Off the Beaten Path: Rafting, Bungee Jumping – River Tana Grade 5 Rapids [Jan – Mar]

Rafting, bungee jumping, birding - Rapids Camp Sagana

River Tana’s Grade 5 rapids not only give the camp its name, but also provide opportunity for adrenaline-filled kayaking, diving from a height of 60 ft. and fresh water fishing.

River Tana’s Grade 5 rapids not only give the camp its name, but also provide opportunity for adrenaline-filled kayaking, bungee jumping from a height of 60 ft. and fresh water fishing. About 100 bird species have been recorded here.

Rapids Camp Big 5 are the waterfall, the startling rocks, the Grade 5 rapids, the manicured lawns and the serene habitat. 

The camp hosted the 1st ever African Olympic qualifier in the Kayaking Games in January 2008.

Rafting is first on the plate, with different routes and levels of toughness depending on experience. The distance covered is approximately16 kilometers on a high water season and 8 kilometers on a low water season hence lasting about 4-5 hours.

All these extra activities the rafting team and guides will take safety measures to ensure client safety.

You can also include bungee jumping; quite a thrillingand once in a lifetime experience!

Nothing compares to the excitementof jumping from a 60 m tall structure with a flexible rope fastened at your back!

Other exciting activities include river boarding, mountain climbing, rock climbing, bird watching…

River Tana’s Grade 5 rapids not only give the camp its name, but also provide opportunity for adrenaline-filled kayaking, diving from a height of 60 ft. and fresh water fishing. About 100 bird species have been recorded here.

Rapids Camp Big 5 are the waterfall, the startling rocks, the Grade 5 rapids, the manicured lawns and the serene habitat. The camp hosted the 1st ever African Olympic qualifier in the Kayaking Games in January 2008.

Visitors can bring their own tents or hire tents, and place them anywhere in the 3 acres of lawns dotted with acacia trees, overlooking the Tana River.

The chef specialises in marinated nyamachoma grilled meats, and also serves buffets with a combination of local and international dishes. 

Why you'll enjoy this...

Thrilling, breath taking experience....!! Nothing compares!!
Donovan
Texas, USA

Expert’s Tips:

Visit Fort Hall in Murang’a, from where a retired District Officer, Commander Leo Lawford turned his hand first so sisal near Thika then to a pioneer combination of cattle- and hotel-management.

The establishment he started here in 1934 was supplied with dairy produce from his experimental farm.

Pass by the Memorial Cathedral Church of St. James and All Matyrs, founded by the Archbishop of Canterbury on 18 May 1955 and hallowed on 4 February 1961, its attraction is the ‘colour reversal’ mural by Chagga artist Elimo Njau.

Visit Wajee Camp, a Hinde’s Babbler sanctuary and learn more about birds and conservation. 

If you have time, stop by Mukurwe wa Gathanga… experience Kikuyu culture. 

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