Volunteers in Kenya
According to anthropologists, Kenya is “the cradle of mankind”, as modern man is said to have originated on the east coast of Africa. Whether this is true is a hotly-debated topic among scientists, but a title Kenya certainly can claim, is inventor of the safari. "Safari" is the Swahili term for “travel”, and without the humongous animals dotting the Kenyan countryside, it never would have become such a popular term. Enormous buffalo and elephant herds roam the savannahs as packs of lions hunt their prey across the endless plains.
- Capital city: Nairobi
- Currency: Kenyan shilling (100 = about 0.94 €)
- Climate: January 24 °C, July 21 °C (average temperature in Nairobi)
- Visa: Tourist visa upon arrival, valid for 90 days, subject to a fee. Passport and return flight required.
- Food: Chapati (flat bread), Githeri (rice and beans), Mtuzi wa Samaki (fish with coconut)
- Sightseeing: Massai Mara National Park, Mount Kenya, Karen Blixen Museum, Lamu archipelago, Lake Bogoria, Samburu National Reserve
- Population: 36.9 million
- Area: 582,646 km²
- Language: English, Kisuaheli, tribal languages
- Form of government: Presidential Republic
You can find further information on Kenya at www.lonelyplanet.com