One of Kenya’s best adventure safaris is a rafting expedition along the Ewaso N’giro and Tana rivers. The white water rafting trips can last between three and eight days or make for the perfect day trip out of Nairobi. Full equipment and expert guides are available for this ultimate adventure. Both rivers wind their way through spectacular white water, with up to 30 kms of nonstop Class II, III and IV rapids in some places, and separate stretches of demanding Class V water.
Just 95kms out of Nairobi, the Tana River has some excellent rapids. If you recently purchased the best inflatable kayak or raft, then this river is going to be such a good idea. A rafting trip on the river offers a combination of 16 kms of White Water (up to Class V in season) and 12 km of clear river ideal for calm drifts through spectacular scenery. The rafting on this stretch of river is ideal for first time rafters, and is an excellent taster for Kenya’s other white water adventures. The drifts are a good opportunity for bird watching, and over 100 species have been recorded along the riverbanks. A days rafting in Sagana includes a full BBQ lunch. If you are looking for an adventurous and relaxing day trip out of Nairobi, this is the perfect option.
This trip also promises plenty of game, with the river itself home to both crocodiles and hippos. The banks attract plenty of big game, and herds of Elephant, antelope, zebra and giraffe are usually seen along the way. Rafting trips in this area have even been known to encounter lions. Each night camp is made on a sandbank, and rafters sleep under the stars, surrounded by the sounds of the African night. For the real adventure traveler, it doesn’t get much better than this. High water season is May and December.