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Tsavo Triangle, Tsavo East National Park
A lava ridge, which rises near Nairobi and runs the entire length of the Tsavo East National Park, known as "The Yatta Plateau", is the longest lava flow in the world, covering a distance of some 170 miles before disappearing beyond the Eastern boundary of the Park at a place called Lali. Even today, theories as to its origin conflict. Some Geologists believe that the Plateau was the result of the welling up of lava from a long crack in the earth's surface, others that the surrounding country has eroded away, and others that the lava spewed out from its source and simply travelled a very long way. It is just below the Yatta Plateau in what is known as The Triangle of Tsavo National Park, an area isolated by the Tsavo river on one side, the Mtito Andei watercourse and the Athi river on the other.