Kenya is rich in geographical wonders – from the extinct volcanoes and hot springs in the Great Rift Valley to the snow-capped mountains of Mt. Kenya. Located in East Africa, Kenya sits on the equator and is home to a wide range of natural landscapes. The country’s low coastal plains hug the Indian Ocean to the east, while mountain ranges and plateaus are found in the center. To the west of Nairobi is the Great Rift Valley, which is hosts the deserts of northern Kenya.