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  Great African Rift Valley,Travel Destination Great African Rift Valley,Tour Destination Great African Rift Valley, ...
Great African Rift Valley is one of the wild and forlorn wildernesses of Kenya in Africa.
Great African Rift Valley covers 8, 700 kilometers, which stretches from the Jordan valley in the Middle east to taking in the whole wide expanse of the gigantic Red Sea before jutting through Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and finally stretching across the Indian Ocean at near the Zambezi River.
The Great African Rift Valley is also known by the name of the Gregorian Rift, which is named after the famed geologist by the name of J.W. Gregory, who first nomenclatured the destination and the rift was also fist of all defined and described by him, so goes the name," Gregorian Rift.".
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Elevations of the Great Rift Valley vary from 395 m (1296 ft) below sea level at the shore of the Dead Sea to about 1829 m (about 6000 ft) above sea level at a succession of steep cliffs in W Kenya.
On March 4, 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States.
On September 30, 1935, Hoover Dam, one of the great engineering feats of the twentieth century, was formally dedicated during a ceremony attended by President.
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 WWF - Rift Valley Lakes - A Global Ecoregion
The Great Rift Valley, created by the moving of tectonic plates beneath the crust of Africa, is home to many lakes that harbour extraordinary endemic species.
The species radiations of cichlids in the Rift Valley lakes rival radiations of terrestrial fauna in the Galápagos and serve as a classic example of evolutionary adaptation.
The Rift Valley lakes are primarily known for the extensive radiations of fish species in the family Cichlidae.
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 Great African Rift Valley,African Rift Valley,Great Rift Valley,Rift Valley in Africa,Great Rift Valley in ...
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The Great African Rift Valley is such a prominent feature on the surface of the Earth that it can be seen from as far away as the moon.
There are many plantations and farms along the Great African Rift Valley, for its fertile soil is ideal for cultivation.
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 Kenya, Africa - The Rift Valley, Kenya
This geologic phenomena, dubbed the Great Rift Valley by the Scottish explorer John Walter Gregory, divides Kenya neatly down the length of the country essentially separating east from west.
The valley floor is at its lowest near Lake Turkana where there is virtually no distinction between the Great Rift and the surrounding desert.
Each of the lakes in the Rift Valley string have a slightly different water composition ranging from freshwater to extremely alkaline, highly saline to brackish.
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 Kenya Rift Valley Safari,Rift Valley Safari Kenya,Rift Valley Safari in Kenya,Kenya Safaris,African Safari Kenya
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Rift Valley came to be known as the 'Happy Valley' of Kenya in 1930.
The popularity of the valley is evident in the fact that many films have been shot here and it still remains the favorite place of photographers to capture the mesmerizing natural beauty.
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 Africa Satellite Images
The lake basin, a landform in which a block of the Earth’s crust dropped down between blocks that rise on either side, began to form nearly 25 million years ago as part of the Great Rift Valley (NASA, 1985).
The lake, bordered on either side by steep slopes, fills a long narrow trough in the western arm of Africa’s Great Rift Valley and supports a thriving fishing industry.
This sand dune region of north-central Algeria is the large sandy-looking area in the center of the photo.
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  African Safari Lodges - Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort
Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort is the perfect stopover on a safari to the Maasai Mara or the sights of western Kenya.
Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort accommodates guests in 28 twin and double rooms with private balconies with large 4-poster beds and luxurious furnishings, en-suite bathrooms with all modern...
The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort is located overlooking Lake Naivasha, it also enjoys magnificent views to the west and east.
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  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Great Rift Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rift Valley (Great Rift Valley) Steep-sided, flat-floored valley in sw Asia and e Africa.
An outbreak of Rift Valley fever in Northeastern Kenya, 1997-98.
The Huleh concession and Jewish settlement of the Huleh Valley, 1934-48.
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 AllRefer.com - Great Rift Valley, Africa (African Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
The main section of the valley in Africa continues from the Red Sea SW across Ethiopia and S across Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi to the lower Zambezi River valley in Mozambique.
The Great Rift Valley ranges in elevation from c.1,300 ft (395 m) below sea level (the Dead Sea) to c.6,000 ft (1,830 m) above sea level in S Kenya.
