The Great Rift Valley

The Great Rift Valley stretches across Africa from Mozambique into Lebanon in the Middle East. Dissecting Kenya in two, it’s a great place to see several lakes supporting more than 500 bird species and crocodiles.

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5 days

Fly-in Masai Mara safari plus Great Rift Valley

The Big Five and Kenya’s lakes
Nairobi The Great Rift Valley (2) Masai Mara National Park (3) Nairobi
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8 days

Mara, Laikipia and Great Rift Valley

Kenya’s wildlife hotspots
Nairobi The Great Rift Valley (2) Laikipia (2) Masai Mara National Park (3) Nairobi
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  • Masai Mara National Park

    Masai Mara National Park

    The world-famous Masai Mara is one of Africa’s most popular destinations, with safari-goers flocking to the reserve to glimpse lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalo and elephant...
  • Mombasa


    Mombasa is Kenya’s largest port and has been a gateway into the country for centuries...
  • Nairobi


    Most visitors to Kenya simply fly in and out of capital Nairobi – which is a huge mistake...
  • Mount Kenya

    Mount Kenya

    Mount Kenya might only be Africa’s second-highest mountain – but it’s almost certainly it’s most beautiful...
  • Lake Victoria

    Lake Victoria

    Lake Victoria is the largest freshwater lake in Africa and is one of the sources of the Nile...
  • Laikipia


    The high plains of Laikipia offer an excellent alternative safari experience to the better-known Maasai Mara...
  • Gede


Things to do in The Great Rift Valley

Our recommended experiences and activities

Wine tasting in Naivasha
The Great Rift Valley

Wine tasting in Naivasha

Sample some of East-Africa’s fastest-growing wines with a tasting tour at the Leleshwa vineyard. The winery, best known for its light, summery sauvignon blanc, is based in Naivasha, 47 miles north of Nairobi in the heart of the Rift Valley.

Lake Nakuru safari
The Great Rift Valley

Lake Nakuru safari

Go on a Rift Valley safari at one of Kenya’s smallest but best-kept reserves. The park is home to a diverse range of wildlife including the rare Rothschild giraffe, endangered rhinos and, when conditions are right, the amazing spectacle of hundreds of thousands of pink flamingoes feeding at Lake Nakuru, the park’s focal point.

Where to go in Kenya

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