representing 42 different peoples and cultures. The country is named after Mount Kenya, a significant landmark and second among Africa´s highest mountain peaks. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi.
Kenya has a warm and humid climate along its coastline on the Indian Ocean, which changes to wildlife-rich savannah grasslands moving inland towards the capital. Nairobi has a cool climate that gets colder approaching Mount Kenya,
which has three permanently snow-capped peaks. The warm and humid
tropical climate reappears further inland towards lake Victoria, before
giving way to temperate forested and hilly areas in the western region.
The North Eastern regions along the border with Somalia and Ethiopia are
arid and semi-arid areas with near-desert landscapes. Lake Victoria, the world's second largest fresh-water lake (after Lake Superior in the US and Canada) and the world's largesttropical lake, is situated to the southwest and is shared with Uganda and Tanzania. Kenya is famous for its safaris and diverse world-famous wildlife reserves such as Tsavo National Park, the Maasai Mara, Nakuru National Park, and Aberdares National Park .