Lake Bogoria

Red-shouldered Glossy Starling

Lake Bogoria in Kenya’s East Rift Valley has several natural phenomena that make it an ideal destination for eco-tourists. The extremely salty lake has a saline content about twice the density of sea water, making it devoid of most aquatic…

Lake Naivasha

Hell's Gate Gorge

Rare in Kenya’s east Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha is the country’s second largest freshwater lake. Long the traditional territory of the Maasai people, Lake Naivasha became popular in the colonial era as the playground of the English. Agreements with the…

Lake Elementaita

Lake Elementaita Landscape

One of the lesser-known ‘soda lakes’ in Kenya’s East Rift Valley, Lake Elementaita is becoming a major eco-tourism destination. As one of the three saline lakes that make up the Kenya Lake System of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Elementaita…

Lake Natron

Lesser Flamingoes in Flight

Lake Natron in northern Tanzania is a very special lake. Lying close to the Kenya border in the eastern branch of Africa’s Rift Valley, Lake Natron is the world’s largest breeding ground of the Lesser Flamingo. As the only breeding…

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru Yellow-billed Stork

Lake Nakuru is the most-visited lake in the country of Kenya. That might seem odd once people realize that this alkaline lake in Kenya’s East Rift Valley isn’t known for fishing, boating or swimming. What draws over 300,000 visitors a…

Lake Turkana

Shore View of Lake Turkana

Lake Turkana, located in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya and stretching into Northern Ethiopia, is said to be the world’s largest permanent desert lake. With a hot and arid climate and location in the middle of the desert, this…