October 7, 2015
WHITE WATER RAFTING
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TANA RIVER RAFTING
This premiere one day trip is ideal for people with a day or two to spare when visiting Nairobi, or those basing themselves in the capital (100km). 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. Leap feet first into a big surfing hole, jump a 30ft waterfall or swim ‘The Devils Toilet Bowl’ (water level dependant) and much more.
You will be picked up and be transferred to Sagana Camp. Relax with tea/coffee and biscuits before receiving a comprehensive safety briefing. After signing a compulsory release and assumption of risk form, 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.
New to our repertoire of Tana trips is the full moon run. This takes in the whitewater section only and lasts about 3hrs.
MATHIOYA RIVER RAFTING
The Mathioya River 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.
ATHI RIVER RAFTING
Flowing through Tsavo National Park, 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 with packed meals.
Day 1: Nairobi / Athi River
Depart to Athi River at Kibwezi, a short drive from Nairobi. After the comprehensive safety briefing, you will set out in the afternoon to raft the short distance to your 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.
Day 2: Athi River
After breakfast have an early start and reach your 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, arrive at your second camp ‘scorpion’ on the relatively unpopulated left bank of the river.
Day 3: Athi River
Have 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: Athi River / Nairobi
Depart for Nairobi after breakfast.
EWASO NG’IRO 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.
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