The present configuration of the rift, which dates from the mid-Pleistocene epoch, is probably a result of a rifting process associated with thermal currents in the earth's mantle (see rift valley); there is evidence of earlier rift structures.
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Along the Rift Valley are some of the world's largest lakes, Malawi (30040sq km or 11600 sq miles), the 676km (420 mile) a long Tanganvika and the sea-like Victoria - 70484 sq km or 26828 sq miles.
The main section of the valley in Africa continues from the Red Sea across Ethiopia and across Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi to the lower Zambezi River valley in Mozambique.
The Rift Valley escarpment and views over the valley floor are best seen in Kenya, as the valley is at its narrowest between the Mau Escarpment and the Aberdare mountains.
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 Great Rift Valley
Volcanic valley formed 10–20 million years ago owing to rifting (major subsidence through faulting) of part of the Earth's crust, and running about 8,000 km/5,000 mi from the Jordan Valley through the Red Sea to central Mozambique in southeast Africa.
For most of its length the Rift Valley has a width of some 60 km/35 mi and, in highland areas especially, is bounded by inward-facing escarpments with a height which often reaches 500–1,000 m/1,500–3,000 ft. It is marked by a series of lakes, including Lake Turkana, and volcanoes, such as Mount Kilimanjaro.
The rift system associated with the Rift Valley extends into northern Botswana, with geological faults controlling the location of the Okavango Delta.
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 The complete guide to the Great Rift Valley - Independent Online Edition > Africa
The Rift Valley's most spectacular natural performance has to be the annual migration, put on by a cast of over two million wildebeest and a quarter of a million zebra.
Yet one of the most impressive aspects about this part of the Rift is the density of all manner of indigenous mammals and birds, such as the elegant fl-striped Thompson's gazelle, characteristic of the east-African plains, and the hefty bovine-like eland, the continent's largest antelope.
The term "rift valley" was first used to define Africa's great tectonic spine, but other, less famous though equally fractious, cousins have emerged on the earth's surface, such as the Rhinegraben in central Europe.
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 Great Rift Valley | CC Africa safaris | The Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha
The Great Rift Valley, with its associated escarpments and mountains encompasses the most dramatic, spectacular and varied scenery in Africa.
The Great Rift Valley runs the length of Kenya from Lake Turkana in the north to Lake Natron on the Southern border with Tanzania, and is lined with a series of freshwater and soda-based volcanic lakes.
Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Great Rift Valley Lakes (1910 metres/6200 feet).
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 Plate Tectonics Great Rift Valley
A real-life triple rift is shown on the left between Africa and Saudi Arabia.
The stem of the Y is the Great Rift Valley, which is tearing Africa apart.
Eventually, as the rift deepens and widens, surrounding waters will rush in to create a new gulf, or sea, as Somalia breaks away from Africa to form the new Somali Plate.
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 the great rift valley - zambia - luangwa safari network
The Luangwa Valley, situated at the end of the Great Rift Valley, is a region of magnificent natural beauty, abundant animal numbers and of vast conservation value.
Situated at the end of the Great Rift Valley and is itself a rift valley: with the Luangwa River winding its way along the valley floor which is flanked on either side by steep escarpment walls.
Conservation: Protected by the valley walls, animal numbers have flourished and the valley is known to have been home to one of the largest elephant populations in Africa.
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 Africa Images
The lake basin, a landform in which a block of the Earth’s crust dropped down between blocks that rise on either side, began to form nearly 25 million years ago as part of the Great Rift Valley (NASA, 1985).
The lake, bordered on either side by steep slopes, fills a long narrow trough in the western arm of Africa’s Great Rift Valley and supports a thriving fishing industry.
This sand dune region of north-central Algeria is the large sandy-looking area in the center of the photo.
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 Great Rift Valley Safari - safari to Kenya 's Great Rift Valley, Africa
Great Rift Valley Safari - safari to Kenya 's Great Rift Valley, Africa
The valley forms a wide trench (about 5400 miles long) down the length of Africa that is visible from the moon.
