Kenya - Southern Rift Valley (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Southern Rift Valley chapter from Lonely Planet’s Kenya guidebook.

The Southern Rift Valley is cool and calm, swathed in forest and watered by moody mineral lakes that blanch and blush with the movements of pelicans and flamingos. The altitude peaks and dips all the way from Nairobi to Nakuru, ensuring pleasant weather almost year-round.

  • view the tree-climbing lions, as well as black and white rhinos at Lake Nakuru National Park
  • maps
  • try to out-sprint a buffalo against the red-cliffed gorges of Hell’s Gate National Park
  • transport
  • scale the volcanic rim of Mt Longonot for a kestrel’s-eye view of the great Rift Valley
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Lake Magadi & around, Longonot National Park, Naivasha, Lake Naivasha, Hell’s Gate National Park, Lake Elmenteita & around, Nakuru, Menengai Crater, Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site, Lake Nakuru National Park, Njoro, Lake Bogoria, and Lake Baringo.

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