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Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa. Lying along the Indian ocean to its southeast and at the equator, it is bordered by Somalia to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Sudan to the northwest, Uganda to the west and is shared with Uganda and Tanzania to the South. Lake Victoria is situated to the southwest, and is shared with Uganda and Tanzania. With its capital city in Nairobi, Kenya has numerous wildlife reserves containing thousands of animal species. The country is named after Mount Kenya, a significant landmark and second among Africa's highest mountain peaks. Kenya's Capital Nairobi is a major commercial hub. The economy of Kenya traditionally produces world renowned tea and coffee, and more recently became a major exporter of fresh flowers to Europe.

Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The city and its surrounding area also forms the Nairobi County. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyirobi, which translate to "the place of cool waters". However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun".

Mombasa is Kenya's main tourist destination. It is located on the Eastern coastline of Kenya bordering the Indian Ocean; which has made it a popular destination for its beaches. Mombasa was ruled by the Portuguese, Arabs and British and originated back in the 16th century. Mombasa's culture today still exhibits that of its pasts. Historical Ruins like Fort Jesus and the Old Town are attractions that display the history in Mombasa.

Lamu is a place to chill out and relax. Leave the mobile and laptop behind and immerse yourself in a medieval peace only punctuated by the braying of donkeys and the call to prayer from the many mosques on the island.

Watamu is a beach resort Blue on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It lies on a small headland, between the Blue Lagoon and Watamu Bay. Its main industries are tourism and fishing. The shoreline in the area features white sand beaches and offshore coral formations arranged in three bays: Watamu Bay, Blue Lagoon and Turtle Bay. They are protected as part of the Watamu National Park. The name "Watamu" means "sweet people" in Swahili.

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