Lake Malawi Extraordinaire

Lake Malawi is an African lake that is far from ordinary. Vast, lush, wild and inviting, it offers a wealth of interest to the traveller. Here are a few of the key facts about this stunning natural feature, as outlined in USA Today:

Location and Geography

The eight largest lake in the world, Lake Malawi is the third biggest in Africa and the second deepest. It runs through the Great African Rift Valley and occupies parts of Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique. The lake measures approximately 360 miles north to south and up to 50 miles in width with a surface area of almost 15,000 square miles.

Landscape

Fringed with golden beaches and welcoming coves, there are also remote villages and establishments aimed at tourists, mountain slopes, woods and lush flora around Lake Malawi. The water is mainly placid – there are no tides or currents and few storms, making it popular water sports enthusiasts.

Wildlife

Lake Malawi contains up to 1000 species of fish, more than any other lake in the world. This includes rare tropical fish like the mbuna, plus one may see crocodiles, hippopotamuses and monkeys in and around the lake. There is also a great number of birds, including black eagles and various species of kingfisher.

 

Leisure

Lake Malawi is great for those who love water sports such as swimming, sailing, kayaking, snorkelling and fishing. The tourist establishments on the lake will guide and organise activities, whilst small cruise ships also provide tours of the lake. The Malawi Lake Services-operated Llala II cruise liner and in Tanzania, the Songea Ferry transports passengers between ports.
Climate

Visit Lake Malawi during the dry season from May to November, when the climate is warm and pleasant with cool evenings and the vegetation is green and lush. October is best for wildlife viewing. It is hot and wet during the rest of the year and conditions are less settled.

Tanzania Rift Valley Safari – Botswana

Tanzania Safari Near Botswana

If you fancy spending your holiday experiencing different cultures, viewing breathtaking scenery and meeting fascinating wildlife such as lions, camels, flamingos and elephants, then head to The Great Rift Valley close to Botswana .

During your stay in Tanzania, you will get the chance to meet magnificent creatures such as elephants and lions, go volcano hopping and spend some time with the intriguing Lake Eyasi and Hadzabe bushmen.

This all-inclusive safari near to Botswana costs $3,850 for a 14-day trip or $2,950 for an 11-day trip. The safari is also available for $300 per person per day and all of these prices cover the cost of the majority of your meals and all of your accommodation.

Trip of a Lifetime

These costs assume that two will be sharing a room but solo travellers can upgrade for a small single supplement fee. Throughout your trip, you will stay in a private family home, guesthouse hotel, a catered camp and an eco camp and when you are camping you have the option of your own tent.

The price is $2,950 each for an 11-day trip or $3,850 per person for a 14-day trip. You also have the option of paying $300 per person per day. While the price is based on two people sharing, you can choose to have your own room for an additional fee. However, you will always have the option to sleep in your own tent when camping.

For the majority of your safari trip, you will explore the area close to Botswana as part of a travelling camp, which will be led by your guide Theodaty.

About Botswana

Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. The citizens are properly referred to as “Batswana”, but many English-language sources use “Botswanan”. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. It has held free and fair democratic elections since independence. Botswana is flat, and up to 70% is covered by the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and south-east, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the north-east Its border with Zambia to the north near Kazungula, Zambia is poorly defined but at most is a few hundred meters long.

About Tanzania Rift Valley Safari

The Rift Valley lakes are a group of lakes in the East African Rift which runs through the whole eastern side of the African continent from north to south. These lakes include some of the oldest, largest and deepest lakes in the world, and many are freshwater ecoregions of great biodiversity, while others are alkaline “soda lakes” supporting highly specialised organisms. An unusual and off the beaten track journey around the Great Rift Valley gives you the best of Tanzania’s wildlife, an intimate view into two of their most fascinating cultures and some of the most awesome landscapes on earth.

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Tanzania Rift Valley Safari – Kenya

 

Tanzania Safari Near Kenya

If you fancy the adventure of a lifetime, then head to the Great Rift Valley close to Kenya , where you will find elephants, flamingos, camels and lions amongst stunning surroundings and breathtaking landscapes.

During your trip to Tanzania, you will encounter two of the country’s most intriguing cultures when you meet the Lake Eyasi and Hadzabe bushmen. You will also have the opportunity to see breathtaking scenery, go volcano hopping with the Masai and meet lions and the elephants of Tarangire.

The valley is a short trip from Kenya and this all-inclusive experience includes most of your meals and accommodation that includes camping, a private home and a guesthouse hotel.

