The effect of the Glacial epoch in Europe is shown in northern Africa by the moraines of the higher Atlas, and the wider extension of the glaciers on Kilimanjaro, Kenya and Ruwenzori, and by the extensive accumulations of gravel over the Sahara.
One series of its numerous headstreams traverses the Kikuyu plateau north of the Athi, while others flow down the southern and eastern slopes of Kenya.
The cassava growing region of coastal Kenya is separated from cultivated areas inland by an arid belt which does not support intensive agriculture.
Kenya's largest accipiter, usually found alone or in pairs with a pair needing a territory of around 13 sq Km in Kenya.
At the Mount Kenya Safari Club's animal orphanage one can see the rare bongo antelope.