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Where is Kenia (Kenya) ?

Kenia is another name for Kenya. The word Kenia is often used in European countries especially Germany to refer to Kenya. While the name is synonymous with Kenya, it is rarely used locally to refer to the East African country.

Kenia lies in the East of Africa region and is located along the Indian Ocean with Tanzania and Somalia being its neighbors along the coastline. Kenia is bordered by Ethiopia and South Sudan in the North, Uganda in the west and Tanzania in the south.

The country prides itself with the best white sand beaches along the East African coastline and as the home of an UN accredited heritage town of Lamu. Kenya shares one of the Africa’s biggest lake – Lake Victoria in the south west border of Tanzania and Uganda. The country is also the home of the 8th wonder of the world – the wild beest migration that occur every year.

Kenya is a major destination for tourism. People visiting Kenya love to travel to Nairobi and to the coastal region especially in Mombasa, Lamu, Watamu and Malindi. While Watamu, Lamu and Malindi are two small coastal towns in Kenya, Nairobi and Mombasa are a bit bigger. It may take you two to five days to visit all the major attractions points in Nairobi and the same amount of time to do the same in Mombasa.

Kenya is a hotbed of vibrant culture, natural beauty and wonderful people. Kenia is one of the few countries in the world where people of all races are well received right from the time they arrive at the airport – until the day they leave the country. Many westerners come to Kenia year by year for retirement due to the vibrant environment; availability of most worlds’ known brands and products and world’s best institutions. Kenia is a hub for technology with the country inhabited by technology adept population. Most leading global corporations such as Google, Oracle, Samsung, HP and many others have their regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya.

The country has many communities including the Massai’s; who are known of their vibrant culture. The Massai are the world’s only known human beings whom lions of the jungle keep a distance from. There many other ethnic communities in Kenya all of whom are known for their welcoming personality, hard work and a sharing culture.

Nairobi, The Capital City of Kenya

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. The town is a technology hub with majority of being educated resident and technology savvy population. It is a silicon valley and a center for business and investment. Nairobi is also one of the fastest growing cities in the world with a large part of untapped potential of real estate business.

Nairobi’s main international airport is Jomo Kenyatta International airport located about 5 kilometers from the city center. The city also has a small airstrip for light air-crafts. The official airline of the country is Kenya Airways with the slogan – the pride of Africa.  For more details on Nairobi structure  visit the  Nairobi Kenya page.

The Coastal town of Kenya – Mombasa, Lamu, Malindi and many Others

Mombasa is a town in the coastal region of Kenya that is mostly dominated by the Muslim community. It is an Island in the Indian Ocean and a main tourist destination for the country, those visiting the country for holiday and leisure will most likely want to be in Mombasa than in Nairobi.

This coastal city is divided into two sections. The the north coast on your way to Kilifi, Watamu and Malindi coastal towns and the South Coast on the other side of the town across the ferry. Hotels in south coast are a bit more luxurious and expensive compared to those in the north coast due to their serenity and closeness to more sea adventures.

The south coast also has a larger coastline developed for tourism and leisure than the north coast. There is ferry transport to connect Mombasa Island with the south coast and two sets of bridges connection the Island with North coast and the other side towards Nairobi. There are also options to fly from Moi International airport in Mombasa to Ukunda airstrip for people visiting South coast.

Kenyan wildlife and wildlife services

Kenya is home to the world’s most endangered species of wildlife such as the Rhinos and the elephants. The country’s major national park also have many other African animals such as the lions, the leopards, hyenas, zebras, buffaloes, giraffes, antelopes,crocodiles, hippos, cheetah, warthog and many other animals.

As a way of preserving the Kenyan wildlife, Kenia has a number of wildlife conservancy national parks and reserves with the major ones being; the Tsavo wildlife reserve, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, shimba national park in South coast and the Nairobi National park.

The Kenya wildlife service is a state corporation in-charge of all the wildlife in Kenya. It manages wildlife protection and wildlife tourism activities including collection of fees for game drives and visits to national parks and reserves.