The Republic of Kenya (pronounced /ˈkɛnjə/) is a country in East Africa. Lying along the Indian Ocean to its southeast and at the equator, Kenya is bordered by Somalia to the northeast, Ethiopia to the north, Sudan to the northwest, Uganda to the west and Tanzania to the south. Lake Victoria is to the southwest and is shared between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Kenya has numerous wildlife reserves, containing thousands of animal species. The capital city is Nairobi. Kenya’s area is 580,000 km2 with a population of nearly 39 million5 which is diverse: more than 406 different ethnic groups are present. The country is named after Mount Kenya, a significant landmark and second among Africa’s highest mountain peaks.