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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
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.
Locations within British East Africa / Kenya Edit
- Richard Medlicot's coffee plantation
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "British East Africa, September 1909" → Passion for Life
- British East Africa, September 1909 comic
- Indiana Jones Adventures: Volume 2: Curse of the Invincible Ruby
- Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (Mentioned only)
- Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (Mentioned only)