Great Rift Valley, Turkana District

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#9 of 17 in Nature in Rift Valley Province
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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  • It is a superb view spot in just the middle point from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru! ! From Nairobi to here, the main road was the way through the mountains, but from here it was a great view. There is a collection of souvenir shops, there is also a deck that seems to break withno credit at all, and a toilet is also equipped. Souvenir shops are basically persistent, so if you're not interested, ignore them.
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  • Getting to the beginning of the Rift Valley is an adventure in itself. The view is immense, and driving over the mountain the first glimpse of the valley is intense. It is breathtaking to see, and to ...  more »
  • The drive west from Nairobi can be harrowing due to the truck traffic and constant overtaking. That aside as one approaches the Rift the majesty of it is quite an eyeful. The best way to see it would ...  more »
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