Sports Tours

Kenya has been and remains to be known for wild and beach safaris but we are also known for sports tourism, famous for running and athletics. At Kendirita Tours Travel we welcome you to adventure with us in the world of sports tours that include running training at the Kenyan highlands and Iten the global heritage of the history of athletics. The adrenalin junkies can enjoy zip-lining, Water rafting, flyboarding, Hot balloon safaris, Skydiving, Bungee Jumping, Jet Skiing, Paragliding, Cliff Diving.

1. Flyboarding

Fly boards are more like snowboards with pressurized streams of water that propel them into the air. You may ask what is flyboarding like? water flyboarding is a revolutionary new water sport that allows you to swim like a dolphin and hover up to 20 feet in the air on powerful water jets, it allow you to channel your inner superhero as you surge and fly over the sea or Lake.

Flyboards can propel riders under the water as well as above it. Depending on your skills, you can dive down into the water like a dolphin, zooming down to about 2.5 meters below the surface or hover up to 20 feet in the air.

In Kenya, there is flyboarding in Mombasa offered for duration of 30 minutes andfly boarding diani. There is flyboarding for beginners and you will be offered 25 minutes training, life jacket and a wetsuit. It is a sport worth adding on your coast trip or offers a loved one a flyboarding gift experience.

2. White Water and River Rafting

Water rafting in Kenya is one of the best adventure sports safaris that you want to add on your Kenya tours and safari list. It is exhilarating and unbelievably amazing sport and experience. There is water rafting for beginnersand on a rafting boat, river rafting and water rafting makes you to enjoy the raft dash, canoe fights, glide over the rapids, waterfalls challenges, plunges and even raft flips.

As you raft, you get to enjoy the beautiful scenery, nature, in some places wildlife, mingling and making new friends and the fact that you forget about your day today schedule takes the stress and the pressure away and this becomes as the main benefit for water rafting.

Some of the Spots for the water sport include:

1. Sagana river: water rafting sagana is the biggest river rafting spot in Kenya. Depending on the water levels, the rafting takes between 4-5 hours. You can also participate in other activities and choose to stay at the best lodges in Sagana like Sagana resort, Rapids camp.

2. River Mathioya: It is in mathioya constituency and rafting is available only during the rainy seasons. If looking for a river that produces technical rapids then mathioya river kenyais the place to be. Because of the technical rapids it is recommended to the rafters with some experience.You can stay at Mathioya river lodge and participate in other activities like fishing, swimming in the river, bird watching or enjoy traditional dancing.

3. Riverewasonyiro: Ewaso River is a home for Crocodiles and Hippos and the banks also attract other wildlife like Elephants, Lions, Giraffes and several antelopes.There is also superb bird life that includes the kingfishers, heron and weavers. A rift in this river therefore gives you not only the adventure on the river but wildlife viewing and bird music.

4. Athi River: This spot also give stunning views of wildlife as you enjoy the rafting.

3. Paragliding

As we engage in sports adventure tours, Paragliding in Kenya is for adventureseekers as it is considered dangerous but it is extremely exhilarating and becoming among the loved sports tours 2020.

A paragliding experience involves foot launching from high ground. A para-glider has a wing which is elliptical rather than round like a parachute, a harness where you can comfortably sit, a reserve parachute for safety as well as a speed bar. It is attached to the person's body by a harness then allows them to glide through the air and gracefully soaring like a bird in the skies. You need to get strong winds and high ground to jump start your glide as it is not motorized in any way.

This sport should not be confused with skydiving which involves jumping out of an aero plane or parasailing which involves being towed by a boat. Paragliding requires high ground and the most popular spot in Kenya is in the Kerio Valley because of the high ground and you can soar into the skies and get wonderful views of the Rift Valley. Other spots in Kenya include: Kijabe Hill, Mt. Ololokwe and Ndoto Mountains, Katelembo or Muahills,Kibini Hills, Shimba hills, Masuehills,Shela Beach.

4. Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping is basically being strapped and then throwing yourself off a very high edge. It gets to have an adrenaline kick of a lifetime as you let yourself off a 60m or higher tower and feel your soul almost escape you as wind gusts past your face. therefore not for the faint-hearted. There is no specific bungee jumping age limit but recommended for a minimum age of 14 years, with minimum weight of 40kg and maximum 140kg. it is not advisable for the faint hearted and for children under the age of 14 years cannot do a bungee jumping of their own but sick their parents’ consent.

Places to go bungee jumping in kenya are: on the banks of Tana river done by rapids camp and bungee jumping sagana.You can combine Bungee Jumping with Camping, Picnics, Bush dinners and Water rafting.

Some of the tips to keep in mind for bungee jumping in Kenya:-

  • Wear comfortable clothes and footwear
  • Make sure to choose an experienced and reliable adventure company
  • Eat a light meal before the jump
  • Schedule a checkup with your doctor to make sure your body is healthy enough for bungee jump

5. Zip lining

Another famous sport that is among the best adventure tours is zip lining in kenya. Kenya is famous for its greenery just as much as it is for its wildlife; in addition zipline is an activity gaining popularity by the day with the longest zip tour in East Africa at over 2,200 metres flying fast and high offering unique views of the stunning landscape. It is not only a fun activity but a chance to improve your eyesight and therapeutic. It is also an excellent way of reducing stress and can help burn calories. Do not let the fear that comes with this exciting activity hold you back from experiencing some of the best activity ever.

