Great Rift Valley, Turkana District

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Ancient volcanic and tectonic activity has shaped Great Rift Valley, a World Heritage Site thanks to it's wildlife and geologic and bioligical elements. The site includies three alkaline lakes that support a variety of animals, including cheetahs, giraffes, wild dogs, and rhinos, as well as up to 4 million flamingos. On the shore of the lakes, you can take a break at farms, where you can experience the laid-back lifestyle of the locals with game animals inhabiting the plains nearby. Take the time to go horseback riding or buy souvenirs. A visit to Great Rift Valley represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Turkana District trip itinerary maker app to plot your vacation.
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  • Every morning you see here vapour coming on and it is as if the forest is on fire. For the rest it looks but desolate. The road from Nairobi to Narok towards Nakuru or masai mara) runs here along and you'll pass it wont. The "stalls" here are terribly expensive so you buy your souvenirs just better in a shop in a moderately sized town, there is the cheapest. Have to mention is also the traffic here ... crazy situations seen and experienced.
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  • Kenya certainly has its issues with respect to poverty, urban congestion and the like, but it also boasts many visit-worthy sites and attractions. One is the Great Rift Valley and surrounding heights....  more »
  • This Rift Valley, whose formation started 35 million years ago, covers about 3,500 Km from the Middle East to East Africa, also going to Jordan and Ethiopia and ending in Mozambique. It is created by the separation of the tectonic plates, and the eastern part is developed in Tanzania and Kenya, resulting in eight Lakes, become the habitat of many animals. Is truly a spectacle of nature, its width varies from 30 to 100 Km, while the depth comes to several thousand meters. Along the road from Nairobi for Nakuru, worth stopping in vantage point, the view is breathtaking, one feels the full force of nature, you can't look away. One of the many aspects of this extraordinary country.
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