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Blue Monkey or Diademed Monkey - Central and East Africa, ranging from the upper Congo River basin, east to the East African Rift and south to northern Angola and Zambia

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from Sunday Chapter

The 15 Cheapest Countries to Visit for Budget Travel

A list of the cheapest countries to visit and travel to on a budget. Where to get the most out of your dollar!

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A private conservancy in Shompole, Kenya, offers sweeping views of the Great Rift Valley’s volcanic hills. The Shompole Lodge stands near Lake Natron, which is one of the few remaining flamingo-breeding habitats in Africa. (bing)

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✯ Lake Malawi (Lake Nyasa, or Lago Niassa in Mozambique), is an African Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.

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from Two Monkeys Travel Group

15 Things to do in Kenya, East Africa

15 Things to do in Kenya East Africa Kenya is a country in East Africa, it has an abundant wildlife, mountain highlands, Lakelands and rift valley.

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Lake Natron in Tanzania is known for its deep red hue. The lake is part of the East African Rift Valley, and gets its color from the algae that live on salt in the water from nearby volcanoes.

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East African Rift Valley

from ScienceDaily

Oldest evidence of split between Old World monkeys and apes: Primate fossils are 25 million years old

Two new Oligocene primates found in Tanzania, Rukwapithecus fleaglei (foreground left) and Nsungwepithecus gunnelli (background right), are shown here in an artist's reconstruction. Image: Mauricio Antón

Afar Triple Junction. Location of the triangle (the shaded area in the center of the map) and the local fault lines