Lake Elementeita

Lake Elementeita is located in the Great Rift Valley, which can be seen from space. It is a tourist destination akin to the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Wall of China.

The major Nairobi-Nakuru highway runs along the nearby escarpment affording motorists a spectacular vista towards the lake.

Today the lake is a protected area due to it’s birdlife fame and also it has been named as one of the heritage sites together with Lake Nakuru by UNESCO. It is also a Ramsar Site and important bird area.

At the southern end of the lake are the “Kekopey” hot springs, in which the Tilapia grahami breed. Very popular for bathing and acts like a natural spa. The reed beds nearby are fishing grounds for night herons and pelicans.

This amazing tourist attraction is on the equator, at the same altitude as Denver,  Colorado in the Rocky Mountains. It is also home to 30% of the world population of the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe.

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