White Water Rafting - Tana River
3 km of class 2 and 3 white-water followed by 6 km of scenic river before the final 6 km of fast and exciting class 4 and 5 white-water. As an alternative we can offer a 3-4 hour safari using car-boats over a distance of about 8 km to view the birdlife to be found on the river banks. A barbecue lunch with beer and soft drinks is provided.
Available daily at 07.30 hrs - return by 17:30 hrs.
Also, rafting is possible for the full 450 km of the river which will take you from Nairobi to the coast at Malindi. This normally take about 21 days but more frequently an 80 km section is used which covers the best of scenery with medium grade white-water rafting. This section borders Tsavo National Park and so wildlife is plenty with Giraffe, Buffalo and Elephant often seen. In between the scenic sections are a dozen or so sets of rapids ranging from class 2 to 4.
Day trip water rafting: US$ 100 per person
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The Tana River is a drop pool river offering and exciting day of white water rafting. The adventure starts with a 3 km stretch of easy class II and III white water, where there is plenty of opportunity to practice the paddle skills required to run the lower part of the river. A 6 km section follows with an hour or so of relaxation to view the abundance of bird life around. Cool off with a swim in the warm water. The final 7 km of river, back to the campsite starts with some easy class III waters where paddle commands are gone over again. It is now time for the 3 big rapids (class IV and V) with names like Captains Folly, Can of Worms, (taking its name from its four 90 degree bends in succession) and Sphincter Flexor. Subject to water levels we may be able to do some surfing in Ã¢â‚¬Å“fish eyeÃ¢â‚¬Â and then swim the next couple of smaller rapids. Numerous smaller rapids brings one on to the last big one Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Spasm, a series of drops over Ã‚Â¾ km with a big surprise half way through. We reach the take out point/campsite about 4 to 5 hours after setting off, where a full barbeque lunch awaits us. Plenty of beer and soft drink included.
Central Kenya - an ideal package that suits paddlers of all levels. Based out of our Sagana camp, join our guides on a number of rivers ranging from simple low-volume grade III runs, to highly technical medium-volume grade V creaking. Length of trips, number and type of rivers; and also the number of days spent on any one river can be tailored to your own needs.
Whitewater Rafting - Tana, Athi, Mathioya Rivers
Maasai Mara National Reserve
Southwestern Kenya is the heartland of the Maasai people. The Maasai are a strongly independent people who still value their tradition and ritual as an integral part of their life. Traditionally, the Maasai rarely hunt and living alongside wildlife in harmony is an important part of their belief. This unique co-existence of man and wildlife makes Masai Mara one of the most unique wilderness regions. Maasai Mara is justly one of the best-known wildlife areas in Kenya. Here the herds of Elephants feed among rich, tree-studded grasslands. Thompson's Gazelles, Zebra, Eland and many more species of Savannah game offer a rich hunt in the reserve and the adjoining areas. But even this richness of fauna and untouched life of Africa; continuing as it has for thousands of years, is secondary to the Mara's annual migration of wildebeest. The spectacle of more than a million of these creatures moving as a great mass across the Savannah is one of the most breathtaking sights in nature. The actual migration does not last very long and its start is impossible to predict accurately. Nevertheless visitors to the Maasai Mara in July through September are certain to see the thousands and thousands herds of Wildebeest, Zebra and other plainsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ game. However, all year round, Maasai Mara is rich in resident wildlife, and the combination of gentle climate with scenic splendor and unbelievable wildlife make it Kenya's most popular game reserve.
Samburu, Buffalo Springs & Shaba National Reserves
In the arid Northern Kenya, water means life. These three adjoining reserves only separated by River Ewaso Nyiro and serves both wildlife and Samburu people. The Samburu culture is a truly fascinating one, sharing a great deal of ancestral and linguistic ties to the Maasai. They lie 325-km (202 miles) from Nairobi in the hot and semi- arid fringes of the vast northern region of Kenya. Furthermore, they are home to wildlife species rarely found elsewhere, including GravyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Zebra, long necked Gerenuk gazelle, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe and the Somali Ostrich. Some of these species are so well adapted to the dry area that they can go for long periods of time without water, surviving only on moisture obtained through their food. Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and the more common Savannah game are also abundant here. One of the main features in the area is the seasonal life-giving Ewaso Nyiro River, broad and often sluggish with a large population of Crocodile, seen frequently at almost every meandering bend. Along the riverbanks clusters of Doum Palm and riverine vegetation add shade and contrast to the surrounding countryside and provide a habitat for a variety of many primate and bird species. On rare occasions, packs of Hunting Dogs are sighted passing through the reserves. Elephants roam the hills that punctuate the scrubland and often seek solace and contentment in the shallow river. It is nearly a daily occurrence to find herds drinking and bathing.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli is a land of giants. This is a place of dry plains, where the horizons stretch into the furthest distance and become one with the sky. It is renowned for its Elephant populations and large herds, including some impressively tusked bulls that are drawn to a series of large lush swamplands. The most impressive giant of all is Mount Kilimanjaro; AfricaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest and highest mountain lies just on the border in Tanzania. The snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro rising above a saucer of clouds, dominates every aspect of Amboseli, and forms a backdrop to an impressive display of wildlife with its population of other wildlife as Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Buffalo and other Savannah game that makes it be called Ã¢â‚¬Å“A photographer's paradiseÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Tsavo East & West National Parks
The twin National Parks of Tsavo East and West together forms one of AfricaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest wilderness reserves. Tsavo as a whole consists of 10 million acres of pure wilderness, incorporating Savannah grasslands, Ranges and Hills, acacia and montane forest, and an extensive river system. Tsavo West has more than 2,000 km (1242 miles) of well-maintained murram roads, leading from one natural wonder to another. Chief among these ranks the marvel of Mzima Springs, replenished with twenty million litres of crystal-clear water a day from underground streams of the nearby Chyulu Hills. The springs form a haven for many different animal species. Tiptoeing across the bottom, apparently weightless, we find the ponderous but surprisingly light-footed Hippo. Crocodiles bask in the heat of the day, taking an occasional swim in the water while Gazelle, Giraffe and Zebra wander around the banks through thick acacia among hundreds of chattering birds. Among the less common animals to be found in Tsavo are the Fringe-Eared Oryx, the Gerenuk and Hunter's hartebeest. In addition to Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Caracal, Hyena among other games are also found.
The wide fresh waters of Lake Naivasha attract a great range of wildlife from the surrounding hills. From the top of the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, you can see Lake Naivasha sparkling in the sun thousands of feet below. Just an hour's drive from Nairobi, Naivasha is one of the gems in a necklace of Rift Valley Lakes. Naivasha is famous for its remarkable variety of birdlife and its Hippo colonies. A visit to Crescent Island should not be missed. It is one of the few places in Africa where you can wonder on foot among Zebra, Wildebeest, Gazelle and Giraffe. Hells Gate National Park is just at the doorstep of Lake Naivasha and is famous for its unique beautiful sceneries. It houses rare birds of prey among them the Lammergeyer adapted to feeding on bones, unique flora that thrives on volcanic soil, gorges, cliffs, caves and towers. The setting is one of intense, recent volcanic activity where hot springs, steam jets and fumaroles are common.
Lake Bogoria National Reserve
This is the most unique National Reserve in the heart of the Rift Valley. It is located in the most scenic area with its natural spas that gush out in form of Hot springs, Hot-jets and Hot-geysers assign of active volcanic activities. This is the reserve where you may see the Greater Kudu besides thousands of Flamingoes.