Fast Facts About Kenya

Size 582,645 square km (224,960 square miles).

Capital Nairobi.

Number of National Parks 49, including the Masai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Park, and Tsavo National Park.

Number of Private Reserves Too many to count, but includes Laikipia Plateau and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

Population Approximately 43 million.

Big Five You'll find them all here.

Language Kiswahili is the official language, but most people speak English.

Time Kenya is on EAT (East Africa Time), which is three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and eight hours ahead of North America's Eastern Standard Time.

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