The Great Rift Valley

The Great Rift Valley

The Cradle of Mankind

Victor visits a huge tourist attraction for many visitors of Kenya – the amazing Great Rift Valley.

Breathtaking views

The Great Rift Valley is famous for its spectacular views and scenery. It stretches for thousands of miles from Northern Syria to central Mozambique.

It is home to towering, snow-capped mountains and a series of 30 or more lakes which lie along its length.

Home to the Maasai

The Great Rift Valley is also home to the Maasai people, a group who live a nomadic lifestyle. They move from place to place, herding their livestock, such as cattle, from pasture to pasture.

The Maasai tribe are among the most well known of ethnic tribes in Kenya, mainly because of their height, distinctive customs and dress. Historically they were known for their fearsome reputations as warriors and cattle-rustlers.


As a tourist visiting the Great Rift Valley, there is plenty on offer to buy. Souvenir stalls line the streets. Watch the video to see what kinds of items are being sold.