Eritrea is a relatively small country (by African standards), about the same size as Pennsylvania or England, but it has a varied and contrasting landscape due to the diverse topography of the Great Rift Valley, which traverses all of East Africa, the Red Sea and the Middle East. The country's most interesting destinations are its natural attractions.
From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crater_HighlandsThe Crater Highlands (Ngorongoro Highlands) are a region along the East African Rift in Tanzania, located in a spreading zone at the intersection of branches of the African and Somali tectonic plates, resulting in distinctive and prominent landforms.The highlands are named for the many craters and calderas present. As common in spreading zones, volcanoes can be found here. Magma, rising to fill the gaps, reaches the surface and…
Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Location Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is found in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley, about 530km from Uganda. Size The park occupies the size of about 321 sq km. This park is divided into four gorilla tracking sectors including Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors. The Buhoma sector was the first to be developed for gorilla tourism and is the most popular of all the four sectors. It is at…
The driest mid-ocean ridge, seen from Afar Scientists from the UK, France, and Ethiopia describe, in a paper in Nature Geoscience this week, evidence for a huge volume of magma extending from the crust down into the mantle beneath the East African rift. The have use measurements of the electrical conductivity revealed by magnetic fluctuations at depth. Weiterlesen
The East African Rift Valley, a divergent boundary
Rift segment names for the East African Rift System. Smaller segments are sometimes given their own names, and the names given to the main rift segments change depending on the source. The basemap is a Space Shuttle radar topography image by NASA.
Dead Sea Salt Treatment. Cleopatra used dead sea salt for healthy glowing skin. Today many people opt to use facial creams & wrinkle-reducing ointments. But this cleansing and detoxifying substance has been used throughout the ages. Dead sea salt lies at around 400 meters below sea level and belongs to the Syrian and East African Rift Valley. Containing more minerals than ordinary sea salt, it can get rid of stress, slow the aging process, and strengthen nails and bones.
A private conservancy in Shompole, Kenya, offers sweeping views of the Great Rift Valley’s volcanic hills. The Shompole Lodge stands near Lake Natron, which is one of the few remaining flamingo-breeding habitats in Africa. (bing)