Kenya

About Kenya

Kenya has a little bit of something for everyone. It is famous for the stunning variety of its wildlife and landscapes. From Indian Ocean beaches and the ancient port city of Mombasa to the Masai Mara, Lake Victoria and the Rift Valley, Kenya attracts well over 1,000,000 tourists a year.

Tourist Information
The home of the safari, Kenya is also becoming well known for sports tourism, with white-water rafting on Lake Victoria, scuba diving, and the international Safari Sevens rugby tournament in Nairobi just a few examples.

A Commonwealth and East African Community member, Kenya became independent from Great Britain in 1962—meaning English is widely spoken throughout the country. Kenya’s economic growth is impressive, too; and although tourism is a major industry, other sectors, such as services, are growing quickly. In fact, Kenya has become known as the economic engine of east Africa.

The East African Tourist Visa, launched this year, allows you to visit Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with a single visa.

Transport
Getting to Kenya is pretty easy, with international airports at Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret. Kenya has a good rail network, although most people travel by bus and air, both within Kenya and to neighbouring countries.

Languages
Swahili and English are both official languages. Nearly 70 local languages are also spoken.

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