Kenya is world famous for the great beauties and tremendous topographical diversity, including glaciated mountains with snow-capped peaks, the great Rift Valley with its scarps and volcanoes, ancient granitic hills, Coastal beaches, Great wildlife ,typical cultures, flat desert landscapes and coral reefs and islets among other attractions gives Kenya a true picture of why it is regarded as the best destination in Africa .With these immense attractions give you a reason to travel with Kenya safaris. Booking with Kenya vacation is an assurance of not only quality services but real and memorable experience.
Kenya lies astride the equator on the eastern coast of Africa and covers an area of about 586,600km sq. It bordered by Somalia and the Indian Ocean to the east, Ethiopia to the north, Sudan to the northwest, Uganda to the west and Tanzania to the south. Coastal plains give way to and inland plateau that rises gradually to the central highlands, which are the result of the relatively recent volcanic activity associated with the formation of the Great Rift Valley.
The coastline is composed of beaches, coral cliffs and reefs, creeks and numerous offshore coral islands. Inland, a mainly level but narrow coastal plain lies on sedimentary rocks, with some igneous rocks along the river banks. The northern and southern most sectors of the rift are low-lying, arid and rugged, with spectacular volcanic land form that give a sense of Kenya scenery.
Kenya’s natural vegetation is as diverse as its climate and topography. Apart from the Great Rift Valley is the low rolling hills lies the so-called Nyika Plateau, with numerous sedimentary rocks. The Nyika Plateau (dry wilderness) occupies the country between the coastal belt and the central highlands. It is a dry area of low rainfall. The vegetation consists of short grass with scattered acacia trees. It is best described as a dry savanna land and supports most of Kenya’s wildlife.
The Great Rift Valley, with its associated escarpments and mountains, is a major feature that attracts good number of tourists each year thus boosting the economy of the country. It runs to the length of the country from Lake Turkana in the north to Lake Natron on the southern border with Tanzania. The central portion of the rift is raised, with the Aberdares Mountains and Mt Kenya which is the second highest mountain after Mt. Kilimanjaro to the east and the Mau Escarpment and Cherangani Hills to the west. With all these attractions gives a true color of the Kenyan’s landscape and the reason to travel in Kenya holidays.