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Rift Valley
Rift Valley
Rift Valley
Rift Valley

The Rift Valley is famous for its stunning birdlife.

The best flamingo viewing these days is at Lake Bogoria.

Freshwater Lake Baringo, in the northern Rift, is a peaceful spot.

The best-known Rift Valley national park is Lake Nakuru, which protects white and black rhino.

Rift Valley

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The Great Rift Valley is famous for its saline lakes (these flamingos were at Lake Bogoria)…
…and abundant birdlife (mousebird at Lake Naivasha).
For birders, this is an outstanding area…
…with avian visitors often present at your breakfast table
…or persuaded to approach by boatmen offering fish (fish eagle, Lake Naivasha).
The iconic flamingos are less easily tracked down since flooding has changed the lakes' ecology…
…and as well as Lake Bogoria…
…which is usually visited on a day trip…
…you should also consider Lake Elmenteita…
…where the Soysambu Consevancy has plenty of grazers…
…and browsers…
…mixing with the livestock of this huge working ranch.
The best-known Rift Valley national park is Lake Nakuru, which protects white and black rhino…
…but can be very busy…
…and has been dramatically flooded in recent years – hence the lack of flamingos.
Freshwater Lake Baringo, in the northern Rift Valley…
sees far fewer visitors than Nakuru.
Boat trips to watch the birdlife are the main activity here…
…and afer sunrise…
…you'll meet the local Njemps people fishing from their homemade canoes.
The other freshwater lake is Lake Naivasha, which has a number of troops of colobus monkeys.
Watch the weather carefully on Lake Naivasha, as conditions can quickly turn rough.
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The Great Rift Valley is famous for its saline lakes (these flamingos were at Lake Bogoria)…
The Great Rift Valley is famous for its saline lakes (these flamingos were at Lake Bogoria)…
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…and abundant birdlife (mousebird at Lake Naivasha).
…and abundant birdlife (mousebird at Lake Naivasha).
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For birders, this is an outstanding area…
For birders, this is an outstanding area…
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…with avian visitors often present at your breakfast table
…with avian visitors often present at your breakfast table
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…or persuaded to approach by boatmen offering fish (fish eagle, Lake Naivasha).
…or persuaded to approach by boatmen offering fish (fish eagle, Lake Naivasha).
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The iconic flamingos are less easily tracked down since flooding has changed the lakes' ecology…
The iconic flamingos are less easily tracked down since flooding has changed the lakes' ecology…
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…and as well as Lake Bogoria…
…and as well as Lake Bogoria…
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…which is usually visited on a day trip…
…which is usually visited on a day trip…
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…you should also consider Lake Elmenteita…
…you should also consider Lake Elmenteita…
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…where the Soysambu Consevancy has plenty of grazers…
…where the Soysambu Consevancy has plenty of grazers…
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…and browsers…
…and browsers…
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…mixing with the livestock of this huge working ranch.
…mixing with the livestock of this huge working ranch.
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The best-known Rift Valley national park is Lake Nakuru, which protects white and black rhino…
The best-known Rift Valley national park is Lake Nakuru, which protects white and black rhino…
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…but can be very busy…
…but can be very busy…
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…and has been dramatically flooded in recent years – hence the lack of flamingos.
…and has been dramatically flooded in recent years – hence the lack of flamingos.
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Freshwater Lake Baringo, in the northern Rift Valley…
Freshwater Lake Baringo, in the northern Rift Valley…
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sees far fewer visitors than Nakuru.
sees far fewer visitors than Nakuru.
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Boat trips to watch the birdlife are the main activity here…
Boat trips to watch the birdlife are the main activity here…
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…and afer sunrise…
…and afer sunrise…
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…you'll meet the local Njemps people fishing from their homemade canoes.
…you'll meet the local Njemps people fishing from their homemade canoes.
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The other freshwater lake is Lake Naivasha, which has a number of troops of colobus monkeys.
The other freshwater lake is Lake Naivasha, which has a number of troops of colobus monkeys.
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Watch the weather carefully on Lake Naivasha, as conditions can quickly turn rough.
Watch the weather carefully on Lake Naivasha, as conditions can quickly turn rough.
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Rothschild Giraffe Safari

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Big Cat Fly-in Safari

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Lanner Falcon Fly-In Safari

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Where to stay in Rift Valley

Our suggestions for safari camps in Rift Valley


Loldia House

Loldia House

Loldia House is a comfortable, country house lodge on the shores of Lake Naivasha in the heart of Kenya's Great Rift Valley.


100% (3 reviews)
Tumbili Cliff Lodge

Tumbili Cliff Lodge

Tumbili Cliff Lodge is located on a low cliff on the western shore of Lake Baringo, in Kenya's Great Rift Valley.


90% (2 reviews)
Mbweha Camp

Mbweha Camp

Mbweha Camp is a well-established safari lodge on private land close to the Nderit Gate of Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya's Great Rift Valley.


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Island Camp Baringo

Island Camp Baringo

The birding magnet of Island Camp Baringo occupies a part of Ol Kokwe Island In Lake Baringo, in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya.


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