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The Rift Valley Lakes Kenya
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The Rift Valley Lakes

The Rift Valley is a compendium of superb lakes and impressive depressions. Lake Baringo is over 25 miles from Bogonia towards the north of the country - a veritable paradise for ornithologists given the concentration of birds found there. Meanwhile, Lake Nakuru belongs to the national park of the same name. Unfortunately, its dryness has chased away the swarms of pink flamingos that once made it famous. Perhaps these same birds migrated to Lake Bogonia. Although it very few tourists visit the Lake Bogonia, an atmosphere of peace and tranquility prevails on its banks. It's the same story at Lake Elmenteita, the smallest lake in the valley. Lake Naivasha, located at an altitude of 6,200 feet, has a pleasant climate, with fresh water awash with aquatic plants. It's less than two hours drive from Nairobi. Finally, Lake Turkana is one of the best known lakes in the Rift Valley, its size also impressive at 155 miles long. Its nickname is the "Jade Sea" due to the amazing colour of its waters.

The Rift Valley Lakes

The Rift Valley Lakes , A pink flamingo in action , Kenya
A pink flamingo in action

The pink flamingo is the most common of the flamingo species.

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The Rift Valley Lakes , Lake Nakuru , Kenya
Lake Nakuru

Hundreds of flamingoes gathered at Lake Nakuru.

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The Rift Valley Lakes , A pair of rhinos , Kenya
A pair of rhinos

It is not unusual to come across these beautiful beasts in the Rift Valley.

Sabine Noack / Age Fotostock
The Rift Valley Lakes , A proud kob, Kenya , Kenya
A proud kob, Kenya

Part of the antelope family, the kob is capable of leaping 1.5 metres into the air.

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The Rift Valley Lakes , African buffalo , Kenya
African buffalo

The buffalo is an animal that travels in herds and is a common sight in the savannah lands of Kenya.

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