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Flamingos In The Rift Valley Lakes Ss
Flamingos In The Rift Valley Lakes Ss
Shimmering, wildlife-rich lakes in the heart of the Rift Valley

Rift Valley Lakes

Kenya’s Great Rift Valley is absolutely stunning. The dramatic outcrops and thickets of dense forest are home to fantastic birds and mammals, but few locations are as lively as the Rift Valley Lakes. Kenya’s Great Rift Valley is absolutely stunning. The dramatic outcrops and thickets of dense forest are home to fantastic birds and mammals, but few locations are as lively as the Rift Valley Lakes.
Why the Rift Valley Lakes?
So important is the Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley that UNESCO recognised it for Outstanding Universal Value in 2011. Lake Nakuru, Lake Elementaita and Lake Bogoria – the latter known for its geothermal hot springs – are alkaline lakes supporting an astounding number of species. Birds especially thrive here, with millions of flamingos moving between the Great Rift lakes throughout the year.

Freshwater Lake Naivasha is home to hundreds of hippos and more than 400 species of birds and is ideal for a boating safari. The enormous Lake Turkana requires an air charter to properly access, but as the world’s largest desert lake and a haven for Nile crocodile, it’s worth the extra effort. Visiting multiple lakes in the Rift Valley is ideal and requires careful planning to appreciate the nuances between lakes.
  • Extraordinary lakes amid dramatic valley landscapes.
  • Each lake is unique in setting with bountiful wildlife.
  • Particularly favourable for birdwatching.
  • Perfect for safari by boat.
  • Versatile options for planning alongside other regions in Kenya.
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