Nairobi - Sagan River
Depart Nairobi mid-morning for Sagana river camp. Afternoon Class IV / V rafting trip on the Tana River (water level dependent) “The Tana River is a drop pool river offering an exciting day of white water rafting. The adventure starts with a 3 km of easy class II and III white water, where plenty of opportunity to gain the practise of paddle skills required running the lower part of the river. A 6 km section follows with an hour or so of relaxation to view the abundance of bird life around. Cool off with a swim in the warm water.
The final 7 km of river, back to the campsite starts with some easy class III waters where paddle commands are gone over again. It is now the 3 big rapids (class IV and V) with names like Captains Folly, Can of Worms because of its four 90 degree bends in succession, and Sphincter Flexor.
Subject to water levels we may be able to “surf” in “fish eye” and then swim the next couple of minor rapids. Numerous smaller rapids brings one on to the last big one – Spasm, a series of drops over ¾ km section with a big surprise half way through. We reach the take out point/campsite about 4 hours after setting off, where a full barbeque awaits us with plenty of beer and soft drink. Night spent at the camp in two man dome tents.
Mathioya River Sagana River camp (FB)