Rafting on River Tana is a very interesting activity that normally depends on the water levels. You may be able to navigate through the class II, III, IV and V river sections until you finally reach the calmly flowing waters where you will get a chance to watching various bird species and also other wildlife.

When the level of the river is low, you may navigate for only 8 km but when the river level is high, you may tour a stretch of over 16 kilometers. rafting is conducted in  two sessions each day one beginning in the morning at 9:00 am and the other in the afternoon starting at 2pm for roughly 3 to 4 hours. At least four attendants will be able to handle a group of sixty people at a time. Safari Desire will arrange for your transportation from Nairobi to river Tana and still back to the city at the end of the adventure. All boats will have qualified professional guides who will guide and show you the ropes of the boat, provide the necessary rafting equipment including life jackets.

Additional information

Duration2 Days
LocationAthi River
Day 1

Nairobi - Sagana Tana River

Very early in the morning, our guide from Safari Desire will pick you up from Nairobi and head to Sagana using the Thika Super-highway. This is a small town located on a small plain edge on the southern lower slopes of mountain Kenya. River Tana is Kenya’s longest river with matchless lovely scenes, including the various wildlife species as well as a rich birdlife. On the arrival, you will receive a cup of tea/coffee accompanied with biscuits as a warm welcome. You will be briefed, on how the tour will be.

Thereafter, your will head to the departing point where you will be provided with protective equipment like the life jackets, helmets and paddles. The starting point will be a class II and III short stretch to enable you to perfect skills for paddling and become comfortable in the raft, this will be followed by an hour’s navigation on calm waters while watching the beautiful scenes like various birds. The last four miles begin with having a reviewing of the rafting commands and your paddling skills as you navigate through the class III rapids, before finally taking on the class IV and V rapids.

You will station at savage camp where you will have a nice lunch comprised of a 3 course meal serving accompanied with drinks. You will get an opportunity to take a refreshing bath. After lunch, you will start your second shift for rafting an adventure which will take 3 to 4 hours and finally return to the campsite in the evening for rest, lovely dinner and sleepover.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2

Sagana Tana River – Nairobi

In the morning after breakfast, you may decide to have zip lining at an extra cost or spend the morning resting. From there, you will head to the lake for rafting. After lunch, your guide from Safari Desire will drive you back to the capital Nairobi where our safari will end.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

This short adrenaline rush safari activity can be easily combined with our tours to parks like Amboseli National Park. Check out our 3 days Luxury Kenya Safari to the Amboseli National Park, offered at very affordable prices!

Cost of tour from Nairobi – USD 350 per person sharing.

Prices Include

Transport in a customized pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser jeep

English or other language speaking driver/guide.


Park entrance fees

All meals on safari.

Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle.

Pick up and drop off at Nairobi airport or Nairobi hotel

Boat ride at Lake Naivasha.

Prices Exclude

Visa to Kenya

Other bottled drinks

Items and services of a personal nature

Packing items on safari

Tips or gratuities

International Air fare

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