Information and Travel Guide to Mandera Town in Kenya

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Mandera town in a sleepy town in Kenya but with a lot of tourist potentials. Therefore if you want to visit this city, don’t be discouraged because this town is heaven in hibernation.

Mandera is a town in North Eastern Province, Kenya. It is capital of the Mandera District. The town is located at around near the borders with Ethiopia and Somalia.

It used to be one single district subdivided into the three constituencies of Mandera Central, Mandera East and Mandera west.

However, in 2007, president Kibaki created two new districts called Mandera west and Mandera central in effect turning every constituency into a district.

It is located in an area prone to drought. From late 2005, there has been a severe famine.

As with the other areas of the North Eastern Province, Mandera is inhabited almost exclusively by ethnic Somalis.

The major three clans in the town are Murule, Garre and Degodiya. Other clans include Sheekhaal, Marehan, Sharmooge and Leysan clans.

The Climate of Mandera is an arid climate under the Koppen climate classification.

Temperatures tend to be hot throughout the year. Daily temperatures are typically above 30 °C (86 °F) while at night, temperatures can fall to 20 °C (68 °F).

Precipitation is extremely low, with the area receiving very minimal amount of rain.

Droughts are not unusual, often resulting in significant loss of livestock to the inhabitants of the rural towns, many of whom remain nomads.

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