Lake Nakuru is located 160 km Northwest of Nairobi, a 2-hour drive from the international airport Jomo Kenyatta. At the local plane you can get there from Wilson airport, the flight takes about half an hour. Nakuru – one of the lakes along the Great African Rift. Its area is about 40 sq km and maximum depth of about 3 m.
Nakuru is a high – altitude lake, it is at the altitude of 1759 m above sea level. It is fed by two major rivers – Giro and Nderit. The lake belongs to hypersaline, due to the high content in the water of carbonates and bicarbonates, so here there are only those rare plants and living creatures which could adapt to such conditions: few algae, few species of zooplankton, small crustaceans, and only one species of fish. Surprisingly, this seemingly meager range of water flora and fauna of the lake attracts the countless numbers of birds, the most notable of these is small flamingos. These birds are different bright pink color, and on the lake they may be collected up to half a million. Such an unusual color to their feathers gives beta-carotene found in the algae spirulina, which feed on flamingos. Also it is home of Flamingo, herons, great white Pelican, yellow-beaked stork, and African eagle fishing. Continue reading
True tale awaits those who have decided to spend your vacation in Karelia. Tours in Karelia from the tour company is varied holiday for the whole family. Medvezhyegorsk, Belomorsk, Pudozh and other cities of this fabulous country and I invite everyone to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery, breathe the clean fresh air, go on educational excursions and to take a course of treatments.
Tours to Karelia – it’s a comfortable stay in well-appointed hotels, boarding houses, rest homes and sanatoriums. The days spent here will give great pleasure and will long be remembered and fans of quiet rest, and those who prefer to spend their leisure time actively. Snowmobiling and dog sledding, ski trips – that way the day passes in winter. In summer the tourists are happy to raft down rivers in canoes, rafts or catamarans, go Cycling or Hiking. For those who are interested in sightseeing tourism, our guides have prepared educational routes on the island of Valaam, in Kondopoga, Kizhi and the old Olonets, as well as unusually beautiful waterfall Kivach.
Small population density, environmentally friendly nature, reasonable prices – these are the main reasons for the popularity of tours to Karelia. Particularly popular time-tested and based on ancient traditions Wellness tours to the resort Marcial waters. Tranquil and rapid Continue reading
Victoria (Victoria Nyanza, Ukereoue, eng. Lake Victoria, Victoria Nyanza, Swahili Ziwa Victoria viktória Nyanza, Nyanza Ziwa) is a lake in East Africa, in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Located in a tectonic trough of the East African platform, at a height of 1134 m. This is the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the world after lake superior the largest lake in Africa by area. It is also the highest among tropical lakes. Show all..
Discovered the lake and named it in honor of Queen Victoria of the British Explorer John Henning Speke in 1858.
Hollow lake. Victoria in East Africa was formed as a result of the doming uplift of the surrounding land.
The area of 68 thousand km2, length 320 km, the maximum width of 275 km. Is part of the Victoria reservoir. A lot of Islands. Abundant river flows into the Kagera, it follows the Victoria Nile. The lake is navigable, the people engaged on it fishing.
North shore crosses the equator. Lake with a maximum depth of 80 m is a sufficiently deep lakes.
In contrast to the deep neighbors, Tanganyika and Nyasa, which lie within a system of gorges of Africa, lake Victoria fills a shallow depression between the Eastern and Western sides of the valley Great gorge. Continue reading