Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2011
Size of heritage: 32,034 ha
- Buffer zone: 3,581 ha
The Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley , a natural property of outstanding beauty, comprises three inter-linked relatively shallow lakes (Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita) in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya and covers a total area of 32,034 hectares. The property is home to 13 globally threatened bird species and some of the highest bird diversities in the world. It is the single most important foraging site for the lesser flamingo anywhere, and a major nesting and breeding ground for great white pelicans. The property features sizeable mammal populations, including black rhino, Rothschild's giraffe, greater kudu, lion, cheetah and wild dogs and is valuable for the study of ecological processes of major importance.
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Small airport - 51 mi (83 km) Nanyuki Airport
Medium airport - 65 mi (106 km) Eldoret International Airport
Medium airport - 69 mi (112 km) Nyeri Airport
Small airport - 76 mi (122 km) Samburu South Airport
Small airport - 90 mi (145 km) Kericho Airport
Small airport - 91 mi (146 km) Kitale Airport
Medium airport - 96 mi (155 km) Kakamega Airport
Small airport - 101 mi (163 km) Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Large airport - 131 mi (211 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Ol Kalou
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.