Jambo (Hello) and Karibu (Welcome)
to the Website of the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Kenya in Vienna.
The website is intended to provide you with basic information and its links to a number of other websites for further and more specialized information on various aspects of Kenya, an amazing land of contrasts which has aptly been described by many as the “Whole of Africa in One Country”.
There are several sections to explore on the website. In the tourism section, you will find out that no other country on earth can offer you as much to see and do. In this original safari country (“safari” was actually born and bred in Kenya, it simply means “journey” in kiswahili), you will be introduced to the unbelievable and unparalleled beauty with pristine white sandy beaches, equatorial forests and snow capped mountains right on the equator, deserts and magnificent green rolling hills on which the famed Kenyan tea and coffee are grown, and the dramatic and wide vistas of the savannah rich with big game.
Kenya, you will learn, is the habitat par excellence of Africa’s famous “Big Five” (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo). The incredible variety and range of our flora and fauna and the natural unspoilt beauty of our country is simply incomparable.
As you travel in Kenya, you will experience a unique cultural mélange of Kenya’s 42 different ethnic groups and languages. Despite this diversity, Kenya has defied the course of events elsewhere in Africa by remaining a peaceful nation united by a common Kenyan culture, and a hard working and proud but humble people who are always ready to tell you ‘karibu’. Translated into English, it means welcome but in Kenya, it is a greeting, an invitation and a blessing.
Information on business opportunities awaits investors and business people at the section on “Trade and Investment”. You will be exposed to the biggest economy in Eastern African and a gateway to East and Central Africa. Nairobi, the hub of business activity in the region is a modern metropolis with any facilities required by a business traveler, including world class Golf courses. What however makes it unique is that only 25 minutes from the city center, you will find some of the “Big Five” in Nairobi National Park, the world’s only urban game park.
Information is also provided about the Embassy and its consular services ranging from issuance of visas to procedures for those wishing to exchange their wedding vows in this country at the heart of Africa where scenery and peoples, climate and wildlife combine to create endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation as well as business and investment.
We shall endeavour to update our website regularly to serve you better in terms of providing more information and being user-friendly. Kenya has been described as a magical country: Our website shall strive to capture and portray this magic. Your valuable suggestions and comments on ways to improve our website are always welcome.
Asante sana (Thank you very much)