Stunning Views of The Great Rift Valley from the Heart of Maasai Land, Olepolos in Kajiado Kenya

Africa’s Great Rift Valley is a 6,000-km crack (fissure) in the earth’s crust, stretching from Lebanon to Mozambique. One of its most dramatic sections slices through East Africa, dividing Kenya into two segments. Geologists know that the Rift Valley was formed by violent subterranean forces that tore apart the earth’s crust. These forces caused huge chunks of the crust to sink between parallel fault lines and force up molten rock in volcanic eruptions. Evidence that this process, called rifting, is still in progress comes from the many active and semi-active volcanoes, located along the Rift Join me in my journey around Africa and the World. See the World through my lens.

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