Total area: 580,367 km2
Population: 40,046,566 (2010 estimate)
Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES)
Official language(s): Swahili, English
Government: Semi-presidential Republic
Internet TLD: .ke
Calling code: +254
Kenya is a country situated in East Africa and shares borders with Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the northeast, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west and Sudan to the northwest.
Kenya is the perfect tourist destination for the adventurous travelers as it is a primitive and wild, yet fascinating land. Extensive savannas, varied wildlife, splendid beaches, picturesque lakes and the vibrating African rhythm are the perfect combination that leaves the impression of another world. Also, Kenya is a highly appreciated tourist destination by the European Union. On the overall, over two millions tourists choose to spend their holiday in Kenya anually.
The major attractions that draw the most tourists are: the central part of the country with savannah, steppes, jungles, and nature reserves ideal for watching wildlife or hunting; the crystalline lakes of Nakuru, Naviasha on the Rift Valley, Lake Victoria; The Gede Ruins - a historical monument; Hell's Gate National Park, the brilliant beaches with turquoise waters and coral reefs.
The best time for tourists to visit Kenya is from January to February, as it is hot and dry, being the most pleasant time of the year. The rainy season begins in March and lasts until May and it is the most peaceful time of the year.
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