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Rift valley widens upto 100 km just
north of Nairobi then narrows to 45 km wide at some points. The floor
is at its
shallowest near Lake Turkana: here, distinction between the Great Rift
surrounding desert is little, but frther south sheer cliffs appear
upto1,900 km in the Lake Naivasha area but descend again to 580 meters
near the Tanzanian border.
Distance from the International airport - varies depending on the point of interest, the closest- Lake Naivasha is 75 kilometers from Nairobi, the Masai Mara 280 kilometers and lake Turkana is roughly 600 kilometers from the capital
Driving time;varies depending on place of visit. It is a four and a five hour drive to Masai Mara and an hour's drive to lake Naivasha
Flying time: Schedule flights are available to Masai Mara to the south of the Rift and Lokichoggio to the North, 45 minutes and one and a half hours flying time respectively
Schedule flights available?: Yes, to Naivasha, Masai Mara, Lokichoggio and Eldoret.................See Rift Valley flights
Accommodation: lodges - Lake Naivasha Country Lodge, Shompole Lodge, Oasis Lodge,Lake Turkana Lodge, Hippo Point, Crayfish Camp, Fish EagleInn, among others................ See Rift Valley hotels
The Kenyan Rift valley can be described as a "tunnel of wonders" - a geographical split that runs through the heart of East Africa - dotted with roughly half a dozen lakes and with parts of it a short distance from Nairobi, the valley proves to be a popular destination with both resident and non resident tourists. A drive along its edge reveals sights that are simply breath taking and a stop or two at some of the view points allows one to take in the arresting landscape. The northern part of the Rift Valley - home to Lake Turkana (formerly known as Lake Rudolph) remains an unexplored region, but one with a host of attractions, including the Turkana people who are still deeply steeped in their culture as well as The archaeological heritage site in Sibiloi National Park and the lake its self with its island in the centre. Further south lies a host of other lakes- Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru - where hundreds of thousands of flamingos can be found, Lake Elementaita, the volcanically active Lake Baringo and Lake Bogoria and the southern most Lake Magadi - another undiscovered treasure. The Rift Valley is also the bed in which the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve lies
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