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Kenya: Other Areas

There are various separate areas of Kenya which do not fit into any of our other categories, including Chyulu Hills (a fantastic but little-visited park), Tsavo (which we do not recommend) and Amboseli National Park, which has phenomenal views of Kilimanjaro.
We don't particularly recommend spending time in any of Kenya’s cities and towns; in our view clients are much better off spending their limited holiday time in the safari parks and at the beach.  However, many clients do end up spending a night in the capital Nairobi, which is the industrial and commercial centre of East Africa. Nairobi is a love-it-or-hate-it kind of place; whether you actually want to do any exploring is up to you.  There are some unique expereinces to be had if you do have a day in Nairobi; visting the Sheldrick's elephant orpahange is facsinating, or staying at the expensive, but stunning Giraffe Manor where the resident Rothschild Giraffes will be vying for your attention at the breakfast table!



The East African Rift is a divergent tectonic plate boundary which runs down the whole eastern side of Africa.  The Great Rift Valley includes some of the oldest, largest and deepest lakes in the world, and Kenya is home to eight of these Rift Valley Lakes.  

Lake Turkana in the far north of the country on the border with Ethiopia (made famous by the film The Constant Gardener), is Kenya’s largest lake yet very few people travel to it as it is so very remote. The only lodge in the area is the fantastic Desert Rose which we use whenever the demand arises. 

Lakes Logipi, Baringo, Bogoria, Elementeita and Magadi also receive few visitors, either because they are very remote or because they lack good quality accommodation.  Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha however are well-frequented, especially Nakuru for its famous flamingoes.
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