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WHITEWATER RAFTING SAFARIS

WHITE WATER RAFTING KENYA

Tana River  Rafting

Our premiere one day trip ideal for people with a day or two to spare when visiting Nairobi, or those basing themselves in the capital (only 100km’s along the Nyeri Road). This will be an exciting day of thrills (and often spills) with a great mix of high action whitewater (up to grade V) interspersed with scenic calm water where birdlife abounds. Not enough? Why not leap feet first into a big surfing hole, jump a 30ft waterfall or swim ‘The Devils Toilet Bowl’ (water level dependant).

A typical day trip starts with you being picked up from either The Norfolk Hotel or Sarit Centre in Nairobi by 8am. A 1.5hr drive see’s you arriving at Sagana Camp. Here you can relax with tea/coffee and biscuits before receiving a comprehensive safety briefing. After signing a compulsory release and assumption of risk form (place link to release and assumption of risk form here), we will then drive up to the put in where you will receive some final practical training before heading down river. The trip is either 16km (high water season) or 8km (low water season) and lasts approximately 4hrs. This varies greatly due to the water levels and we often find ourselves rafting 8km one day, then 11km the next due to rain upstream. The trip takes out at Savage Camp, where you can enjoy a solar heated shower or relax in the pool before enjoying a three course barbeque lunch. Trips depart Savage Camp no later than 5pm for Nairobi to ensure you arrive back at your pick up point before dark.

Other options available on the Tana include scenic float trips from the camp downstream on completely flat water for those not wishing to experience any whitewater. This trip lasts 4hrs and takes in the abundant birdlife inhabiting the lush riverine forests along the river. To date our guides have recorded over 120 species of birds on this section. Trips are usually taken by a Kenya Professional Safari Guide.

New to our repertoire of Tana trips is the full moon run. This takes in the whitewater section only and lasts about 3hrs. Please contact us for more details and dates for full moon run.

Price: 1 Day  USD 95/person
 

 

1-2 Days Mathioya River Rafting

The Mathioya is one of the hardest rafting rivers in Kenya with over 450m of descent over its 22km length. This is a narrow, technical river. It is fairly low volume even during the rainy season but contains serious, sustained grade IV/V whitewater. Previous experience is required.

We offer a two day package which includes a day on the Tana then a second, action packed day on the Mathioya River. The river can only be run during certain water levels.


The Athi River
Itinerary
If you like multi-day expedition style trips then the Athi is for you! Flowing through Tsavo National Park, we raft up to 80km’s of Kenya’s second longest river with three days and three nights on the river. The river gives an awesome mixture of relaxing calm water with game viewing (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, crocodile and hippo have all been seen from our boats) and abundant birdlife interspersed with some great whitewater (up to grade IV). The trip usually goes out fully self supported with our guides providing breakfast (full cooked or cereals/fruit/toast), lunch (a selection of cold meats and cheeses with bread/salad and fruit) and dinner (three courses). If a more luxury trip is your style then vehicle support (at an extra cost) is available to bring those added necessities.

Day 1: see’s you putting onto the Athi at Kibwezi, a short drive from the Mombasa road. After our comprehensive safety briefing, you will set out in the afternoon to raft the short distance to our first camp, ‘Bushwhacker’s’. Set on a secluded sandbar mid river. The first night is spent round the campfire listening to the sounds of Africa and swapping stories with the guides about the days ahead, L,D.

Day 2: after breakfast and an early start you will soon reach our first major rapid followed by a few calm sections interspersed with smaller rapids down to our lunch spot. This is followed by more rapids and flat open plains where hopefully you will see some of the animals native to this area. Late afternoon see’s us arrive at our second camp ‘scorpion’ on the relatively unpopulated left bank of the river, B,L,D.

Day 3: Has some of the best rapids with the legendary ‘Vietnam’ taking you through dense undergrowth and ‘crocodile burn up’ providing an awesome hit. After another fun packed day you will arrive at our final camp, ‘Hippo’, where you will spend a final night by the fire relaxing and re living the previous day’s action.

Day 4: we return to Nairobi by around lunch time. B.


Price: USD 375/Person


3 Days Ewaso Ngi'ro River Rafting 

This is a similar trip to the Athi, with three days and nights on the river. The river runs through Samburu National Park, where both the animals and river are wilder. Trip length and nature are as for the Athi River with more serious and sustained water.

This river is very rainfall dependant so contact us for more information on water levels.

Price: USD 450/person


 
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Mt.Kenya

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.

Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro stands on featureless part of the East African plateau, on the Tanzanian side of the Kenya border near Moshi, side by side with the smaller Mount Meru. These mountains are extinct volcanoes, with Kilimanjaro actually being the agglomeration of three distinct volcanoes, Kibo (5896m/ 19,340 ft), Mwenzi (5,149 / 16,896 ft) and Shira (3,962m / 13,000 ft). whose violent creation is geologically associated with the creation of the Great Rift Valley, 100km to the West.

Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro's little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.