Kenya is on the east coast of the Africa continent, on the equator. As a holiday destination it is known for Safaris and for the wildlife that lives in the many national parks in Kenya. With a coastal location Kenya also has gorgeous beaches on the edge of the warm Indian Ocean.
Heading to a wildlife reserve or national park in Kenya will allow you to view a very broad spectrum of animals, including rhinoceros, warthog, cheetah, elephants, hyena, mongoose and even the giant rat. There are many to explore as there are 21 national parks in Kenya, with the Tsavo national park being one of the largest, oldest and most popular with tourists.
Tourists interested in exploring beaches on the coast can also see the Indian ocean a little more by heading out to Wasini Island, a small island with a range of interesting culture and activities. The island is inhabited by the Vumba people, who have a rich history. There are villages, mosques and tombs to explore, there are also dolphin spotting trips available, diving, snorkeling and dhow sailing.
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