Things to Know
Kenya lies across the equator in east-central Africa. It is known for its fabulous landscapes and wildlife.
Official languages-English and Swahili
Listen to words in Swahili.
Learn about the different birds in Kenya.
Lake Nakuru National Park is home to more than one million flamingos.
Lion, leopard, and cheetah
A tropical climate along the coast, turning increasingly arid farther inland.
Time for Kids History Timeline-Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first President
Kenya's geograhpy is varied. Most of northeastern Kenya is flat and bush-covered. A fertile plain in the west. Central highlands that are bisected by the Great Rift Valley (Views of the Earth - The Great Rift Valley) . There are savannas and beaches and highlands and lake regions and the magnificent Mount Kenya (the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa). The southwestern border of the country is marked by Lake Victoria.
Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya
(over 5000 m)
Kenya has natural hazards which include recurring droughts and flooding during rainy seasons.
Photos of plants in Kenya
The natural resources of Kenya include limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, wildlife, hydropower.
Impala at Masai Mara, Kenya
Crittercam: African Adventure
National Geographic's Wild Chronicles team needs your help to record video footage from the Crittercam collars worn by the lions in northern Kenya.
Abu Nuwasi Sells His House-A Kenyan Fable
National Geographic-Kenyan Artist
Listen to music from Kenya.
Sites to See
Learn about Mount Elgon, a dormant volcano and hear the voices of the people who live there.
National Geographic Kids-Kenya
Kenya Guide-National Geographic
The Flag of Kenya
Information, color page, and quiz.
Recipes from Kenya
Mount Kenya Ice Cave
Kenya panoramic images
Sites to See
A Look at a Kenyan Classroom (with video)