Trip of a Lifetime

If you like learning about different cultures, seeing beautiful landscapes and sunsets and getting close to nature and wonderful wildlife, then you will love this trip.

Felix and Nancy will welcome you into the family home they share with their two children and their separate guesthouse will be the main base of your trip. They will prepare some excellent traditional dishes for you while you stay with them.

Your main base will be at the family home of Felix and Nancy and their two children, but you will spend most of your time on the road exploring the Great Rift Valley close to Kenya .

About Kenya

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa that lies on the equator. With the Indian Ocean to its south-east, it is bordered by Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east. Kenya has a land area of 580,000 km2 and a population of a little over 43 million residents. The country is named after Mount Kenya, a significant landmark and second among Africa’s highest mountain peaks. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi.

About Tanzania Rift Valley Safari

The Rift Valley lakes are a group of lakes in the East African Rift which runs through the whole eastern side of the African continent from north to south. These lakes include some of the oldest, largest and deepest lakes in the world, and many are freshwater ecoregions of great biodiversity, while others are alkaline “soda lakes” supporting highly specialised organisms. An unusual and off the beaten track journey around the Great Rift Valley gives you the best of Tanzania’s wildlife, an intimate view into two of their most fascinating cultures and some of the most awesome landscapes on earth.

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Tanzania Rift Valley Safari – Dodoma

Tanzania Safari Near Dodoma

If you fancy spending your holiday experiencing different cultures, viewing breathtaking scenery and meeting fascinating wildlife such as lions, camels, flamingos and elephants, then head to The Great Rift Valley close to Dodoma .

The Rift Valley Safari is the perfect way to see a number of beautiful landscapes and scenery and you will also get to go volcano hopping and meet the Lake Eyasi and Hadzabe bushmen.

Located close to Dodoma , the Great Rift Valley is a destination that you will never forget. The safari costs $300 per person per day, and this all-inclusive price covers most of your food and all of the accommodation. An 11-day safari is available for $2,950 per person and you can pay $3,850 for a 14-day trip.

Trip of a Lifetime

You will stay in a number of brilliant styles of accommodation, including a private family house, guesthouse hotel, an eco camp and a catered camp. The prices mentioned above assume two people will be sharing a room, but you can pay a single supplement if you want your own room too. When camping, you will always be able to have a tent of your own.

If you love the idea of getting close to nature and exploring amazing landscapes and waterfalls, then this is the trip for you. The beautiful scenery that you see and the people you meet are certain to amaze you and the memories will stay with you forever.

The beautiful Great Rift Valley close to Dodoma is sure to take your breath away and we will make you feel right at home during your stay.

About Dodoma

Dodoma (literally “It has sunk” in Gogo), officially Dodoma Urban District, population 324,347 (2002 census), is the national capital of Tanzania, and the capital of the Dodoma region. In 1973, plans were made to move the capital to Dodoma. Tanzania’s National Assembly moved there in February 1996, but many government offices remain in the previous national capital, Dar es Salaam, which remains the commercial capital.

About Tanzania Rift Valley Safari

The Rift Valley lakes are a group of lakes in the East African Rift which runs through the whole eastern side of the African continent from north to south. These lakes include some of the oldest, largest and deepest lakes in the world, and many are freshwater ecoregions of great biodiversity, while others are alkaline “soda lakes” supporting highly specialised organisms. An unusual and off the beaten track journey around the Great Rift Valley gives you the best of Tanzania’s wildlife, an intimate view into two of their most fascinating cultures and some of the most awesome landscapes on earth.

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Tanzania Rift Valley Safari – Lake Elementaita

 

Tanzania Safari Near Lake Elementaita

Close to Lake Elementaita is an unusual and off the beaten track journey around the Great Rift Valley giving you the best of Tanzania’s wildlife, an intimate view into two of their most fascinating cultures and some of the most awesome landscapes on earth.

The Rift Valley Safari is the ideal way to see this fascinating part of Tanzania and it allows you to explore the country, go volcano hopping with the Masai and meet the Lake Hadzabe and Eyasi bushmen.

This all-inclusive trip is just a short journey from Lake Elementaita and is perfect for wildlife fans and anyone who loves to learn about different cultures, experience nature first hand and admire stunning landscapes such as waterfalls

Trip of a Lifetime

All of the above prices are based on the assumption that two people will be sharing a room, but you can have you own room for just a little extra and when camping you are able to have your own tent.

