The Kenya Tri-Adventure expedition is a challenge of a lifetime covering more than 200km in seven days. The expedition includes five days of trekking to Mt Kenya (4985m), two days of biking and one day of exhilarating rafting on the Tana River.
We also include two wildlife safaris and one night of camping inside a game reserve. Each day on the route offers something different and every day is a challenge in its own right. Kenya is most recognised for being home to Africa’s famous “Big Five” (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo) but most people don’t realise that Kenya also offers some of the best adventure sport in the world.
Kenya is a country of tremendous diversity; landscapes vary from glaciated mountains with snow-capped peaks, to dense forest to flat desert plains. On this journey, you will learn about Kenyan culture by chatting with our local guides. Kenyans say that; ‘You will arrive as a visitor and leave as a friend’.
The five-day hike takes us to Mount Kenya (4985m) known as Kere Nyaga – Mountain of Brightness, an ancient dormant volcano and Africa’s second highest mountain. Long overshadowed by Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, trekkers are starting to take notice of this beautiful glacial peak.
The 66km route takes us through a variety of habitats such as dense bamboo and rainforests which are rich in wildlife including elephant, buffalo and monkeys. Even the higher up moorlands are home to many mammals including the rock hyrax, the nearest living relative of the elephant. Bike The two
The two-day cycle section covers a distance of 106km through the Kenyan countryside. It’s a very scenic route as we ride through rural Kenya with many fun downhill sections as well as tough climbs. For the most part, we will be riding on dirt roads with very little traffic.
Between the two days of biking, we camp in a game reserve and go on evening and morning wildlife safaris. The park is stocked with lion, rhino, elephant, hippo, leopard, giraffe and a host of other game. The highlight of this experience is going to sleep listening to some of Africa’s biggest game outside your tent!
The Tana River stretches for 1000km and is the longest river in Kenya. It is a drop pool river so makes for an exciting day of white water rafting. Experienced guides will provide you with the paddle skills you will need to safely get through the many rapids along a 16km stretch including one called ‘Can of Worms’ due to its four 90 degree bends in quick succession.
The main river is surrounded by stretches of thick forest with fig and palm trees. These forests are filled with interesting birdlife and often shelter buffalo, elephant, hippo and crocodile as well as a host of smaller, shyer antelope and primates.
Although the rafting section of this trip is challenging, you don’t need to have rafting experience to take part. We will teach you everything you need to know about rafting in Kenya and how to navigate the rapids safely.
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If you want to hear our Guide Louise talking about her Kenya-Tri Adventure talking about her trip there. This adventure included shooing elephants out of the campsite before setting up their tents! Louise also wrote a blog post about the Kenya Tri-Adventure which you can read here.