Rift Valley

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The Rift Valley is home to thirty active and semi-active volcanoes and countless hot springs along its length. This string of alkaline lakes and boiling springs northwest of Nairobi includes Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru, Lake Elementaita, Lake Naivasha, and Lake Magadi in the south. Unique because their water is highly concentrated in sodium, millions of birds flock to these soda lakes to feast on the abundant food supply. Lake Nakuru is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores, whilst Lake Baringo is unrivalled for bird watching.