Kenya on the map

Kenya is located close to the center of the map below.  The equator runs through the middle of the country so it has a subtropical climate very similar to Florida with the dry and humid weather.

Kenya has a warm and humid climate along its coastline on the Indian Ocean which changes to wildlife-rich savannah grasslands moving inland towards the capital Nairobi. Nairobi has a cool climate that gets colder approaching Mount Kenya, which has three permanently snow-capped peaks. The warm and humid tropical climate reappears further inland towards lake Victoria, before giving way to temperate forested and hilly areas in the western region. The North Eastern regions along the border with Somalia and Ethiopia are arid and semi-arid areas with near-desert landscapes. Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest fresh-water lake (after Lake Superior in the US and Canada) and the world’s largest tropical lake, is situated to the southwest and is shared with Uganda and Tanzania. Kenya is famous for its safaris and diverse world-famous wildlife reserves such as Tsavo National Park, the Maasai Mara, Nakuru National Park, and Aberdares National Park.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya

The capital of city of Nairobi is located in the south of the country directly East of Lake Victoria.  I found a really nice panaromic view of downtown Nairobi through Wikipedia that is worth checking out.

(click the image below to see the picture in high resolution that you can zoom in on)

Kilmanjaro Adventure Travel: Kenya National Parks and Reserve

I found a company called Kilmanjaro Adventure Travel which has some good information on the national parks in Kenya.  According to them, there are 55 national parks and reserves in Kenya and it has information to over 30.

  1. Central Kenya Highlands & Great Rift Valley
  2. Nairobi National Park
  3. Hell’s Gate National Park
  4. Mt Longonot National Park
  5. Lake Nakuru National Park
  6. Lake Bogaria National Reserve
  7. Lake Kamnarok National Reserve
  8. Masai Mara National Reserve
  9. Aberdare National Park
  10. Mt Kenya National Park
  11. Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park
  12. Mwea National Reserve
  13. Mt Elgon National Park
  14. Kerio Valley National Reserve
  15. Saiwa Swamp National Park
  16. Kakamega Forest National Reserve
  17. Ruma National Park
  18. Ndere Island National Park
  19. Kisumu Impala Sanctuary
  20. Meru National Park
  21. Bisanadi National Reserve
  22. Kora National Reserve
  23. Rahole National Reserve
  24. Mwingi National Reserve
  25. Samburu National Reserve
  26. Buffalo Springs National Reserve
  27. Shaba National Reserve
  28. Maralal Game Sanctuary
  29. Laikipia Game Sanctuary
  30. Marsabit National Reserve
  31. Losai National Reserve
  32. South Turkana National Reserve
  33. Nasalot National Reserve
  34. Sibiloi National Park
  35. Central Island National Park
  36. South Island National Park
  37. Malkamari National Park
  38. Tsavo East National Park
  39. South Kitui National Reserve
  40. Tsavo West National Park
  41. Chyulu Hills National Park
  42. Amboseli National Park
  43. Mombasa National Park and Reserve
  44. Shimba Hills National Reserve
  45. Kisite Marine National Park
  46. Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve
  47. Diani/Chale Marine National Park and Reserve
  48. Malindi Marine Park and Reserve
  49. Watamu Marine Park and Reserve
  50. Kiunga Marine National Reserve
  51. Dodori National Reserve
  52. Boni National Reserve
  53. Tana River Primate Reserve
  54. Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve
  55. Arewale National Reserve

http://www.kilimanjaro.com/kenya/parkke.htm

 

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