Kenya is famous for its striking landscapes and exciting wildlife. It’s home to the Great Rift Valley, a geologically active rift that stretches the entire length of the country. With sharp mountains and shimmering lakes, it’s a beautiful part of Kenya’s landscape, which exemplifies the unique nature of this biodiverse country.
It’s no surprise that Kenya attracts over a million tourists a year; many heading out on safari to catch a glimpse of the ‘big five’ – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard – as well as other charismatic megafauna such as giraffe, zebra and African wild dog.
Less well known to the public is the unique nature found within Kenya’s coastal waters. Black corals, mangroves and seagrass are just some of the beautiful – but crucial – marine species found around Kenya.
Much of the country’s economy is driven by natural resources, including wildlife tourism, but unfortunately, Kenya’s nature is facing many challenges. Habitat loss, poaching, pollution and climate change all threaten the future of Kenyan wildlife and need to be addressed urgently.