The Geography of Kenya


Kenya is tactically situated geographically, resting on the Equator with the Indian Ocean on its southeast, Lake Victoria on its west, Ethiopia and oil-rich Sudan to its north, agriculturally-fertile Tanzania and Uganda respectively to the southwest and west, and war-torn Somalia to the east. In truth, Kenya is a point of entry that opens Africa to Europe, Asia, and other abroad markets. Land Boundaries: Kenya borders Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda by a stretch of 861km, 682km, 232km, 769km and 933km respectively.


Kenya is the 47th biggest nation (by area) worldwide. As a contrast, Kenya is double the size of each the US state of Nevada along with the United Kingdom, and partially smaller sized than the US state of Texas.

Overall area: 580,367 km2.

Water area: 11,227 km2.

Physical Features.

Kenya's location and landscape vary: there's a tropical and damp environment at the coast where white-sand beaches, high coconut and palm trees, mangrove swamps and reef dominate, and in the east and north, there are dry and semi-arid plains and deserts identified by low valleys, scrubs, enormous baobab and thorn trees. Snow-capped mountains and hills tower the main highlands. There are savannah meadows that encompass fertile farming plantations in the Rift Valley . There countless fresh and salt-water lakes, such as Lake Nakuru, Lake Turkana, Lake Baringo, and Lake Naivasha, and so on.

 Seasonal and irreversible rivers, both big and little, transverse the landscape, consisting of the River Tana, Athi River, Ewaso Nyiro and River Nyando, and so on.  Numerous extinct volcanoes enhance Kenya's location, such as Mt. Longonot, Menengai and Mt Elgon. Hot and damp, western Kenya is a plateau defined by heavy rains and periodic floods. The plateau harbors Kakamega Forest, the only staying rain forest in East Africa.

Flying Distances

To fly into Kenya, it takes about.

9hrs from Europe.

16hrs from North America and Australia.

4hrs from The Gulf.

Secret geographical points.

The Indian Ocean is the most affordable point at sea level.

The pointer of Mt. Kenya is the acme, skyrocketing at 5199m above water level.

The Great Rift Valley, a preferred traveler area, separates the Kenyan highlands into eastern and western highlands, which are both defined by thick plants, swamps, and hills.

Significant cities and towns.

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya with a population of more than 3 million people. Mombasa and Kisumu are the other significant cities, with a population of 800,000 and 220000 people respectively. Significant towns consist of Nakuru, Eldoret, Thika, Kitale, Naivasha, Kakamega, and Malindi, and so on. With differing but favorable weather conditions and an excessively abundant and varied geographical landscape, the tactical place of Kenya on the world map makes it a perfect entry point for foreign financiers into Africa along with a perfect place where to do business and invest. The icing on the cake is its open gain access to into the Indian Ocean and deep harbors, supplying a perspective for ships to dock, making Kenya a competitive and sustainable trading and shipping location and path.