Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a Sub-Saharan African country in located in East Africa. It is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and by the Indian Ocean to the southwest. The nation is mentioned or appears somewhat throughout the Jurassic Park franchise.

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Jurassic Park

In the first film, John Hammond mentions owning a wildlife park within the country. The white Kenyan hunter Robert Muldoon hailed from the country and served as the game warden at Hammond's park before going on to work at Jurassic Park. It is unknown what became of the park after Hammond's death and the later acquisition of InGen by the Masrani Global Corporation.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

The city of Mombasa appears in a deleted scene featuring the original introduction of Roland Tembo. The city is where Roland lived and he spent his days drinking at a local bar. Ajay Sidhu found Roland at this bar one day and tried to recruit him to lead an expedition Isla Sorna. It was also here that Roland fought an American tourist with one hand tied behind his back to defend a waitress.


In the Jurassic Park Comics series by Topps, the original character George Lawala once saved the life of Robert Muldoon from a lion attack outside a bar in Nairobi (the capital city). The two were fierce rivals across Africa and Muldoon sought to avenge Lawala's death by hunting down the velociraptors that killed him, dead or alive.


  • Both Tembo and Muldoon are "white Africans", descendants of European colonialists. This is in reference to the "great white hunter" archetype of the lost world genre of fiction which typically featured white men from former colonial areas. To that effect, both characters are portrayed by actors from the United Kingdom, the former colonial superpower that once ruled Kenya.
    • Prior to Jurassic Park, author Michael Crichton featured a white Kenyan character in his novel Congo. Interestingly, said character is described in appearance as being nearly identical to Muldoon.
  • Although George Lawala likely hails from the continent and appears to be black African, it is unknown if he actually hailed from the country of Kenya like Muldoon.
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