The province of Eastern Kenya is a jagged strip of land in the centre of country. It is Kenya’s second largest region. Mount Kenya, which the country was named after, is in this province.
The provincial capital is Embu. Life in Eastern Kenya is mostly provincial, with numerous pastoralist communities making their home here.
The immense twin Tsavo National Parks are in Eastern Kenya. The size of Jamaica, they are a popular safari stopover for those driving to the coast or to a nearby city.
The capital of Eastern Kenya is Embu, a town on the slopes of Mount Kenya. The main sources of economy here are agriculture and the breeding of livestock. Embu is a large trading centre for the region, and people from all over the province come to the town to use the services and commodities it offers.
Every October and November, the town’s abundant jacaranda trees bloom, their purple and pink flowers adding a riot of colour to Embu’s streets.