More about Kenya
Kenya lies on the equator, with Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the north-east and with the Indian Ocean to its south-east. Its geographical position lends itself to a varied climate; from tropical along the coast to cooler inland and drier in the north. The country is named after Mount Kenya, which at 4,986m (16,358ft) above sea level is the second highest peak in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Kenya is generally a sunny country where temperatures rarely fall below 15 degrees Celsius or go above 30 degrees. The warmest months are February and March; the coldest July and August. However, it does have two rainy seasons, one from March to June and another from October to December. However, people fly to Kenya all year round as the weather is never oppressive or too disruptive.
Swahili and English are the principal languages spoken by most of Kenya’s 41 million inhabitants, though all Kenyans speak at least one other tribal language. There are 42 different tribal groups in Kenya, though seven are considered chief among them, with the Kikuyu (22%), Luhya (14%) and Luo (13%) being the biggest.