If you’re feeling tired and the furthest thing from motivated, take some comfort in knowing you’re not alone. Mid-year slumps catch even the best of us. A great way to refresh your mind is introducing some action into your routine (No, we’re not going to recommend the gym) So wherever you are/ are headed within the country, here are some fun, new activities across Kenya to add to your list this end month!
1. Fat Biking in Lamu
If you’ve never heard of a fat bike before, it’s essentially just a bike with wider wheels. The primary benefit of a fat bike is that they’re able to travel over diverse terrain, from sand to snow, better than regular bicycles. The wide tyres provide you with extra grip and traction, and combined with a low tyre pressure, you’ll find that you’re able to pedal over terrain that’d make conventional tyres sink. The Majlis Resort offers fat biking through kilometres of bronze sand, an activity perfect for leg workouts and exploring Lamu’s beautiful beaches
Closer to Nairobi is The Forest, Kereita’s Flying Fox experience. Speed over the lush Kereita Forest at about 60km/h for an adrenaline rush you won’t forget. The lines are East Africa’s longest at 2.2km and guests can choose between a full 6-line session or 750m for 2 lines. For your safety,the lines have undergone the required safety inspection and have been awarded an EN safety certified Class “A” standard, declaring them some of the best in the world.
They also have a carrying capacity of a maximum of 115 kilograms and are operated under European Union safety regulations. Meaning you’re free to explore your adventurous side safely and freely. For those looking for an added edge to the experience, night sessions are also available once a month.
3. Black Rhino Tracking in Samburu
One of the hallmarks of our Nomad community is a love for the unconventional. Long walks on the beach? How about a guided one through kilometres of wild savannah. Saruni Lodge located at the heart of Samburu offers our guests a ‘thrill-of-a-lifetime’ experience: a walking safari tracking black rhino on foot, accompanied by an expert guide and a highly-trained Sera Community Conservancy ranger safely leading you to the locations of some of the 18 rhinos throughout the 54,000 hectares-large sanctuary.
Image by Brian Siambi
A short game drive sets off the experience dropping you off a tracking distance away from the nearest rhino. You then continue lightly on foot scoping the land for signs until you are metres from it as it grazes. Much more exciting than your regular cardio session!
4. Hydrofoiling in Watamu
Tried kitesurfing before and consider yourself fairly good at it? Add a new twist to your next experience by trying hydrofoiling. Tribe Watersports in Watamu is the first school to offer a training course in the sport and have developed a new training program to make progress as effective as possible.
As part of the foiling program, they use slingshots school mast system where you can graduate from a shorter master up to a longer one. This system makes the process of flying on the foil easier to grasp as it makes the foiling feeling less aggressive and gives you an opportunity of getting use to riding a board with a foil underneath, without the repercussions of being thrown off the board every 2 seconds.
Image by Tribe Watersports
5. White Water Rafting on River Tana
The Tana River is one of Kenya’s most well-known rivers and is the only spot where you can go white water rafting in the country. Rafting is the perfect cardio and team activity for adrenaline seekers. The river provides flat water to grade 3- 5 rapids depending on the season. April to May has the highest levels of water because of the monsoon long rains in Kenya and November to December the same. The program begins in the morning or in the afternoon and covers a stretch about 12km long. Qualified guides negotiate different river routes and give you a small safety brief before you set off for your exciting adventure.