Lake Natron in Tanzania is known for its deep red hue. The lake is part of the East African Rift Valley, and gets its color from the algae that live on salt in the water from nearby volcanoes.

Lake Natron in Tanzania is known for its deep red hue. The lake is part of the East African Rift Valley, and gets its color from the algae that live on salt in the water from nearby volcanoes.

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Lake Natron in Tanzania is known for its deep red hue. The lake is part of the East African Rift Valley, and gets its color from the algae t...

Lake Natron in Tanzania is known for its deep red hue. The lake is part of the East African Rift Valley, and gets its color from the algae t...

Lake Natron is a salt lake located in northern Tanzania, close to the Kenyan border, in the eastern branch of the East African Rift.

Lake Natron is a salt lake located in northern Tanzania, close to the Kenyan border, in the eastern branch of the East African Rift.

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Mount Kenya - In the Mount Kenya National Park, this monster of a mountain stands 17058 feet high (5199 meters) and is the second highest mountain in Africa. Its highest peaks are Batian, Nelion, and Point Lenana. The mountain is located in the center of Kenya just south of he equator. It is a stratovolcano created roughly 3 million years after the opening of the East African Rift.

Mount Kenya - In the Mount Kenya National Park, this monster of a mountain stands 17058 feet high (5199 meters) and is the second highest mountain in Africa. Its highest peaks are Batian, Nelion, and Point Lenana. The mountain is located in the center of Kenya just south of he equator. It is a stratovolcano created roughly 3 million years after the opening of the East African Rift.

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Landscape in Northern Tanzania, inside the East African Rift. Tanzania /ˌtænzəˈniːə/, is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south. The country's eastern border is formed by the Indian Ocean. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.

Landscape in Northern Tanzania, inside the East African Rift. Tanzania /ˌtænzəˈniːə/, is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south. The country's eastern border is formed by the Indian Ocean. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.

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37.9k Likes, 153 Comments - National Geographic Travel (@natgeotravel) on Instagram: “Photo by @anniegriffithsphotography // The Dead Sea is located in the Syro-African Rift, a…”

37.9k Likes, 153 Comments - National Geographic Travel (@natgeotravel) on Instagram: “Photo by @anniegriffithsphotography // The Dead Sea is located in the Syro-African Rift, a…”

The East African Rift is one of the great tectonic features of Africa, caused by fracturing of the Earth’s crust. This astronaut photograph of the Eastern Branch of the Rift (near Kenya’s southern border) highlights the classical geologic structures associated with a tectonic rift valley.

The East African Rift is one of the great tectonic features of Africa, caused by fracturing of the Earth’s crust. This astronaut photograph of the Eastern Branch of the Rift (near Kenya’s southern border) highlights the classical geologic structures associated with a tectonic rift valley.

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