Kenya is located in East Africa and is well known for its wildlife, National Parks and Game Reserves. This is where to come if you want to spot the ‘Big Five’: – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceros and buffalo. Nairobi, the capital city, literally means ‘the place of cool waters’, but it is also called ‘Green City in the Sun’ because of its climate and pollution-free, green environment. The climate is enjoyable but the altitude does make for some chilly evenings. The warmest time of the year is during summer from December to March. Nairobi is now one of the most prominent cities in Africa, both politically and financially. Due to its size it can be quite overwhelming when you first arrive and it may appear unsafe, however, crime here is on the decrease due to the efforts of the police. Many expats choose to live in suburban areas, such as Runda and Westland, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city where it feels less intimidating.