The Trans Rift Trails Network
Walking in Africa is the most common means to get about. The lack of an elaborate road and trail network leaves a huge percentage of the rural population with no choice but to trek as their only means of transport. This has given rise to phenomenal foot path networks that are in use every day all over the continent. Dating far back as anyone would remember, they are an integral part of life in the countryside. Some are famous from past events ranging from slave and Ivory trade routes, explorer Missionary treks to even present-day athletic training tracks, and the rise of active life culture for health.
The prospect of active tourism and emerging diversification trend is clearly outlined in the region for the proposed geo trail. The development of the Great Rift Valley Geo Park initiative by NOREB, Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) and UNESCO Kenya brings the trail to the geographical location of the Geo Park. This is a key boost the trail as it is the first Geo-Trail of its kind in Africa.
Adventure seekers, hikers and film makers who will spend their time within the Geo Park will always be subject to use the trails within the designated areas. These visitors will for the better part be advised to choose camping and other traditional home stays as opposed to the conventional hotel accommodation. This is aimed at promoting rich cultural biodiversity of the communities which showcase different ways of indigenous lifestyles, portage and traditional cuisine.