Where about is Kenya?
Kenyais a country in East Africa, Bodering the Indian Ocean in the South East, Somalia in the East, Ethiopia in the North, Sudan in the North West, Uganda in the West and Tanzania in the South. The country stradles the equator, and the Great Rift valley, and on its western edge is Lake Victoria, which is widely believed to be the source of the Nile. Its capital, Nairobi, is on map coordinates 1Â° 16' S and 36Â° 48' E . Kenya being filled with diverse flora and fauna is considered to be the most desirous place to visit by the explorers, adventure seekers and wildlife lovers.
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Kenya is named after Mt. Kenya its highest mountain. It is the second highest mountain in Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It is a misconception that the name Kenya o…riginated from its first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. And whilst the name came from Mt. Kenya, the mountain was not originally called Kenya as Kikuyu locals called it Kirinyaga (mountain of whiteness). British colonialists found it hard to pronounce hence Kiinyaa and later Kenya (Home of the Gods).
Answer . Kenya is located in Africa, on the East, just below the "horn" that is Somalia. It's bordered by the Indian Ocean on the South East, Tanzania on the South, Uganda …on the West, Sudan on the North West, Ethiopia on the North and Somalia on the North East. The equator divides Kenya roughly in two. Kenya's time is GMT +3 (or Moscow non-summer time). Kenya also borders Lake Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake (also the source of the Nile). Other notable features in Kenya are: Mt. Kenya (second highest mountain on Africa after Kilimanjaro), the Rift Valley, Masai Mara wildlife reserve, Lake Nakuru (known for having flamingoes) and Lamu (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
When in Kenya, some of the things that tourists do is go on a Kenya safari. Kenya national parks are the places where people go on a Kenya safari.
water skiing, bird watching, bungey jumping, water rafting, mountain climbing, terrain walking, animal watching, rock climbing......
there are safari's and game drives round Nirobi and many other things too. try going on a Kenyan Travel site for more information.
swim the channel, run or fly
In the centre of Kenya and just south of the equator.
You can fly in with various airlines, or take a boat to the coast, or drive from surrounding countries.
"As part of East Africa, Kenya has seen human habitation since the Lower Paleolithic period. The Bantu expansion reached the area by the first millennium AD, and the borders o…f the modern state comprise the crossroads of the Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, and Afro-Asiatic linguistic areas of Africa, making Kenya a truly multi-cultural state. European and Arab presence in Mombasa dates to the Early Modern period, but European exploration of the interior began only in the 19th century. The British Empire established the East Africa Protectorate in 1895, known from 1920 as the Kenya Colony. The independent Republic of Kenya was founded in December 1963." The source for this information is shown in the "related links" section shown below.
Kenya was known to be Kenya by first between the 16th and 17th century by tugese but declared independence from the British colonies on December 12, 1963.
it was called maisy before it was called kenya
1963 Before Kenya gained independence in 1963 from British rule, it was officially called the "Colony of Kenya". The name Kenya cactually came from the mountain in the same …name called mount kenya because the British couldn't pronounce it well at the time
Kenya's name derives from the Kikuyu name for Mount Kenya, Kere Nyaga (Ke-re-nya-ga) meaning 'mountain of God'. According to our elders, when one of the first men appeared in …Kenya he met a Kikuyu man and asked him the name of the country and pointed at the mountain. The Kikuyu man mistakenly thought that he was asking the name of the mountain and said 'Kere Nyaga' which he said quite quickly and came out 'Ke-nya'. After hearing this story it still baffles me why so many colonials called it 'Kee-nya' when the spelling would suggest that is 'Kenya' with only 1 'e' as in 'Ben', 'send' and 'when', not 2 as in 'seen' and 'been' and 'keen' ya?