The Great Rift Valley In Africa: Pictures From Above

Africa is a big continent in the world, which has several beautiful places to visit. The Great Rift Valley in East Africa is one of those beautiful places. The Pictures have been taken from above (may be through helicopter). But the photographer has showed his talent by getting these snapshots beautifully, which are describing the beauty of East Africa.

The Rift Valley is located in East Africa, where people visit during their travel to Africa. You can have a look on the following places in the Rift Valley of Africa.

The photography has been done by the German Photographer Michael Poliza, who travelled the Rift Valley in Kenya and Ethiopia from the above. He has also wrote a book on Kenya and Eyes Over Africa, in which he has placed these images and pictures of Rift Valley very carefully and beautifully. Have a loon on the extraordinary work done by the Michael Poliza, the German photographer.

Village near Lokwakangole, Kenya

Lake Turkana has lake, and on the shores you can see a women palm-frond homes of the people who are living in the Valley. These homes become warm in the day light, while people of Africa are living happily. While traveling to Kenye, you must visit this place.

Village near Lokwakangole, Kenya

Suguta Valley

The people visit this place to see the cloud formations and rain showers, which are very rare in the valley. This is a dry area located near the Suguta Valley, which remains dry and people wait for the rain. But when it becomes rainy, you must have a camera to record the amazing moments.

Thunderstorms approaching near Desert Rose, Northern Kenya

Suguta Valley, Kenya

Here you can see a desert, which contains an Aruba Rock, which is visible in the background of the image. The temperature of the valley remains high. This is one of the places, where terrain are found so closer and together.

Suguta Valley, Kenya

Lake Turkana, Kenya

Lake Turkana is one of the famous places in Great Rift Valley, which is located in Africa. If you are a fisherman, then you will have to stay for a long time on the lake to catch the fish. The tiger fishes are mostly found on the lake. The tiger fish and Nile Perch are found up to 200 pound in weight on the Lake Turkana in Kenya.

Lake Turkana, Kenya

Nabiyotum Crater, Lake Turkana, Kenya

Michael Poliza, the photographer has taken the amazing snapshots of the Nabiyotum Crater, Lake Turkana in Kenya. According to his point of view, he had saw this crater for the first time in history. He was on the eight-weeks heli-Africa trip, when he saw the amazing image of the Nabiyotum Crater from the helicopter. He has described in his book ‘Eye Over Africa’ about the Crater that he saw the amazing crater in Kenya when he flew from Hamburg to Cape Town.


Lake Chamo, Ethiopia

It is the best place for Nile Corcodiles, which are found up to the seven meters in length on Lake Chamo, Ethiopia, Africa. Lake Chamo is one of the largest lake in the Ethiopia’s Rift Valley. The water of 213-squre-mile is a sanctuary for the crocodiles.

Chamo Lake in Africa

Lake Borogia, Kenya

The birds have made the photography even more beautiful during the dry season on Lake Borogia in Kenya. Eastern Rift Valley is heaven for the birds, who come out to enjoy the dry season. You can see the one-legged stance of the birds, which keep them protect from the cold.

Lake Borogia, Kenya

Flamingo Lake, Central Island, Lake Turkana, Kenya

Flamingo Lake is also located in Central Island, near Lake Turkana in Kenya. It is the home for the thousands of birds and species. These birds are supported by the plankton masses in the lake, which helps to feed the fishes.

Flamingo Lake, Central Island, Lake Turkana, Kenya

Lake Bogoria, Kenya

Lake Bogoria is also located in Kenya. The strongly saline and alkaline lake has 12 square miles of area. Several kinds of algae flourish in the water, which turns the lake into an amazing lake. The lake started to give different shades. Hence the algae-rich water becomes attractive for flamingos. But it remains dry during the hot season and the earth becomes crack for having no water.

Lake Bogoria, Kenya

Simien Mountains, Ethiopia

Simien Mountains in the Ethiopia are best known for the habitat of gelada, Ethiopian Wolves and baboons. The Mountains area has world heritage site and national park along with tallest peak Ras Dashen, which reachs up to 4,619 meters.

Simien Mountains, Ethiopia.

Photos Courtesy: Michael Poliza

There are so many rift valleys in Africa, but the above mentioned are just amazing and beautiful. If you are planing to spend your holidays in Africa, you must travel to the rift valleys, which are beautiful and best places for tourism in Africa. Several people from all over the world come to the East Africa Rift Valleys, so you should also manage a tour to these rift valleys.

The above mentioned places are the top 1o places located in the Great Rift Valley in Africa, which you can see in the pictures taken from above through helicopter by the German Photographer. So when you are visiting Africa, you must go to the above mentioned places to complete your tourism and journey to the Africa. Have a look on the beautifully taken photographs and write your valuable comments.

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