THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY 

THE CRADLE OF MANKIND

THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY has many swampy marshlands scattered across the landscape and its here that you will find thousands of flamingos that swarm upon the area to fee on algae and crabs in the reeds.

Drive  along the valley in open-air safari vehicles in search of leopard, rhino, flamingos, and hot springs.

Lake Nakuru, Naivasha and Bogoria offer the best sightings of these fuchsia-feathered birds. The alkaline nature of the lakes in the Rift Valley creates a thriving hub for algae and small crustaceans, which brings huge flocks of greater and lesser flamingos to the area to feed.

The  fish eagle can be heard as it swoops in to prey on our long-legged friends.

 LAKE NAKURU is part of the Rift Valley Soda Lakes which looks pink asupon thousands of flamingos forage for succulent treats, while black and white rhinos plod along the shoreline.

LAKE NAKURU  is best explored by safari vehicle on daily drives, where visitors can scan the savannah for all signs of life. The resident big cats of Nakuru—the lion, the cheetah, and the leopard are known to  be keeping an eye out for a meal.

LAKE NAIVASHA  can easily be visited on a day trip from NAIROBI  and

spans an area of 13,900ha with a surrounding swamp, this freshwater lake is situated north of Nairobi and is home to wallowing hippo pods, and incredible birdlife  The lake is also close to Hell’s Gate National Park and Mount Longonot.

 

LAKE ELMENTEITA SERENA CAMP 

This camp is only about 2 hours drive from Nairobi, and situated in the wetland reserve - it is a paradise for bird watchers.

The reserve is also great for game-viewing, with Rothschild’s giraffe and leopard being among the signature mammals.

Accommodation consists of 24 Luxury Tents, each with Wi-Fi, a mini-bar, electronic safe, and a private deck overlooking with a view to the lake

Loldia House is the ideal place from which to explore one of Africa's greatest natural monuments - The Rift Valley. The lodge is situated on a private farm of some 6,500 acres on the shores of Lake Naivasha and offers unparallel views of the surrounds and the awe-inspiring dormant volcano Mount Longonot.

You have the choice between staying in the old family farmhouse or one of the spacious surrounding cottages. 

FLAMINGO HILL TENTED CAMP is located on a hillside overlooking the famous Lake Nakuru deep in Kenya's Great Rift Valley.

Flamingo Hill Camp consists of just 25 tents each offering refined luxury. En suite rooms offer breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding plains.

Its really a special place

Flamingo Hill Tented Camp is about 160km from Nairobi in the heart of The Great Rift Valley. It is a two-hour drive from Nairobi or 30 minutes by air from Wilson Airport.

Segera Retreat consists of six timber and thatch villas situated above a garden on raised wooden platforms which look out onto the surrounding savannah. Segera is situated in the centre of Laikipia, one of Kenya’s richest ecosystems. It's abundance of wildlife is breathtaking.

On 20 000 hectares of land, Segera offers a one-of-a-kind safari and private retreat experience in one of Kenya’s most natural settings.

Torchwood Travel can Tailor-make any Safari to suit your needs