Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a state in East Africa. The capital and largest city of the country is Nairobi. The second megacity is Mombasa, a coastal city on the Indian Ocean and the country’s most important port city. Countries bordering Kenya are Sudan and Ethiopia in the north, Somalia in the east, Tanzania in the south and Uganda in the west. In the southeast, Kenya has a coastal strip to the Indian Ocean and in the west a small portion of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa.
In Kenya there is a multitude of different landscapes, all of which are characteristic of the African continent. Beautiful coastal areas with miles of beaches, wide savannas with large game animals, snow-capped peaks, desert and in the far west in the Kakamega Forest National Reserve a small extension of the Central African lowland rainforest. In addition to the white beaches on the coast, the main elements of tourism are the large national parks. Kenya’s tourism revenue totaled $ 824 million in 2016 and is a major source of foreign currency.
Most of the tourists who visit East African Kenya want to visit the national parks and reserves such as the Masai Mara National Reserve, one of the most important national reserves in the country. But the combination of safari and beach vacation on the beaches around Mombasa on the Indian Ocean is also very popular.
For anyone traveling to Kenya by plane, the stopover begins and ends either in Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) or in Mombasa (Moi International Airport), the two main international airports in the country.
In addition, you can enter the country by land at numerous border crossings from the neighboring countries of Kenya.
A visa and proof of a yellow fever vaccination are required to enter Kenya.