All the water in the Rift begins as rain. Trade winds create a mass of clouds which move up and down the length of Africa, producing two rainy seasons each year, bringing the landscape to life. At the end of the long wet season, the Rift’s rivers are full of water. There’s a large amount of fish in these rivers. They are gifts for the people who live on both sides of the river. But the good times won’t last for long. As the rain moves away, the land becomes dry. Drinking water becomes less and less for the wild animals.