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Great Rift Valley

Sunset over Lake Naivasha
Lewa Landscape, Sirikoi Camp Far reaching views across Samburu Sunset over Lake Naivasha Dhow on perfect azure seas Elephant in front of Mount Kilimanjaro Game drive in Meru Horse riding through the majestic Mathews Mountains Mara Dawn, Il Moran Camp Nairobi National Park Game drives in Chyulu Hills Tsavo landscape

Stretching for over 6,500km from the Red Sea to as far as Mozambique, the Great Rift Valley’s East African Rift is comprised of two branches: the Eastern Rift and Western Rift.

Supported by a vast lake system and rich volcanic soil; vegetation and wildlife within the rift valley flourish. An exceptional range of habitats, including volcanic outcrops, open waters, swamps and waterfalls as well as geysers, hot springs, forests and open grasslands combine with concentrations and diversity of wildlife to provide some of the most sought after safari locations in the world including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Ngorongoro Crater and Kenya’s Rift Valley Lakes.

Each area within the rift valley offers a diverse selection of wildlife ranging from Rothschild’s giraffe, hippo, black rhino, lion, cheetah and some of the highest bird diversities and concentrations in the world including flamingo and 13 globally threatened bird species.

Great Rift Valley map

● Lake Bogoria is home to the world’s largest population of lesser flamingos

● The Kenyan Rift Valley lakes are a UNESCO World Heritage site

● Known as the ‘cradle of humanity’ following discoveries of million year old hominin skeletons

● Game Drives

● Guided Bush Walks

● Hiking

● Boat Excursions

● Flamingo Viewing Excursions

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