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British East Africa was a British protectorate in the eastern part of Africa, covering the territory of the modern day nation of Kenya, on the Indian Ocean. British commercial interests had started trade and settlements in the area in the late 1800s. The British government took control of the lands in 1895 when the Imperial British East Africa Company began to fail, and encouraged white settlement in the Highlands. In 1905, Britain added the lands of Uganda to the protectorate. In 1920, the protectorate was turned into the colony of Kenya, which became independent in 1963.

Its rich wildlife and abundance in game animals attracted a great number of safari hunters at the beginning of the 20th century, among which were included Frederick Selous, Theodore Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway.

Adventures in British East Africa / Kenya Edit

Indiana Jones visited British East Africa in 1909, when his father was invited to visit his friend, Richard Medlicot, who brought the Jones family to a safari with Theodore Roosevelt.

Jones may have returned to British East Africa during World War I around the time of his service fighting in German East Africa.

In 1931, Jones flew to Nairobi and set out by car toward Mombasa, searching for the lost palace of Ali Bey. He eventually discovered the palace, and how to enter it, but had to deal with several competitors for the Invincible Ruby.

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