Take a wet and wild adventure with out half-day rafting trip down the Tana River. Experience the thrill of tackling rapids before relaxing at our campsite with a full barbeque lunch.
What to Expect
Experience the thrill of rafting down the Tana River in Kenya on this white water-filled 5-hour adventure.
Departing from the Sarit Centre at 07:30, you’ll travel 1.5 hours to our campsite near Sagana. Once there you will have tea or coffee with biscuits, before a full safety briefing prior to setting off.
Then, it’s off to our starting point, the exact location of which will be dictated by the water levels. When you’re suited up with helmets, life jackets and your paddle, it will be time to hit the water.
The trip itself kicks off with an easy 3-kilometer paddle through Class II and III white water, the perfect opportunity for you to practice paddling and controlling the raft. A six-kilometer stretch follows, where you can relax and take in the abundance of bird life that calls the Tana River home.
After a stop for a swim in the warm water, it’s time to get serious. The final 7 kilometers start with some Class III rapids, before three big Class IV and V rapids. Their names – Captain Folly, Can of Worms and Sphincter Flexor – suggest that it will be a wild ride.
Should the water levels allow, there will be time for a spot of ‘surfing’ at the Fish Eye and a swim through the next couple of smaller rapids.
Finally, it’s time for the big one – Spasm. A series of drops over 750-metres will get your heart racing, with a surprise half way through.
Upon returning to the camp we offer you a full barbeque lunch, with plenty of soft drinks and beer included.
What's Not Included
- Lunch and entry fees (USD 80 to be paid in cash before departure)
Know Before You Go
What to Wear: Clothes you do not mind getting wet – T Shirts, shorts or long sleeved shirts and trousers (especially for those who get sunburnt easily,) and shoes that will not come off.
A minimum of 4 people is required for this departure because of balancing of the raft.