Most food is included and the trip costs $300 per person per day, $2,950 each for an 11-day trip or $3,850 per person for a 14-day trip. The price assumes that two people will be sharing a room, but you can have a room of your own for a small additional charge. When camping, you can choose to have a tent of your own.

For the majority of your safari trip, you will explore the area close to Lake Elementaita as part of a travelling camp, which will be led by your guide Theodaty.

About Lake Elementaita

Lake Elmenteita, also spelled Elementaita, is a soda lake, in the Great Rift Valley, about 120 km northwest of Nairobi, Kenya. Elmenteita is derived from the Masaai word muteita, meaning “dust place”, a reference to the dry and dusty quality of the area, especially between January and March. The town of Gilgil is located near the lake. In the south-to-north sequence of Rift Valley lakes, Elmenteita is located between Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. The major Nairobi-Nakuru highway runs along the nearby escarpment affording motorists a spectacular vista towards the lake.

About Tanzania Rift Valley Safari

The Rift Valley lakes are a group of lakes in the East African Rift which runs through the whole eastern side of the African continent from north to south. These lakes include some of the oldest, largest and deepest lakes in the world, and many are freshwater ecoregions of great biodiversity, while others are alkaline “soda lakes” supporting highly specialised organisms. An unusual and off the beaten track journey around the Great Rift Valley gives you the best of Tanzania’s wildlife, an intimate view into two of their most fascinating cultures and some of the most awesome landscapes on earth.

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Tanzania Rift Valley Safari – Lake Baringo

 

Tanzania Safari Near Lake Baringo

Experience the trip of a life time on a safari trip to the Great Rift Valley near Lake Baringo , where you can enjoy breathtaking views, discover two of Tanzania’s most fascinating countries and see a range of wonderful wildlife.

During your stay in Tanzania, you will get the chance to meet magnificent creatures such as elephants and lions, go volcano hopping and spend some time with the intriguing Lake Eyasi and Hadzabe bushmen.

Situated not far from Lake Baringo , the Great Rift Valley is a holiday destination that you will remember forever. The all-inclusive safari costs $2,950 for an 11-day trip and $3,850 for a 14-day adventure. You can also pay $300 a day for the safari and these prices cover all your accommodation and most of your meals.

Trip of a Lifetime

The safari costs $2,950 per person for an 11-day excursion and $3,850 for a 14-day-long trip. You can also pay $300 per person per night and the prices are all based on two people sharing a room. However, you can have you own room if you pay a single supplement and you can sleep in your own tent when you are camping

This trip of a lifetime is the perfect holiday for wildlife and nature lovers who want to get up close with the amazing animals. The landscapes, sites and sunsets that you see on your trip are certain to take your breath away and we are sure this will be a holiday that you will remember forever.

Felix and Nancy will welcome you into their family home, where you will stay in their separate guesthouse as your main base. Most of your trip will be spent on the road though, as your guide Theodaty leads you on a journey through the Great Rift Valley near to Lake Baringo .

About Lake Baringo

Lake Baringo is, after Lake Turkana, the most northern of the Kenyan Rift Valley lakes, with a surface area of about 130 square kilometres (50 sq miles) and an elevation of about 970 metres (3,180 ft). The lake is fed by several rivers, Molo, Perkerra and Ol Arabel, and has no obvious outlet; the waters are assumed to seep through lake sediments into the faulted volcanic bedrock. It is one of the two freshwater lakes in the Rift Valley in Kenya, the other being Lake Naivasha. It lies off the beaten track in a hot and dusty setting and over 470 species of birds have been recorded there, occasionally including migrating flamingos. A Goliath Heronry is located on a rocky islet in the lake known as Gibraltar.

About Tanzania Rift Valley Safari

The Rift Valley lakes are a group of lakes in the East African Rift which runs through the whole eastern side of the African continent from north to south. These lakes include some of the oldest, largest and deepest lakes in the world, and many are freshwater ecoregions of great biodiversity, while others are alkaline “soda lakes” supporting highly specialised organisms. An unusual and off the beaten track journey around the Great Rift Valley gives you the best of Tanzania’s wildlife, an intimate view into two of their most fascinating cultures and some of the most awesome landscapes on earth.

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Tanzania Rift Valley Safari – Lake Naivasha

 

Tanzania Safari Near Lake Naivasha

If you fancy spending your holiday experiencing different cultures, viewing breathtaking scenery and meeting fascinating wildlife such as lions, camels, flamingos and elephants, then head to The Great Rift Valley close to Lake Naivasha .

