Before I tell you about our adventure through East Africa I want to give you a brief description of the Great Rift Valley as this is the route we followed. Africas Great Rift Valley is a 6000 km crack in the earths crust caused by violent subterranean forces that tore apart the earths crust causing huge chunks of the crust to sink between parallel fault lines and force up molten rock in volcanic eruptions. This stretches from central Mozambique in South East Africa, through Malawi where it splits into the Western Rift Valley ( also known as the Albertine Rift ) and the Eastern Rift Valley, which runs through central Tanzania. The most dramatic section that runs through East Africa divides Kenya into two segments and continues all the way to Northern Syria in South west Asia. The western branch contains the Rift Valley Lakes which we followed up to Murchison Falls, on the Victoria Nile in Northern Uganda. We then crossed over to Kenya to follow the eastern Rift Valley back down to Southern Lake Malawi. MAP SHOWING THE RIFT VALLEY The Rift Valley is something that has fascinated me since high school and after our Namibian Meander in 2009, we discussed our next destination and jokingly I suggested that we follow the Rift Valley. Kingsley wasnt too sure about where or what it was. To cut a long story short he was soon convinced that this was a good idea as our dream of doing Cape to Cairo had little chance of ever materializing. This was going to be our Trans Africa trip. KARIBU<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o> This is the word we heard many times throughout our journey, which means Welcome in Swahili. This was how we were greeted and how we felt throughout our month long trip through East Africa, likewise I would like to WELCOME you to our Ride Report.