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Sport and adventure are a way of life in Kenya. Between safaris, you can improve your handicap at one of our championship golf courses, or enjoy a spot of fishing on the slopes of Mount Kenya. And when you’re in the bush, or on the beach, there are many thrilling activities to choose from to enhance your experience and keep the adrenaline pumping.
Your wildlife safari doesn’t have to be confined to a Land Cruiser. There are great opportunities for staying active in the wilderness and getting even closer to the wildlife and culture.
While staying on one of our conservancies, enjoy the ultimate perspective, and ride amid the wildlife on horseback. Or take the family camel trekking, camping in the bush as you go. There are also opportunities for mountain biking, quad biking, and running. In fact, if you’re up for a whole marathon, the Lewa Safari Marathon is the only marathon in the world to be run through a wilderness full of wildlife.
If you’d like to take it a little more easily, take off in a balloon to observe the theatre of the wild from above. Go rhino tracking. Or simply stroll through the wilderness with a friendly Maasai guide on a nature walk or bird-watching trip.
Wet and wild
The Indian Ocean coastline is known for its fabulous water sports. From family-friendly activities such as snorkelling, paddleboarding and glass-bottom boat trips to high-energy options such as Scuba diving, kite-surfing and jet skiing. You can also enjoy a more tranquil dhow safari or explore the coral reef from a fishing outrigger.
The coast is also a world-famous big game fishing destination – for catches such as sailfish, tuna and marlin.
Upcountry water sports include white water rafting on the Tana River, river bungee jumping, trout fishing in the cool streams of the Aberdares and boating on one of the idyllic Rift Valley lakes, such as Lake Naivasha.
Our action sports portfolio is equally impressive.
In Kenya, you can go running with Kenya’s athletic champions in the training schools of the Kerio Valley, or paraglide off its spectacular ridges. You can explore the spectacular gorge’s of Hell’s Gate by bike, or scale its ancient volcanic plugs. And you can zipline through forests and waterfalls.
For the ultimate adventurer-seekers, why not climb the sacred mountain of the Samburu or hike the misty moors of the Aberdare Range. Explore the ancient caves of Mount Elgon, famous for its salt-mining elephant, or pack your carabiners and embark on a thrilling 3-day ascent to the glittering peaks of Mount Kenya.
Sports & adventure features
It is Kenya’s most iconic safari experience: floating over the vast plains of the Masai Mara in a hot air balloon. There’s simply no better way to see the wildlife and experience the scale and beauty of Kenya. A balloon safari is simply a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; so we asked travel writer Jane Barsby to give…
Kenya is the home of running. It’s also a popular venue for runners who want to perfect their marathon-running skills. This requires a visit one of the high-altitude running camps of north-west Kenya. In this blog, we take a sprint around the High Altitude Training Centre in Iten, a popular Kenya running camp. Welcome to…
With a sublime climate, clear blue skies and stunning scenery, Kenya is the ideal place to indulge in some air-borne adventure sports. Here we look at the options for paragliding, zip-lining and jumping off into the unknown… Paragliding over the Kerio Valley For the ultimate in paragliding experiences, you have to head for the Kerio Valley. A…
A walking safari in Laikipia makes a great way of seeing this enchanting region of Kenya; a great way of getting exercise too. A walking safari is also an unrivalled way of getting to know your Samburu guide. Finally, there is no better way of seeing elephants… Climbing a kopje A walking safari takes commitment….
Kenya has always been the ultimate safari land: a place of magical creatures, ancient cultures, postcard-perfect beaches, and one of the world’s warmest welcomes. But with the opening of several new championship courses and a wealth of luxurious golf estates, Kenya is striding onto the international golfing stage with the swagger of a confident old…
Climbing in Kenya has a long history and there are many wild and beautiful locations and routes for both beginners and experienced climbers alike. For a family-friendly climb, Mount Longonot is perfect. Kenya also offers excellent cragging and sport climbing. Here are some ideas for a day-out climbing. Mount Longonot Best of the volcano climbs…
Thousands of people enjoy climbing or trekking up Mount Kenya every year. Most reach only Point Lenana (4,985 m) because to go higher requires more advanced climbing skills. Some people make the summit in 3 days, others in 4-5 days: it all depends on the route and the degree of altitude acclimatization required. All agree,…
Imagine galloping across the plains alongside a herd of giraffe, riding up to an elephant, or watching the migration unfold from your saddle. Enjoying a short ride or a full horseback safari in Kenya is an exhilarating experience and a very popular choice. Rides for all abilities Kenya has a long history of conducting horse…
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