The Rift Valley Safari is the perfect way to see a number of beautiful landscapes and scenery and you will also get to go volcano hopping and meet the Lake Eyasi and Hadzabe bushmen.

This all-inclusive safari near to Lake Naivasha costs $3,850 for a 14-day trip or $2,950 for an 11-day trip. The safari is also available for $300 per person per day and all of these prices cover the cost of the majority of your meals and all of your accommodation.

Trip of a Lifetime

The safari costs $2,950 per person for an 11-day excursion and $3,850 for a 14-day-long trip. You can also pay $300 per person per night and the prices are all based on two people sharing a room. However, you can have you own room if you pay a single supplement and you can sleep in your own tent when you are camping

Felix and Nancy will welcome you into the family home they share with their two children and their separate guesthouse will be the main base of your trip. They will prepare some excellent traditional dishes for you while you stay with them.

The Great Rift Valley is every bit as beautiful as Lake Naivasha and while there you will be based with the family of Felix, his wife Nicky and they children Milo and Max and they will feed you some fine meals while you stay in their separate guesthouse.

About Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, lying north west of Nairobi, outside the town of Naivasha. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise. Lake Naivasha is at the highest elevation of the Kenyan Rift valley at 1,890 metres (6,200 ft) in a complex geological combination of volcanic rocks and sedimentary deposits from a larger Pleistocene era lake. Apart from transient streams, the lake is fed by the perennial Malewa and Gilgil rivers. There is no visible outlet, but since the lake water is relatively fresh it is assumed to have an underground outflow.

About Tanzania Rift Valley Safari

The Rift Valley lakes are a group of lakes in the East African Rift which runs through the whole eastern side of the African continent from north to south. These lakes include some of the oldest, largest and deepest lakes in the world, and many are freshwater ecoregions of great biodiversity, while others are alkaline “soda lakes” supporting highly specialised organisms. An unusual and off the beaten track journey around the Great Rift Valley gives you the best of Tanzania’s wildlife, an intimate view into two of their most fascinating cultures and some of the most awesome landscapes on earth.

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Tanzania Rift Valley Safari – Lake Nakuru

 

Tanzania Safari Near Lake Nakuru

The Great Rift Valley, which is not far from Lake Nakuru is a unique and incredible journey that allows you to experience beautiful wildlife up close, see beautiful landscapes and discover two of Tanzania’s most fascinating cultures.

During your stay in Tanzania, you will get the chance to meet magnificent creatures such as elephants and lions, go volcano hopping and spend some time with the intriguing Lake Eyasi and Hadzabe bushmen.

Situated not far from Lake Nakuru , the Great Rift Valley is a holiday destination that you will remember forever. The all-inclusive safari costs $2,950 for an 11-day trip and $3,850 for a 14-day adventure. You can also pay $300 a day for the safari and these prices cover all your accommodation and most of your meals.

Trip of a Lifetime

These costs assume that two will be sharing a room but solo travellers can upgrade for a small single supplement fee. Throughout your trip, you will stay in a private family home, guesthouse hotel, a catered camp and an eco camp and when you are camping you have the option of your own tent.

This unforgettable trip is the perfect holiday for anyone who loves wildlife and nature or enjoys finding out about different cultures. We guarantee you will never forget this experience or the beautiful views that you get to see along your way.

The stunning sights of the Great Rift Valley are a short journey from Lake Nakuru and your safari will be based at the family home of Felix and Nancy and their two children.

About Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754 metres above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in the rift valley of Kenya and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake’s abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that famously line the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Black and white rhinos have also been introduced. The lake’s level dropped dramatically in the early 1990s but has since largely recovered.

About Tanzania Rift Valley Safari

The Rift Valley lakes are a group of lakes in the East African Rift which runs through the whole eastern side of the African continent from north to south. These lakes include some of the oldest, largest and deepest lakes in the world, and many are freshwater ecoregions of great biodiversity, while others are alkaline “soda lakes” supporting highly specialised organisms. An unusual and off the beaten track journey around the Great Rift Valley gives you the best of Tanzania’s wildlife, an intimate view into two of their most fascinating cultures and some of the most awesome landscapes on earth.

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Tanzania Rift Valley Safari – Kalahari

 

Tanzania Safari Near Kalahari

Adventure lovers will enjoy a trip to the Great Rift Valley close to Kalahari , where the beautiful scenery will take your breath away. In this stunning part of Tanzania, you can experience the local cultures and encounter fascinating creatures such as elephants, flamingos, camels and lions.

