East African Rift Valley Africa’s best Destination places

East African Rift Valley Tourist Attractions

The East African Rift can be described as a long forgotten Place full of Holiday dramatic adventures that are pleasing to see, apace authentic with a whelm of Africa’s true defined eco-features, a taste to the Savannah and Unique adventures in the East African rift gives you the clear make up of Africa, a feature that was formed as an active continental rift zone in East Africa dating far back around the onset of the Miocene, 22–25 million years ago with a geological historical formation to be developing divergent tectonic plate boundary, where the African Plate is in the process of splitting into two tectonic plates, called the Somali Plate and the Nubian Plate

On a guided holiday Safari, there is much to see, not forgetting listening to a clear history about the East African Rift inclusions like the main Ethiopia rift that is detailed parading eastward from the Afar Triple Junction as far as to the kenya riftvalley, Visit the Albertine rift in the riftvalley full of diverse tourist attractions and being a preferable sector for a Uganda tourist who enjoys bird watching.

East African Rift Valley best activities include Gorilla trekking, Visiting the voluminous Virunga mountain rainges for a Mountaineering Safari, Bird watching, Nature walks, community visits, Wildlife viewing, Golden Monkey tracking, chimpanzee tracking, Boat cruises, Game drives, Camping and so many others

The East African Rift Zone includes a number of active as well as dormant volcanoes, among them: highest mountain in Africa Mount Kilimanjaro standing about 4,900 metres with three volcanic cones ie. “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, then he second-highest in Africa mount Kenya, Mount Longonot with a large 8 x 12 km caldera, Menengai Crater one of the biggest calderas in the world, Mount Karisimbi an inactive volcano in the Virunga Mountains on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mount Nyiragongo an active stratovolcano with an elevation of 3,470 m, Mount Meru and Mount Elgon, as well as the Crater Highlands in Tanzania. Although most of these mountains lie outside of the rift valley

The Rift Valley in East Africa has been a rich source of hominid fossils that allow the study of human evolution. The rapidly eroding highlands quickly filled the valley with sediments, creating a favorable environment for the preservation of remains. The bones of several hominid ancestors of modern humans have been found here, including those of “Lucy”, a partial Australopithecus skeleton discovered by anthropologist Donald Johanson dating back over 3 million years. Richard and Mary Leakey have done significant work in this region also. More recently, two other hominid ancestors have been discovered here: a 10-million-year-old ape called Chororapithecus abyssinicus, found in the Afar rift in eastern Ethiopia, and Nakalipithecus nakayamai, which is also 10 million years old


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