About Kenya

Found on the east coast of Africa, Kenya is known for its diverse landscapes, from white sandy beaches to great lakes and mountains. The country has a diverse African population, as well as European, South-East Asian, and Arab communities, and is known for producing some of the best marathon runners in the world.

With the Great Rift Valley passing through the centre of the country and many national parks, it is ideal for those who want to experience the best of the natural world. The country is home to a wide variety of fauna, including some of the world's rarest animals, such as lions and elephants. Due to the country's varied landscape, there is a climatological difference within, from the tropical coast to the arid desert.

Kenya has several urban areas with international companies operating in its capital, Nairobi. It is regarded as having one of the strongest economies in East Africa, if not the strongest. The main form of income in the country comes from the tertiary sector, with tourism being the main source of revenue. Kenya's nature reserves and miles of coastline attract tourists from all over the world. There is a large agricultural sector, with a wide range of crop being grown in different regions.

Security can be a cause for concern for expats moving to Kenya, as the disparity in wealth means robbery and theft are common crimes. Petty crime, as well as violent crime, continues to be reported throughout the country. When finding accommodation, expats should seek somewhere with adequate security. However, if you get to know the area you are living in well and are cautious with your belongings, this should not be a constant concern.