Sky Diving in Kenya

Sky Diving in Kenya

 

There are many ways to see Kenya on safari, but how about from 14,000feet above the ground, falling earthwards at 120 miles per hour? 

 
For adrenaline junkies, the Kenyan coast has become the latest hot spot for aerial adventure- where the equatorial atmosphere at sea level can give skydivers more than a minute of full freefall over the beautiful blue Indian Ocean, before touching down on pure white sands on one of the world’s best beaches.

Kenya Skydive Boogie

This is the draw for international skydivers who gather at Diani Beach on Kenya’s South Coast each year for the Kenya Skydive Boogie

 
This event is popular both with experienced skydivers and those interested in experiencing the thrill of free fall for the first time.
 
What began as a social event organized each year among Kenyan Sky Divers has become a major event on Kenya’s skydiving calendar.

The term Boogieis generic term for a gathering of skydivers from all over the globe,and each year brings a bevy of boogies as enthusiasts meet up in the world’s best skydive destinations.

To the uninitiated, one sky dive location may not be that different to any other, but wind and weather conditions, altitude and the facilities and attractions on the ground all combine to make each boogie unique.

The Kenyan boogie is becoming increasingly popular- as it is one of the only such events where divers are based at a single beach resort and can depart from a nearby airstrip and dive from an aircraft directly over their base.

 
For more information visit www.skydivekenya.com

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting, Tana River

One of Kenya’s best adventure safaris is a rafting expedition along the Ewaso N’giro river. The trip can last between three and eight days, depending on water levels and accessibility.

Full equipment and expert guides are provided for this ultimate adventure. The river winds its way through spectacular white water, with up to 30 kms of nonstop Class II, III and IV rapids, and seperate stretches of demanding Class V water.

This trip also promises plenty of game, with the river itself home to both crocodiles and hippos. The banks attracts 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 traveller, it doesn’t get much better than this. High water season is May and December.

Adventure Safaris

Kenya – Adventurer’s Paradise

Kenya has long been known as an adventurer’s paradise. This is a land of endless opportunity for the active traveler, a country rich with possibilities for adventure and discovery. 

Treking Safari

For the Trekker, Kenya is a world of highs and lows – From thesnowcapped peak of Mt Kenya to the desert plains of the north. There are a range of treks from sedate hill walks through game rich ranges to high altitude routes on alpine slopes.

For those aiming higher, Kenya offers plenty of challenges. Climbers may be aware of the mighty peak of Mt Kenya, but there are many other climbing areas to be explored. There is a broad scope of destinations, from granite cliffs and volcanic rock towers to the ultimate challenge- a technical assault on Africa’s second highest summit.

Off Road Mountain Bike Safari

Kenya has some excellent potential areas for off road mountain biking. As the popularity of the sport increases, more and more mountain bikes are now for hire, and there is plenty of undiscovered country for bush biking.

Horse Back Safari

Kenya is home to a very active equestrian community, and horses are a great way to explore wilderness areas. Riding through herds of game is an ideal way to experience the wild up close and personal.  

Camel Safari

Looking for a more unusual mode of transport? The North of Kenya has a thriving camel culture, and the camel is used by many nomadic tribes. These deserts and wide arid plain lands have long been crossed by camel trains, following ancient routes through deep valleys and along winding dry river beds. Large herds of dromedary (single humped) camels are found throughout the North.

A safari by camel is a unique way to see this country.Camel Safaris

Walking Safari

The trackless deserts and high ranges of the Northern frontier are beautiful and remote places, completely isolated from the modern world. camping in the wild and sleeping under the stars is a breathtaking experience in the desert. One can travel through an Africa unchanged since the passage of the first explorers.

Big Game Fishing

Far from the northern deserts, the waters of the Indian Ocean are an adventurers playground. The coast of Kenya has a well deserved reputation for big game fishing and has attracted fishing devotees such as Ernest Hemingway, drawn by the promise of world-class fishing. Local tag and release programs ensure eco-friendly fishing.

Extreme Water Sports Safari

These waters have a long been a traditional passage for sailors and today dhows still ply the calm waters of the coastline. The coast is an ideal place to explore by boat, and the beaches are ideal for all kinds of watersports. Inland, the beautiful, bird rich freshwater lakes of the Rift Valley are also ideal for boating, waterskiing and windsurfing. 

White Water Rafting

The inland Lakes and rivers of Kenya also present plenty of opportunity for world class fishing, from Trout to the mighty Nile Perch. White water rafting and kayaking are relatively new sports in Kenya. However, with extensive and spectacular river systems, good grade white water and wide freshwater lakes, the possibilities are boundless.

Come to Kenya and begin your own great adventure story.

 

 

White Water Rafting in Kenya
White Water Rafting - for the real adventure travellerOne of Kenya’s best adventure safaris is a rafting expedition along the Ewaso N’giro river. The trip can last between three and eight days, depending on water levels and accessibility.

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Sky Diving in Kenya
There are many ways to see Kenya on safari, but how about from 14,000 feet above the ground, falling earthwards at 120 miles per hour? 

 
For adrenaline junkies, the Kenyan coast has become the latest hot spot for aerial adventure- where the equatorial atmosphere at sea level can give skydivers more than a minute of full freefall over the beautiful blue Indian Ocean, before touching down on pure white sands on one of the world’s best beaches…

More information on Sky Diving in Kenya

Nairobi/Samburu/Shaba/S.waters/Nakuru/Naivasha/Mara- 9 Days

 
Day1: Nairobi

Your family safari adventure begins with a warm welcome by our customer service representatives upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Your family is later transferred to a Nairobi hotel for overnight and you have a safari briefing later in the evening.

