Nyiri Desert

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Nyiri Desert, also called The Nyika, Taru Desert, Taru desert, is a desert in southern Kenya. It is located east of Lake Magadi and between Amboseli, Tsavo West and Nairobi National Parks. High proportion of Kajiado County's land area is of Nyiri Desert. Its aridity is caused by rain shadow of the Mount Kilimanjaro.

Coordinates: 2°23′48″S 37°15′38″E / 2.39667°S 37.26056°E / -2.39667; 37.26056