Experience dramatic scenery and unrivalled beauty in the spectacular Great Rift Valley.

The Great Rift Valley is a huge expanse, stretching from the Arabian Peninsula down into Southern Africa and is visible from space, but Africa is the place where you can really get to know this extraordinary destination. Considered to be the ‘cradle of mankind’, this is truly the place to get in touch with the natural world and the origins of humanity. The landscape here is simply wonderful and nowhere more so than around the Rift Valley Lakes, including Lake Nakuru National Park.

The Kenyan Rift Valley Lake System is made up of eight lakes, a mix of freshwater and alkaline. The landscape here is made up of the lakes as well as stunning mountains and undulating plains, home to a variety of wildlife. All of this combines to a spectacular experience of the natural world. Witness a diversity of natural life, from huge flocks of flamingos to graceful giraffes. The wildlife here is spectacular and for birdwatchers, it is without doubt a bucket list destination.

Soak up an atmosphere in the Rift Valley Lakes that is almost spiritual as you witness unrivalled wildlife and tap into echoes of our past in this amazing part of Africa.


Our favourite luxury hotels

Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp, Rift Balley Lakes, Kenya

Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp 

Superbly situated on the banks of Lake Elmenteita where a plethora of birds congregate, the small and exclusive Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp in Kenya invites guests to experience an intimate 5 star safari experience. There are 20 luxury, tastefully furnished, en suite tents with views of Lake Elmenteita and a private veranda. Each tent is supplied with a mini bar, telephone and wi-fi. There is also a one-bedroom Flamingo Suite with a sitting room, jacuzzi bath and shower and a balcony. The swimming pool is the perfect place to cool down in the African sun.

Loldia House, Rift Valley Lakes, Kenya

Loldia House

With stunning views of the dormant Mount Longonot volcano and the sprawling landscape of the Great Rift Valley, Loldia House offers the perfect setting to embark on a quintessential Kenyan exploration. Beautifully-appointed ensuite rooms are housed in an old family home or in quaint cottages scattered on the grounds. The main house boasts four ensuite rooms, while the three cottages vary in their room offering and location; from a garden or lakeshore setting to high on a hillside. Guests can enjoy a variety of cultural and traditional safari activities such as twice-daily game drives.

The Cliff, Lake Nakuru, Kenya

The Cliff 

The Cliff is a stunning tented camp on the shores of Lake Nakuru, surrounded by nature and offering 10 beautifully appointed tented suites. A fusion of the elegance of Europe and the wild of Africa, each suite features a king size bed, a viewing deck, private lounge, and free standing bath tub and shower. Balance body, mind and spirit with morning yoga and stretching sessions and enjoy relaxing spa treatments or, for the actively inclined, make use of the gym. This is a sensational destination to view colourful birdlife, including pink flamingos wading in the shallow soda lake.