 

Day2: Samburu

After breakfast, we check out the hotel and drive towards Samburu, arriving in good time for lunch. After

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refreshing up, we head out for an evening game drive and later come back to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Day 3: Samburu/ Shaba
After breakfast, we drive further north to SAROVA SHABA LODGE which is located high above the banks of the life-giving Uaso Nyiro River in the Shaba Game Reserve.
The lodge beautifully incorporates the existing natural springs as one of its special features. The 1989 movie “Born Free”, a true-life story of George and Joy Adamson was shot in the Game Reserve and some of the scenes were shot at the lodge. An open-air restaurant over looking the river, swimming pool, curio shop, bars, and it’s location at an oasis make it a perfect base from which to explore the Shaba Reserve, as well as its sister reserve – Buffalo Springs to the west.

Apart from being the only location in Kenya where you will find Gerenuk, the reserve is renowned for its unique collection of other species of animals, such as Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Grevy Zebra, Cheetah, and Lions. After Enjoying an afternoon Game (wildlife) viewing in the reserve filled with scenic beauty, we return for dinner and overnight at SAROVA SHABA LODGE.

 

Day 4: Sweet waters
After breakfast, we check out the lodge and drive towards the exquisite SWEET WATERS TENTED CAMP in the secluded heart of the Ol Pejeta Ranch and Rhino sanctuary.

Built within a private ranch, the camp is a -Rhino heaven- which also supports a wide variety of other wildlife such as elephants, giraffes etc, it is only here that you can have a night game drive at an extra cost. 25 of the 30 luxurious tents overlook the water hole and some are built on stilts to offer you a better view. Each luxurious tent comes with en-suite facilities, a verandah and is set under a thatch roof. A visit to the Chimpanzee sanctuary should not be missed. Other features include; a swimming pool, table tennis, board games and satellite television.

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at luxurious SWEET WATERS TENTED CAMP. 

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Day 5: SWEET WATERS – LAKE NAKURU

After breakfast, we drive towards the Rift valley but we make a brief stopover at Thomson Falls and then drive southward to Lake Nakuru.
Lake Nakuru is known as an ornithological paradise by birdwatchers because the lake is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth which boasts any where between one and two million lesser and greater pink flamingos that feed on the abundant algae thriving in the lakes warm waters. The park has also been established for the protection of endangered species such as the rhino and is also home to Columbus monkeys, Leopards, Giraffes, and a variety of plain antelope.

Lunch will be served at LAKE NAKURU LODGE. An afternoon game drive around the lakeshore will be the main feature for the afternoon, dinner & overnight at LAKE NAKURU LODGE. End of day four of the African lion safari.

Day6: LAKE NAKURU – LAKE NAIVASHA

After an early breakfast, our safari will be destined for Lake Naivasha, the only freshwater lake in the Rift Valley. The lake is home to a large colony of hippos and it’s also a Mecca for bird watchers and researchers since over 400 different species of birds have been recorded here.

The lakes location and wildlife makes it an ideal place for an afternoon boat ride. A visit to the liberating Crescent Island, which is completely undeveloped, wild and free, is one of the few places on earth where you can walk among herds of zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, giraffe and dik diks. There are no predators and no fences so it will be quite a liberating and exciting feeling to walk among the wildlife.
Lunch will be served at Lake Naivasha. In the afternoon enjoy an unforgettable and memorable boat ride. Later enjoy your dinner prepared from the freshest lakeside produce and ingredients. Dinner and overnight at LAKE NAIVASHA COUNTRY CLUB.

Day 7: LAKE NAIVASHA – MASAI MARA

Today our safari expedition will take us to the jewel of Kenya’s parks, the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. This is Kenya’s number one park and is always on every `tourist`s Must see` list. Full of life with various types of animals and birds, Masai Mara crown’s the climax of every safari in Kenya. Apart from the big five, the Masai Mara is most famous for the spectacular annual migration of over a million wildebeest, zebra, gazelle etc from the Serengeti in northern Tanzania crossing the Mara River into Kenya in search of fresh feeding grounds, which takes place in late July or August. Maasai mara the true home of the African safari

Lunch will be served at the excellent MARA SAROVA LODGE your new home for the next two nights. After lunch and some time for relaxation, or sunbathing and going for a dive in the pool, your driver/guide will take you for an afternoon game drive in search of the shy and elusive leopard, the solitary and ill-tempered Rhino, lions, buffalos, and many others. As the sun starts to edge its way dip into the African horizon it will be the perfect opportunity to capture the beautiful Mara landscape on a camera. Dinner & overnight at MARA SAROVA LODGE.

Day 8: MASAI MARA

An early morning game drive before dawn, followed by breakfast, is the perfect start of another unforgettable and memorable day in Africa. In between the morning and afternoon game drives you can take time out to swim in the pool or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the lodge and the natural flora and fauna surrounding it. All meals and overnight at, MARA SAROVA LODGE.

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Day 9: MASAI MARA – NAIROBI

After breakfast we drive back to Nairobi with a game drive en-route arriving early afternoon and head to a Nairobi hotel or to the Airport. End of family safari