"Rift Valley" Rift Valley Province by georeiser

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The Rift Valley Province follow the geographic trench of The Great Rift Valley, which is a continuous geographic trench that runs 6000 km from Syria to the border of Malawi/Mocambique.
Rift Valley Province is the largest and one of the most vibrant provinces in Kenya. It is dominated by the Great Rift Valley, which passes through it and gives the province its name. The population in the province is about 7 mill. inhabitants. The people in the province are mostly rural, but big towns like f.ex the province capital "Nakuru" and "Narok" have sprung up lately.
The highlands provide rainfall for farming which is the economic base of the Rift Valley People. There are many communities and tribes that can call Rift Valley for their home. The tribe "Kalenjin" in the Rift valley are known for their top runners. And the "Masai" is the most well known of all African ethnic groups due to their customs, clothes and residences near the many game parks.

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A popular viewpoint of the trench is only 2 hours drive from Nairobi. There are many stops at the edge of the trench, where safari cars on their way to Masai Mara usually stops to let the tourists see the steep hillside and the view.

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The Rift Valley Province on the western side of Kenya follow the geographic trench of The Great Rift Valley.

  • Last visit to Rift Valley Province: Aug 2009
  • Intro Updated Oct 2, 2009
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  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2009 at 6:31 PM

    This is a part of Africa that I would love to see. The Rift Valley is just beautiful. And the Masai people intrigue me. Lovely photographs, Geo.

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