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Short Adventure Break in Kenya

From £1184 pp

Kenya

4 Nights / 5 Days

Private Group of 2-8

Short Adventure Break in Kenya

From £1184 pp

What You'll Do

Kenya is not simply a country for world class wildlife holidays. The beautiful landscapes that play host to the majestic animals you can spot doubles as a natural adventure playground for thrill seekers. On this short break in Kenya, trek to waterfalls on the slopes of it's tallest mountain, mountain bike along trails that take you far from the tourist trails, and raft through the jungle on some of the best rapids in the world.

Your five days in Kenya starts when you are picked up from Nairobi airport and are taken straight to your first stop, an adventure camp on the banks of the Sagana River, where you have a chance to relax and refresh, ready for your whirlwind adventure.

From there, you’ll spend the next four days rafting down the mighty Tana river, biking some of Kenya’s finest single-track trails and hiking to lost waterfalls on the stunning slopes of Mt Kenya. You’ll sleep in cosy riverside cottages and relax around warm fires at Castle Forest lodge, where Elizabeth stayed before she became Queen.

From sleeping under the stars at a hilltop wild camp to sharing stories of thrilling days around the campfire, this is a trip that guarantees to create long lasting memories of genuine adventure and exploration of remote, beautiful corners of Kenya.

Experience
Highlights

Enjoy the thrill of white water rafting along one of the worlds best sections in the heart of Africa

Hike to hidden waterfalls on the slopes of the second tallest mountain in Africa - Mount Kenya

Mountain bike along stunning trails with professional guides and instructors

Your Local Host:

James

Our company was established in 1990 by our founder Mark Savage. Mark was a bush pilot at the time and flew his plane up the Athi River. He spotted what looked like fantastic rafting. A year later he purchased his first raft and paddles.

The operation moved up to Sagana and the Tana river, where it has grown and grown. James Savage, Marks’s son, now runs the company and it has grown into Kenya’s top outdoor adventure provider, facilitating adventure trips to all ends of Kenya.

Experience Itinerary

Arrival Day

Arrive in Nairobi & transfer up to your adventure camp on the banks of the Sagana River. Here you will have an afternoon to relax and refresh around the swimming pool after your journey, to get you ready for the days of activity you have ahead.

If you feel like you have the energy, you can try some of the onsite activities such as the zip-line or climbing wall.

 

 

Accommodation

Sagana River Camp

camp huts in kenya

Mountain Biking and Transfer to Mount Kenya

Start your first full day with some world class mountain biking. Right next to your camp lies Kiambichu Hill, a ready-made mountain biking haven with a maze of single-track trails for you to explore.

Our guides are professionally trained to help you get the very best out of your morning here, and are more than ready to teach you a few new tricks and techniques. Head back to camp for a late lunch.

After this, transfer to Castle Forest Lodge, a historic colonial hotel on the side of Mt Kenya.
Enjoy some tea as you warm up around the fire, before heading out on a beautiful waterfall walk.

Accommodation

Castle Forest Lodge

double room in a cottage in kenya

Hiking on the Slopes of Mount Kenya

Today, embark on a trek up the slopes of Mt Kenya, through an incredible ancient forest, home to some of the best bird watching in Kenya. You’ll wander through dense bamboo forest and out into the spectacular afro-alpine moorlands for lunch, all with views of the mighty Mount Kenya looming large in the distance.

After your hike, it’s then back to Castle Forest Lodge for a hot shower in your cosy banda.

 

 

Accommodation

Castle Forest Lodge

cottage in kenya

Wild Camping Day

This morning you will set off back to Sagana for lunch and an afternoon of an activity of your choice. You could either try climbing, kayaking, or, if you’re feeling really brave, the famous camp bungee jump.

At 4 pm you will begin a multi-activity trip, which starts with a hike to the top of Kiambich Hill for a night of wild camping under the stars. If time permits you will learn to abseil along the way.

 

 

Accommodation

Wild Camp

Rafting and Departure Day

Wake up to an incredible sunrise and a hearty breakfast, before carrying on your hike across Kiambich and down to the Sagna River, where you will find your rafts waiting for you. Jump onto the river for an incredible 3 hours of rafting on one of the best white water sections in the world.

You will be back at camp for a late barbecue lunch, before you jump back on the bus, wave goodbye to central Kenya and transfer back to Nairobi to catch your evening flight home.

We hope you have had an amazing time in Kenya and have had some experiences that will last long in the memory.

Location Information

Your adventure begins when you are picked up from Nairobi International airport, from which you will be transferred to your first stop, the multi-activity camp where you can climb, kayak or head out for bike rides at your leisure. From there your journey takes you to Mount Kenya National Park, before you return to the camp for your final night. On your departure day, you will be taken back to the airport.

Tour breakdown:

Night 1: Multi-activity camp

Night 2-3: Castle Forest Lodge

Night 4: Multi-activity camp

  • All transport from arrival in Nairobi and to departure
  • All meals
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • All activities at the Sagana Campsite
  • Mountain biking excursion
  • Hiking in Mount Kenya National Park
  • White water rafting adventure
  • Wild camping night
  • Entrance fees to all national parks and conservancy's

FAQs

This trip can run all year round, but we recommend avoiding the rainy season, November and April/ May.