Central Highlands and Rift Valley
Travel to Central Highlands & Rift Valley – Rift Valley Lakes & Mountains
Kenya straddles the centre of the Great Rift Valley, the vast prehistoric fissure that stretches from Jordan to Mozambique. From the North to the South of Kenya, the valley is lined with a series of freshwater and soda based volcanic lakes. This is one of Kenya’s most scenic areas.
Travelling from lake to lake is a journey through a world of contrasts: From papyrus fringed Lake Naivasha with its abundance of birdlife, through Lake Nakuru with its famous flamingo population, to the steam geysers of Lake Bogoria.
High altitude Kenya offers something for everyone. There are refreshing hill walks through bird rich areas or more active hikes into montane forests. Above all there is mighty Mount Kenya, whose slopes are the perfect trekking destination. The mountain’s alpine peak is a challenging technical summit for the experienced mountaineer.
- Spend a couple of days on safari in Lake Nakuru National Park – compact but packed with game.
- Explore Kenya’s Rift Valley Lakes and see dramatic scenery, big game and birds.
- The Masai Mara is one of the world’s most famous game reserves and is home to the greatest movement of wildlife of earth – the Great Annual Migration.