This Eastern Africa country, which achieved independence from Britain in 1963, is nestled between South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda, as well as the Indian Ocean. Kenya’s diverse lands include vast savannah, numerous lakes and mountains and the remarkable Great Rift Valley. Kenya is world-renowned for its safaris in its many national parks and game reserves.
Since 2013, Kenya has been led by Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya’s founding president. In the last few years, Kenya has been challenged by Somalian extremist movement Al Shabaab, including a 2013 attack at Westgate mall in Nairobi and a 2015 attack at Garissa University.