Great Rift Valley

Running from Lebanon to Mozambique, the Great Rift Valley is a trench that formed when the earth’s crust tore apart and sank millions of years ago. It is a favorite among active travelers seeking off-the-beaten-path adventure.

The highlights

  • Trek Ol Doinyo Lengai, the only volcano with white lava
  • Witness Lake Natron, a legendary red soda lake that hosts 75 percent of the world’s lesser flamingo births
  • Take in the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, which provides sweeping, scenic views of Lake Manyara
  • Cross the Empakaai Crater, a secluded, lush crater perfect for a day hike