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Republic of Kenya, is a country in Eastern Africa. Kenya’s capital and largest city is *Nairobi, while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of *Mombasa. *Kisumu City is the third largest city and also an inland port on *Lake Victoria.

The main tourist attractions are photo safaris through the 60 national parks and game reserves. Other attractions include the wildebeest migration at the *Masaai Mara, which is considered to be the 7th wonder of the world. Renowned scenery such as the white-capped Mount Kenya (map) and the *Great Rift Valley. Tea plantations at Kericho (map). Splendid view of Mount Kilimanjaro (map) across the border into Tanzania.

*Maasai Mara National Reserve
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*Amboseli National Park (map) — a swampy lowland Maasai park that is one of the best places anywhere in Africa to view large mammals, especially elephants

The “long rains” season occurs from March/April to May/June. The “short rains” season occurs from October to November/December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is February and March, leading into the season of the long rains, and the coldest is in July, until mid-August.

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