Great Rift Valley is part of an immense intra-continental ridge system that runs through Kenya from the north to the south. It's difficult to believe that the geological force that almost broke Africa in two instead created such serene landscapes. The floor is broken by spectacular volcanoes, some still active, with a series of dazzling lakes and the Cherangani Hills creating some epic scenery.
Kenya is home to 64 of the total lakes found within the continent of Africa, with 8 interspersed along the valley. Of these, only 3 are fresh water; Lake Baringo, with its hippos, crocodiles and fish eagles, Lake Turkana with its central volcano, and Lake Naivasha.
The remaining five are shallow and poorly drained, which makes the water alkaline. These are rich in blue-green algae, providing food for small crustaceans and fish. The atmosphere here is cool and calm, as the lagoons are swathed in lush, green woodlands, interrupted by the movement of pelicans and flamingos.
For fantastic landscapes and amazing wildlife, the Great Rift Valley is a top choice.
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The Great Rift Valley has a relatively mild climate throughout the year and, whilst the region still experiences two wet seasons, they are far less pronounced than in other parts of the country. Read More
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