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Eldoret and the Western Highlands of Kenya
Eldoret is located only half a degree north of the equator at an elevation of about 7,000 feet. Here the world famous Kenyan runners train because of the high altitude. In the Western Highlands, it is far removed from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi.
Eldoret is a regional center for the area considered the bread basket of Kenya, with large-scale corn and wheat farming as well as cattle raising and a dairy industry. They fly cut flowers directly to the markets in Amesterdam and is home to a textile industry.
The town is also home to:
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