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  • Writer's pictureCarrie Hampton

Great Rift Valley Stopover at The Cliff, Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

The Cliff; part safari lodge, part tented camp, with a hint of boutique hotel, melds the best of design and comfort in considered understatement.

Perched high on the rock face overlooking Lake Nakuru, one of the Great Rift Valley’s soda lakes, The Cliff is a soothing stopover between Kenya's big game safari to the north and south.

There’s a seamless view from bed to blue water and this great body of water is a veritable algae soup of nutrients, famed for its vast numbers of pink flamingos, which come and go at whim. One moment they are there and the next they are gone!

Lake Nakuru’s wooded shores are home to both black and white rhino (one of few places where they both occur), buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe and antelope and flamboyant colobus monkeys. With Kenya’s recent declaration of the death sentence for poachers, Kenya’s animals have never been better protected.

I’m off to visit The Cliff quite soon and I really hope the flamingos are in residence. Why am I going? The owner of this and a number of other safari lodges in Kenya; Entim Mara, Lerai Camp, Ilkeliani and Hot Air Ballooning Safaris, has asked me to write and update their websites. That’s why I’m a Travel Writer!

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