Great Rift Valley

Stretching for over 6,500km from the Red Sea down through Africa, reaching as far as Mozambique, the Great Rift Valley is one of the most distinctive ruptures on our planet’s surface. The beauty of this natural wonder is more breathtakingly dramatic in Kenya than anywhere else.

The Kenya Rift Valley lakes are one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites and include three relatively shallow alkaline lakes, Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita. Combined with an exceptional range of habitats, including volcanic outcrops, open waters, swamps and waterfalls as well as geysers, hot springs, forests and open grasslands, the landscape, with the backdrop of the Great Rift Valley, makes for picturesque scenery.

The area harbours some of the highest bird diversities and concentrations in the world, including 13 globally threatened bird species. It is the world’s single most important foraging ground for the lesser flamingo and guests can watch up to 1,5 million of them move between the lakes in an extraordinary wildlife spectacle. The area is also a major nesting and breeding ground for great white pelicans as well as home to large mammal populations, including Rothschild’s giraffe, black rhino, lion and cheetah.