WHITE WATER 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. Bungee jumping can be combined with this rafting expedition.
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
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
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
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
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
- 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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