Some of the places you can enjoy Zip lining in Kenya include:

  • Kereita Forest:The forest is located at the tip of Aberdare Ranges and is filled with fantastic greenery and a host of sites. It is the longest zip line in Kenya stretching to about 2.4km over lush vegetation and rivers.
  • Machakos Zip Line: Machakos People’s Park is one of the best zip lining locations in Kenya. With cables suspended 30ft above the ground, you will have the perfect view of Machakos People's Park as well as its environs.
  • Limuru zip line:The zip line is located in the Redhill dam and passes through the actual dam in an adrenaline-filled adventure. It offers a good view of the neighboring Limuru town and The Dam Redhill.
  • Rapids Camp Sagana: Rapids Camp Sagana provides zip lining among a host of other activities, and its zip line has been described as one of the most spectacular in Africa.
  • Kilifi Rope Challenge and Zip Lining: The zip lining has become a cherished activity by the locals.

6. Hot Air Balloon Safari

Nothing is more spectacular than launching at sunrise, gliding silently over the savannah at a 360 degrees of spectacular beauty and floating effortlessly in a hot air balloon safari over masaimara. The hot air balloons and safari gives you an aerial view of the park and you can enjoy the scenery as well as seeing the attractions in the masaimara national reserve. Nicely done bush breakfast in masaimarais what puts a climax to the Safari. Indeed hot air balloon safari in kenya is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is worth it andyou want to add on your itinerary for kenya safari.

7. Jet Skiing

Jet skiing is a high speed water sport that is great for developing your balance and coordination skills as well as your leg muscles. If you need a little adrenaline rush on the water, then jet skiing is your sport right here. On your itinerary include a jet ski kenya safari mainly done inMombasa and in diani.

Jet skiing has health and fitness benefits that include:

  • Great for developing balance and coordination skills, as it requires concentration to stay on board.
  • Works the cardiovascular system giving you a great cardio workout on the water
  • Helps strengthen both the arm and leg muscles as you give them a good workout when jet skiing.
  • Tones your abs as you have to engage your core muscles in order to stay on.
  • Burns calories. An average person around 70kg (approx. 154 lbs) will burn over 200 calories during a 30-minute stint of jet skiing.
  • Is a great stress-reliever.

8. Cliff Diving

Cliff diving is probably the least complicated extreme sport in Kenya. There's no equipment to buy, no special clothing to wear and no service provider to hire. It's just your body, sailing through the air from dizzying heights and plunging into a body of water below. Cliff Diving in Kenya can be done at Jangwani Camp in Sagana

9. Rock Climbing

This is a sport in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a usually pre-defined route without falling. You can engage in rock climbing as a sport or as a hobby. For alpine climbing mount kenya is a worthwhile destination,rock climbing in kenyacan also be done in Lukenya cliffs, Hell’s Gate, Tsavo National Park and Mount Kenya.

10. Windsurfing

Windsurfing has a long history in Kenya coming about from the surf culture of California. There isno difference between windsurfing and sailboarding as windsurfing is also referred to as "sailboarding" and "boardsailing". Including other benefits windsurfing gives you a total body work out and a great way of experiencing beautiful parts of the world while doing a sport you love.

The best spot to surf in kenya is at the coast with the best time to visit most of these Kenyan surfing spots being in the months of May, June, July, and August. They include:

1. Malindi Bay

2. Watamu Bay

3. Shanzu Beach

4. Mombasa Channel

5. Kiwayu

6. Manda Island

7. Baobab

8. Shela Beach

9. Nyali Beach

11. Skydiving

What about skydiving above clouds from about 14,000 feet above the ground, falling earthwards at 120 miles per hour? Being the latest hot spot for aerial adventure, skydiving in kenyais done at the cost beingthe perfect place for a sky-diving at sea level. For beginners is easy as they are physically attached to an instructor, jump together, giving all the thrill of a skydive.

12. Boat riding and Fishing

Recreational boating around the world is popular with millions of people take to the water for different reasons. Boating enthusiasts say the thy do boating as a recreational activity and the time spent on the water enhances their quality of life by reducing stress, connecting them with nature, and creating environmental awareness. Some spend hours bonding and relaxing with their loved once or perhaps in a challenge to outwit a fish yet others speed through open waters, skimming over waves for a rush of adrenaline.

Boating in Kenya can be done in several places including the Kenyan cost, the Lakes and rivers. Lake Naivasha and Lake Victoria are ideal place for boating because of the wide open waters, fantastic surrounding scenery and plenty of channels to explore, you can also engage in fishing as you do the boating. Fishing and boating can also be done on Tana River while glass bottomed boat tours at the cost.

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