1. Kitesurf in Diani
Kitesurfing is one of the world’s fastest growing extreme sports, and Diani Beach in Kenya offers perfect conditions. For beginners the sheltered waters and constant side/on-shore winds are ideal. For more advanced kiters; make the most of flat water blasting, boosting air on the reef for wave riding and big tricks…
2. Camel Trek the wilds of Northern Kenya and the Chalbi desert
For a unique experience, take an adventurous camel trek through the wilds of Northern Kenya. The remote locations of Lake Turkana and the Jade Sea are off the beaten track for most tourists, and here you’ll experience the wide-open scrub-land and meet remote tribes rarely seen by outsiders. The Chalbi desert provides spectacular scenery for superb photographic opportunities.
3. Learn to fly a small plane or book a charter flight
Flying over the Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara gives you brilliant views and is just so much fun!
4. Cycling through open savannah
Have an off road cycle adventure under cloudless skies, through open savannah, desert, mountain rainforest, game parks and coastal villages. From your saddle you’ll see traditional tribesmen, stunning scenery with wildlife wandering the plains. Following the foothills of snow covered Mt Kilimanjaro will lead you through to Tanzania where you conclude your trip.
5. Learn to Scuba Dive
Scuba diving courses are offered all along the coast, from basic “Scuba Diver” through to “Divemaster”. Pristine coral reefs give opportunities to see turtles, rays, eels, octopi, barracuda, puffer fish, tiger fish (Finding Nemo!) and a wide variety of other tropical aquatic life. Whale sharks and tiger sharks are found outside the reef.
6. Climb Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa standing at (5199m). Fewer people climb here than Kilimanjaro, but those who do, usually rate it as a more interesting climb. It’s has tremendously varied zones of vegetation and scenery as you climb; from the acacia studied plains, lush moorlands, moving up to a barren alpine zone covered in snow and finally the craggy summit. There are various routes for inexperienced climbers through to routes that involve climbing and provide challenges for even the most experienced rock and mountain climbers.
7. Get an adrenaline rush on a white water rafting expedition
This is a well-organized outfit around 1 and a half hours drive from Nairobi on the Tana River. The Tana River is a drop pool river, where an exhilarating rafting adventure takes you through, from easy class II and III white water, through to big rapids at the end (class IV and V). Views of the abundant bird life make the experience very special. Cool off afterwards with a swim in the warm water and then a barbeque and drinks afterwards.
8. Take part in the annual skydiving Boogie in Diani
On Diani Beach in November, there’s often a “skydiving ‘boogie“ when more than 100 parachutists from around the world congregate to make a dozen targeted drops above the coral sands from 4000m. Kenya army paratroopers with a minimum 1000-drop experience, oversee the organization of this event, providing the equipment and expertise.
9. Run the Lewa Marathon
This tough, high altitude marathon is truly in the wilds of Africa. Run free in beautiful surroundings.
Based at Sagana about an hour away from Nairobi, you have the opportunity to put your nerves to the test and overcome mind over matter. The bungee tower lets you fall, head-first directly over the brown muddy water of the Tana River.