For the first time ever in Africa, Google has finally launched its popular Street View map service in Kenya, a service that is already available in a number of metropolitan areas around the globe. The feature allows one to explore and navigate a neighbourhood virtually through panoramic street-level images.
The announcement was made at the first Google for Kenya, where the company outlined its strategy and commitment to contribute to the country’s economic and social growth.
Google is launching Street View with 9,500 km of beautiful imagery of Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Nakuru, Nyeri, and Malindi available on Google Maps and accessible to everyone around the world.
Kenya’s Minister for Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala attended a launch event in Nairobi and said the map service would help the country’s tourism industry.
“Google Street View will bring Kenya to the world by enabling a global audience to virtually explore our cities, other urban centres and other places of interest and also bring the world to Kenya….”