The Kenya Lakes System

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The Great Rift Valley - The Kenya Lakes System is part of the Tentative list of Kenya in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List. This site (or parts of it) has already been inscribed under Kenya Lake System WHS.

The Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley consists of three lakes in basins on the floor of the valley, known for their high concentration of lesser flamingo, great white pelicans and migratory birds. All the three lakes are shallow, alkaline and are hydro-geologically connected through sub surface seepage of water. The alkalinity of the three lakes supports the abundant growth of the green algae (spirulina platensis) which is the food of the lesser flamingoes which congregate in the lakes in great numbers.

Map of The Kenya Lakes System

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
The Great Rift Valley - The Kenya Lakes System
Country
Kenya
Added
2010
Type
Natural
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By ID
2010 Added to Tentative List

The site has 3 locations

The Great Rift Valley - The Kenya Lakes System: Lake Elementaita (T)
The Great Rift Valley - The Kenya Lakes System: Lake Nakuru (T)
The Great Rift Valley - The Kenya Lakes System: Lake Bogoria (T)
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