Situated in the heart of the Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru is one Kenya's most famous soda lakes.
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 Great Rift Valley — Infoplease.com
The main section of the valley in Africa continues from the Red Sea SW across Ethiopia and S across Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi to the lower Zambezi River valley in Mozambique.
The Great Rift Valley ranges in elevation from c.1,300 ft (395 m) below sea level (the Dead Sea) to c.6,000 ft (1,830 m) above sea level in S Kenya.
An outbreak of Rift Valley fever in Northeastern Kenya, 1997-98.
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 Great Rift Valley Coffee
Coffee Traders is committed to helping the WFP on its way to achieving its goals.
Great Rift Valley coffee is a blend of our finest East African coffees.
One dollar or more from each pound sold will go directly to school feeding programs in Kenya.
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 Great Rift Valley — FactMonster.com
The main section of the valley in Africa continues from the Red Sea SW across Ethiopia and S across Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi to the lower Zambezi River valley in Mozambique.
The Great Rift Valley ranges in elevation from c.1,300 ft (395 m) below sea level (the Dead Sea) to c.6,000 ft (1,830 m) above sea level in S Kenya.
The present configuration of the rift, which dates from the mid-Pleistocene epoch, is probably a result of a rifting process associated with thermal currents in the earth's mantle (see
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 Great African Rift Valley Tours,Great Rift Valley Safari,Tours to Rift Valley,Great African Rift Valley Kenya,Rift ...
The Great African Rift Valley Tours are a favorite with nature lovers, game viewers, bird watchers, and geologists for the regions ecological heritage.
The Rift Valley is strewn with lakes and wildlife reserves.
The National Parks in the Great African Rift Valley is a treasure trove of ecological gems.
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 Shompole - Great Rift Valley Safari Kenya
Shompole, an eco-lodge with elegance of an eco-camp, lies on the edge of the Great Rift Valley overlooking sun-baked plains and riverine forest, great creased volcanic mountains and lush green wetlands.
Shompole is located on the edge of the Nguruman Escarpment overlooking the Great Rift Valley, 120 kilometers south of Nairobi on a 35,000 acre Conservancy, surrounded by 140,000 acres of Shompole Group Ranch, which provides a dispersal area for wildlife and buffer zone.
Situated on the side of the Nguruman escarpment, overlooking the stunning expanse of the Great Rift Valley, the camp is positioned ideally to make the most of both: an incredible view and the cool breeze.
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 Great Rift Valley Safari - safari to Kenya 's Great Rift Valley, Africa
Great Rift Valley Safari - safari to Kenya 's Great Rift Valley, Africa
The valley forms a wide trench (about 5400 miles long) down the length of Africa that is visible from the moon.
Situated in the heart of the Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru is one Kenya's most famous soda lakes.
safari.go2africa.com /kenya/great-rift-valley-safari.asp   (411 words)

  
 Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort - Naivasha Safari Kenya
The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort enjoys one of the most spectacular views in all of Africa.
It is perched on the side of the Eburu Escarpment, overlooking Lake Naivasha and the sweeping floors of the Great Rift Valley of Kenya.
The social 'heart' of the Great Rift Valley Lodge is the clubhouse building, which offers fine dining and beautiful views from its panoramic restaurant and broad balconies.
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During the Early Cretaceous the area around Dinosaur Cove was a flood plain within a great rift valley that formed as Australia tore northward from Antarctica.
The deposits were buried by up to three kilometres as the rift valley sank, turning the sediments into rock.
This famous valley is a huge 5,400-mile slash in the Earth's surface created by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions many years ago.
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 The Great Rift Valley Circuit - Best of Kenya
The Rift Valley is one of the wonders of the world, stretching from the Middle East, down through Africa, reaching as far as Mozambique.
Whilst this stunning introduction to the Rift valley is amazing in itself, actually descending and exploring the Lakes area of the Rift in Kenya is a "not to be missed" opportunity.
As you travel through this small section of the entire Rift Valley with the rising Mau Escarpment on one side, and the Aberdare Mountains on the other, the lush, green forests of these mountain ranges frame the arid landscape of the Valley floor.
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