The Republic of Kenya sits on the equator in East Africa with a long coastline on the Indian Ocean. From snow-capped Mount Kenya to the fertile plains of the Great Rift Valley, Kenya’s natural beauty includes true wilderness and wonderfully protected wildlife.
The capital Nairobi is a bustling and edgy commercial city, the headquarters for several international businesses and humanitarian organisations where the rush hour traffic jams are legendary.
International property buyers cluster in spacious detached houses in the affluent green suburbs in the west and northwest of Nairobi. They include Gigiri, home to the United Nations complex and the private estate of Runda to the north which has a large shopping centre and international schools.
Fifteen miles southwest from Nairobi, the well-kept suburbs of Karen and the private estates of neighbouring Lang’ata both have a significant number of European residents.