Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley

This serial property of outstanding scenic beauty numbers three inter-linked relatively shallow lakes (Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita) in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya totalling an area of 32,034 hectares. The area hosts 13 globally threatened bird species and some of the highest bird diversities in the world. It is the single most important foraging site for the lesser flamingo anywhere, and a major nesting and breeding grounds for great white pelicans. The property features sizeable mammal populations, including black rhino, Rothschild’s giraffe, greater kudu, lion, cheetah and wild dog and is valuable for the study of ecological processes of major importance.

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