The Great Rift Valley lies in the west of Kenya: this deep crevice between 2 plates in the earth’s crust runs from Mozambique in south-eastern Africa to Syria in Asia. Thousands of kilometres of the Great Rift lie in East Africa. This impressive gorge is between 30 and 100 kilometres wide and features the deepest lakes and highest mountains.
The lakes and rivers between the fault lines are still deepening. The fresh water lakes are home to fish that occur nowhere else in the world and the diversity of birds is enormous. The region is also home to several native tribes, such as the Masai and the Samburu. The lakes and the geysers and hot springs in the volcanic landscape make this a truly unique setting - a natural wonder, with a unique combination of lakes, swamps, grassy plains, forests and animals.