Why visit the Rift Valley Lakes?

Apart from the flamingo, the shores of all of the lakes are home to wildlife and between them they offer a number of different safari experiences.

With their almost mystical appearance, the tranquil rift valley lakes of Nakuru, Naivasha, Baringo and Elementaita are home to large flocks of pink-feathered flamingo. In recent years changing water levels have affected the populations of algae that the flamingos feed on, so they move between the lakes seeking the best places to feed.

While Nakuru is situated in a national park, private conservancies around the other lakes offer the freedom to explore different safari experiences, like full-day nature walks and bush dinners, a round of golf on a quirky 9-hole ‘bush course’ or even playing hide-and-seek with young anti-poaching bloodhounds!

Why Visit?

  • Marvel at the dramatic landscapes of the Great Rift Valley, which in length extends from Lebanon to Mozambique.
  • Sparkling lakes attract huge flocks of flamingos.
  • Plentiful wildlife including exceptional sightings of leopard.

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