Great Rift Valley attracting sporty holidaymakers

Kenya's Great Rift Valley is attracting large numbers of tourists keen to explore the region at a slightly faster and higher pace.

The destination, located north of Nairobi, has been a popular holiday resort for years, and now it is becoming a sporting hotspot for people on Kenya holidays.

Indeed, figures show that local tourism in the North Rift saw strong trade last month, according to the Daily Nation.

A paragliding event is one such activity attracting athletes and keen spectators. More than 40 para gliders from all over the world are expected to take part in the exhilarating sport, which offers a unique view of the rift and lakes.

According to the news provider, British marathon runner Paula Radcliffe enjoys holidaying in the town of Iten.

For less-energised activities, trips to the Great Rift Valley include nature walks around Kerio Valley National Park and tours of the lakes that make up the Great Rift Valley Circuit.