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.