Rift Valley Lakes Lodges
Lakes Turkana, Nakuru, Naivasha, Elmenteita and Baringo

Kenya safari lodges in the Rift Valley region of Kenya are located along a chain of lakes, Turkana, Nakuru, Naivasha, Elmenteita and Baringo.

To the east of Lake Naivasha is the outstanding promontory of Mount Longonot, a dormant volcano that is the site of the continent's largest geothermal power facility. Small steam vents are found around the walls of the crater and while there is very little vegetation on the mountain slopes there is a dense forest within the crater itself.

Below that Lake Naivasha languishes amid a patchwork of small farms, villages and resorts. Naivasha is mainly spring-fed and thus the only large freshwater lake of the Eastern Rift. While the lakes of the Western Rift are all deep and pristine, the Eastern Rift lakes are (with the exception of Turkana in the far north) very shallow and have no outlets to the sea. High evaporation rates near the equator cause them to have extremely high salt concentrations, which leave a white crust around the shore edge.

These are the so-called soda lakes including Baringo, Nakuru, Elementeita, Magadi and Natron. What makes the soda lakes most attractive are the tens of thousands of flamingoes that congregate there to eat the cyanobacteria, algae, and brine shrimps. (It is their diet that causes their pink colouration).

See Rift Valley Lakes Lodges in Kenya below.

Loldia House

Holiday in Kenya at Loldia House, an early settler country house at the edge of Lake Naivasha. Enjoy game viewing and birding, Lake Nakuru day trips and much more besides...more

Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort

Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort has scenic views of the freshwater lake and spacious cottages for a stay in the Great Rift Valley area of Kenya...more

Olerai House

Olerai House offers welcoming colonial style accommodation in Naivasha. Experience farm life where Zebra where the wildlife roams the tropical garden during a safari holiday in Kenya...more

Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort

The Great Rift Valley Lodge sits on the edge of an escarpment called Ol Donyo Opurru or “mountain of smoke” at an altitude of 7000 feet. It has sweeping views over the Valley and Lake Naivasha...more

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

The Sarova Lion Hill offers Kenya safari accommodation on a hill overlooking the scenic Lake Nakuru which is famed for its many Flamingos...more
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