwater lake in the world, and is renowned for its safaris and wildlife reserves. The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and other herbivores, plus the predators that follow them, between the Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti is world famous, attracting many visitors.
Amboseli National Park
The Amboseli National Park is located in Southwestern Kenya bordering Tanzania. It offers the most breathtaking views of the Kilimanjaro. The landscape is characterized by dry savannah with a palm thicket in the centre of the park. This park is renowned for its elephants, who may be seen in herds over 100 drinking from the surface springs. Also roaming the grasslands are buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, impala and warthog. Attendant carnivores include lion, leopard, caracal, cheetah, jackal, hyena and serval cat.