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A private conservancy in Shompole, Kenya, offers sweeping views of the Great Rift Valley’s volcanic hills. The Shompole Lodge stands near Lake Natron, which is one of the few remaining flamingo-breeding habitats in Africa. (bing)


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.


To your right is a Kenya Map Covering all the major National Parks and I spent 29 days on safari. I went to Nairobi, Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Mombasa, Amboseli, Masai Mara, Meru, Serengeti, Lake Nakuru, Nakuru, Buffalo Springs, Rift Valley, Kisumu, Kercho, Kiambethu, Naboisho, Mt Kenya and Samburu

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The East African Rift Valley, a divergent boundary

New geology study raises questions about long-held theories of human evolution What came first: the bipedal human ancestor or the grassland encroaching on the forest? A new analysis of the past 12 million years’ of vegetation change in the cradle...


12 Day Rwenzori Trek with Safari The Rwenzoris, or the “Mountains of the Moon”, have a celebrated beauty. Shrouded almost perpetually in mist, they have a seducing, eerie quality that led to many wondrous tales about them through the ages.Rwenzori is known primarily for its challenging hiking and climbing possibility with a unique among East African Mountains. Rwenzori is not Volcanic in Origin, but it rises directly from the Rift valley floor. Its range also supports a diver...