Athi River White Water Rafting

The bountiful Athi River combines exhilarating whitewater with stunning views of African wildlife in its natural habitat. By rafting the section of the Athi that borders Tsavo National Park, you’ll have the opportunity to view elephants, crocodiles, monkeys, baboons and hippos. Talk about killing two birds with one stone! The bird life is spectacular and have recorded over 120 species to date.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$465 - $615
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
3 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Not specified
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping Boating safaris Boating
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Experience 3 Days / 2 Nights Athi River Rafting of white water rafting in Athi River. There are few river trips on this planet that can compare with the Athi River expedition. Classified as one of the top ten river trips in the world, the Athi River gives you a combination of stunning white water with viewing of African wildlife in their natural habitat. The section of the Athi River that you will raft borders Tsavo National Park to the east. You will be able to view, bushbuck, giraffe, buffalo and elephant, not to mention crocodiles, monkeys, baboons and hippos. The bird life is spectacular and have recorded over 120 species to date.


You will be picked up in Nairobi and met by your trip leader who will explain everything about the expedition while on the 4-hour route down to the starting point near “Yatta Gap Bridge”. On arrival you will have a small lunch while loading all the gear in the rafts getting ready to start an easy float 4 hours down stream, covering a distance of 10km to the first night camp.


You will start your day early since this is when the animals come down to drink at the river. You will pack up the camp after breakfast, load the rafts and start your journey navigating 30km down the river. You will go through numerous sections of class 2 and 3 rapids and two big drops of class 4. Lunch will be spent on a small island in the middle of the river and you will camp on another sandy beach under the stars.


Once again you will start early to view the game drinking from the river and then it is back to navigating your way through rapids and jungle with some more exciting rapids. After 25km you will arrive at your final destination where you will pack up and head back to Nairobi.

Total Distance covered on the river – about 82 km. but is dependent on time available and prevailing water level and conditions

2016 Price: US$ 465 per person Sharing. Extraday isUS$150

The above prices includes:

Transport from Nairobi hotel or private arragement can be made,Safety briefing,refreshments ,Bar-be-que lunch with vegeterian option available with complimentary drinks


Mid April to the end of June, October and November, with a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 24 people.

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