At the crossroads of different cultural and climatic areas, Kenya offers almost the whole range of landscapes that one could expect from an African country: savannahs, equatorial forests, high plateaus, deserts and semi-deserts, immense beaches of fine sand with turquoise waters, coconut plantations.... From the mountains to the immense depression of the Rift Valley, the charismatic silhouette of Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean coast, many landscapes are striking and grandiose. As the human habitat is of relatively low density and this nature still benefits from a rich, diverse and surprising wildlife, Kenya is definitely a destination for lovers of wide open spaces. We mentioned the relief, but the colours and lights are just as amazing, as the flora varies greatly from one region to another, as well as the depth of the skies...
An abundant and easily observable wildlife :
This is what makes Kenya's reputation as a tourist destination: safaris, large African mammals, the famous "Big Five" that can be observed closely in their wild condition... The richness of Kenya's wildlife is unique. Almost all the species expected in Africa are represented in impressive numbers: lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, buffaloes, monkeys, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, antelopes, hippos, and more than 1,000 species of recorded birds, to name a few. In short, Kenya only needs the great apes (bonobos, gorillas and chimpanzees) to have a complete range of the abundant African fauna living in its natural environment.
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