The Rift Valley Safari will take you on an adventure through Tanzania, where you will get to experience different cultures and see a number of beautiful landscapes and scenery.

If you fancy visiting Kalahari , then why not add this trip to your itinerary too? It costs just $300 per day, including most of your food and all of the accommodation. You can also pay $2,950 each an 11-day safari and $3,850 for a 14-day trip.

Trip of a Lifetime

Accommodation is included and will range from catered camping and eco camping to a private home and a guesthouse hotel.

If you love the idea of getting close to nature and exploring amazing landscapes and waterfalls, then this is the trip for you. The beautiful scenery that you see and the people you meet are certain to amaze you and the memories will stay with you forever.

Felix and Nancy will welcome you into their family home, where you will stay in their separate guesthouse as your main base. Most of your trip will be spent on the road though, as your guide Theodaty leads you on a journey through the Great Rift Valley near to Kalahari .

About Kalahari

The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy savannah in Southern Africa extending 900,000 square kilometres (350,000 sq mi), covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa. As semi-desert, with huge tracts of excellent grazing after good rains, the Kalahari supports more animals and plants than a true desert, such as the Namib Desert to the west. There are small amounts of rainfall and the summer temperature is very high. It usually receives 3–7.5 inches (76–190 mm) of rain per year.[4] The surrounding Kalahari Basin covers over 2,500,000 square kilometres (970,000 sq mi) extending farther into Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, and encroaching into parts of Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

About Tanzania Rift Valley Safari

The Rift Valley lakes are a group of lakes in the East African Rift which runs through the whole eastern side of the African continent from north to south. These lakes include some of the oldest, largest and deepest lakes in the world, and many are freshwater ecoregions of great biodiversity, while others are alkaline “soda lakes” supporting highly specialised organisms. An unusual and off the beaten track journey around the Great Rift Valley gives you the best of Tanzania’s wildlife, an intimate view into two of their most fascinating cultures and some of the most awesome landscapes on earth.

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Tanzania Rift Valley Safari – East Africa

Tanzania Safari In East Africa

In East Africa, there is an unusual and off the beaten track journey around the Great Rift Valley giving you the best of Tanzania’s wildlife, an intimate view into two of their most fascinating cultures and some of the most awesome landscapes on earth.

During your trip to Tanzania, you will encounter two of the country’s most intriguing cultures when you meet the Lake Eyasi and Hadzabe bushmen. You will also have the opportunity to see breathtaking scenery, go volcano hopping with the Masai and meet lions and the elephants of Tarangire.

The valley is a trip within East Africa and this all-inclusive experience includes most of your meals and accommodation that includes camping, a private home and a guesthouse hotel.

Trip of a Lifetime

The safari costs $2,950 per person for an 11-day excursion and $3,850 for a 14-day-long trip. You can also pay $300 per person per night and the prices are all based on two people sharing a room. However, you can have you own room if you pay a single supplement and you can sleep in your own tent when you are camping.

Lovers of wildlife and nature will love this excursion, as will anyone who enjoys discovering new cultures. We are confident that you will never forget this amazing experience and the views you see along the way will take your breath away.

For the main base of your trip, you will be welcomed into the family home of Felix, Nancy and their two children. You will stay in their separate guesthouse and they will feed you some delicious traditional meals during your visit. However, most of your trip will be spent in a travelling camp, as your guide Theodaty leads you across the Great Rift Valley in East Africa.

About East Africa

East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the UN scheme of geographic regions, 19 territories constitute Eastern Africa: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, Mozambique and Madagascar, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Comoros, Mauritius, and Seychelles, Réunion and Mayotte. East Africa is often used to specifically refer to the area now comprising the countries of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, and, in a wider sense, also Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Somalia (including the self-declared republic of Somaliland.

About Tanzania Rift Valley Safari

The Rift Valley lakes are a group of lakes in the East African Rift which runs through the whole eastern side of the African continent from north to south. These lakes include some of the oldest, largest and deepest lakes in the world, and many are freshwater ecoregions of great biodiversity, while others are alkaline “soda lakes” supporting highly specialised organisms. An unusual and off the beaten track journey around the Great Rift Valley gives you the best of Tanzania’s wildlife, an intimate view into two of their most fascinating cultures and some of the most awesome landscapes on earth.

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