Benefits of rafting in Kenya: It is a combination of rafting routes, scenic scenery, and safaris. Moreover, the adrenaline rush is 100 percent guaranteed (its amount depends on the route’s difficulty class and the number of crocodiles and hippos you saw during a boat trip). The picture of the shore, the mind-boggling number of birds and wildlife watching make rafting in Kenya a unique adventure. The duration of rafting depends only on your wishes, you can arrange adventures for half a day, I can extend the pleasure for 3-4 days. You can also choose the difficulty level of rafting from the easiest to the most risky…
Coast of the Indian Ocean
According to Prozipcodes, the Kenyan coast stretches for 480 kilometers from north to south. The local shores have been welcoming guests to Kenya since ancient times. Merchants from Arabia, Rugalia, China and India swam to these lands, bringing pieces of their culture. The intermingling of African and Arabic cultures along the coast gave rise to a unique new culture known as Swahili.
The beaches of Kenya are protected by a coral reef, making coastal waters ideal for relaxation and water sports. The Indian Ocean is warm all year round. Who does not know about Kenyan deep sea fishing, which attracts many professionals in this field, including Ernest Hemingway, maybe here he got the plot for one of his books?
Lucky anglers can boast of a catch, among which there are marlin, mackerel, and other large trophies. which you can try right away.
The Kenyan coast offers more than just a beach holiday, take a few steps and you will find endless possibilities for discovery and adventure.
Exploring coastal towns and getting to know the local Swahili culture will expand your understanding of the world, and maybe even yourself…
There are many possibilities to do this. For example, horseback riding along the coast, during which you can visit traditional fishing villages. For those who like to move fast – motorcycle rental. You can also explore from the sea by going on a historical excursion on traditional fishing boats – Dhow, sailing and landing on the old islands, where you can walk through real living villages and get acquainted with the monuments of the past. With a strong desire to join the Swahili culture, you can spend the night in a natural Swahili village. Not large shops and markets, where local handicrafts, household items and art are also presented, are also a curious sight.
Kikoi is a cape made of colored fabric with a traditional ornament, for universal use. The inhabitants of the coast use it as an item of everyday clothing.
Once you get a little familiar with the life of the coast, you will find that the rich history of these places is still alive today, and you will find its tangible presence everywhere you go.
Old Town – the old city of Mombasa, Port Jesus – the old port are places that have preserved evidence of past events. Hidden deep in the rainforest is the lost city of Gedi. To feel like a real pioneer, you can follow the footsteps of Vasco da Gama in Malindi.
And visiting Lamu Island, you can watch frozen time, since nothing has changed on this island since the 14th century, the sheriff has the only car, and even then you can’t drive it everywhere, the reason for this is very narrow streets.
Not far from the coast there are national parks where you can observe the life of wildlife. Coastal forests such as Arabuko Sokoke and Jadini provide the opportunity to take interesting walks, during which you can observe a whole world of various birds (some specimens can only be observed here) and butterflies, as well as rare monkeys and even elephants.
In addition to the forests, you can take a classic safari in the national parks Tsavo, Shimba Hills, Mwalunganje, located a few hours drive from the coast. And you should definitely see the Tana River Delta. Here, where the river flows into the ocean, and represents an absolutely fantastic world of wildlife bordering the beach.
In addition to land and water adventures and discoveries, Kenya provides the underwater world of the Indian Ocean for exploration.
The coral reef attracts thousands of diving enthusiasts here.
But you can see the underwater world without diving, for this they came up with boats with a transparent bottom. This is a must try to experience the extraordinary sensations of floating on the surface of the water. It is interesting to visit the Marine National Parks of Kenya such as Watamu/Malindi and Kisiite Mpunguti. Where you can get up close and personal with giant whale sharks, barracudas, and huge conger eels, sea turtles, rays, not to mention numerous flocks of small fish. Professional dive operators (PADI, NAUI, BSAC) are ready to provide dives of any class (Wreck, Night, Deep, Nitrox, etc.).