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Nyiri map
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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. A high proportion of Kajiado County's land area is covered by the Nyiri Desert. Its aridity is caused by the rain shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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