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Flag of Kenya Kenya
Language: Swahili, English
Capital: Nairobi
Population: 39,002,772
Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Hitchability: <rating country='ke' />
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Kenya is a country in East Africa. It has a large variety of tribes living in different areas of the country, with the Kikuyu tribe being the biggest. The famous Maasai tribe lives near the border with Tanzania.

Trans-African Highway

This road, going from Cairo, Egypt, to Cape Town, South Africa, leads through Kenya as well. In the north of the country, it is little more than a dust track through the desert, and this used to be a dangerous part of the road to travel on, with several hold-ups reported. Gerben travelled here in the summer of 2010, and he was told the banditry had drastically decreased after negotiations on illegal weapons possession in the region had been conducted by local authorities.

Take care with the rainy season in this part of the country as well, as the dusty roads quickly turn into slippery mud roads once the rain starts pouring down. An asphalt (or tarmac, as it is called here) road to the border at Moyale is under construction, but will take at least until 2015 to complete.

Update 2018: The tarmac road is complete and in perfect condition. However, there are tons of speed bumps which makes hitchhiking quite easy despite the high speeds cars can travel on it.