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3D Render of a Topographic Map of Ethiopia. All source data is in the public domain. Color texture: Made with Natural Earth. http://www.naturalearthdata.com/downloads/10m-raster-data/10m-cross-blend-hypso/ Relief texture: SRTM data courtesy of NASA JPL (2020). URL of source image: https://e4ftl01.cr.usgs.gov//DP133/SRTM/SRTMGL3.003/2000.02.11 Water texture: SRTM Water Body SWDB: https://dds.cr.usgs.gov/srtm/version2_1/SWBD/ Boundaries Level 0: Humanitarian Information Unit HIU, U.S. Department of State (database: LSIB) http://geonode.state.gov/layers/geonode%3ALSIB7a_Gen

View into the Rift Valley from the slopes of the mountain Ol Doinyo Lengai. This is an active vulcanoe in Northern Tanzania, between the Rift Valley escarpment (seen on the left) and Lake Natron (very right), close to the border beween Tanzania and Kenya. There is permanent vulcanic activity at the crater plateau. The Masai-tribe believes that this mountain is the home of their god "ngai".

Ethiopia: aerial view of Africa's Great Rift Valley - This tectonic fault stretches in Africa for about 3,000 kilometers in length from North to South, from Eritrea to Mozambique, passing through the great African lakes. It cuts the Horn of Africa in two: the Somali plate to the east moves away from the African plate to the west. The Great Rift Valley experiences intense volcanic activity, of great complexity that cannot be seen anywhere else.

Aerial view of the Great Rift valley, Kenya. The Great Rift Valley is part of an intra-continental ridge system that runs through Kenya from north to south. It is within the eastern branch of the East African Rift, which goes from southern Tanzania to Ethiopia. The valley contains a chain of volcanoes, some of which are still active, and many lakes such as the Turkana, Baringo, Bogoria, Nakuru, Magadi and Natron. Most the lakes are shallow, poorly drained and alkaline, thus very rich in blue-green algae, which feed insects, small crustaceans and massive flocks of lesser flamingos (Phoenicoparrus minor). Altogether it forms a very peculiar mineral and colour-rich landscape. Currently the area is inhabited by the Maasai tribes, but the relics of many hominids have been found in the escarpments.

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.

Mount Bisoke (3711 m) volcano in the mountain range of the Virunga Volcanoes, a line of 8 volcanoes in the area of the border-triangle between Rwanda, Uganda and the DR Congo. The land in front of the mountain is Rwanda, behind the mountain it is DR Congo. The Virunga Volcanoes are home of the critically endangered mountain gorilla (gorilla beringei beringei), listed on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species due to habitat loss, poaching, disease, and wa

The green shoreline of Lake Kivu between the countries DR Congo and Rwanda in the heart of Africa. Lake Kivu is in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika.

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