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“Excellent activities” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Savage Wilderness Safaris

Savage Wilderness Safaris
P.O Box 1000 | Sarit Centre, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
+(254)737 835 963
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Owner description: Savage Wilderness leads the way in Kenyan adventure tourism providing unique, breathtaking experiences in one of Nature's most beautiful environments. Led by an international team of outdoor experts fully trained to provide the highest safety standards; you will cross rivers, plains and plateaus in an extraordinary and unforgettable adventure.
Nanyuki, Kenya
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent activities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

An excellent place for people who like to get active! White water rafting fantastic and the mountain biking too. Suitable for families who have adventurous children and who like to be put completely out of their comfort zone. Accommodation is very basic & very Kenyan so don't expect too much there but more than adequate with fantastic scenery and a small pool for a quick dip. Food is good and wholesome and their is a small bar but not much choice of drink. The staff are all very friendly & helpful especially Julius, Stuart & Peter. All in all another excellent stay at Savage.

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent fun-don't miss! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The white water rafting was the best and the whole setup is impressive... great facilities and a good team. Don't miss this if you have a half day free in Nairobi.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Went here for a bit of R&R after a exercise with the army, a nice location great activities, enjoyed the white water rafting most, accommodation was as expected

Visited October 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“White water rafting with the Savage wilderness!.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

RAFTING Tana River Admire Nature's glorious spectacle amid the calm, tranquil waters of the amazing Tana River before taking on the vibrant, spirited and extreme Class IV/V rapids. There's something for everyone. The Tana River is a 'pool/drop' river where areas of calm water, perfect for viewing the wildlife allow you to catch your breath after navigating stretches of class II to V white water. It provides a truly spectacular day of white water rafting...
Depending on water levels you'll raft 8-16km of river. The trip started with 3km of easy class II and III white water, with plenty of opportunity to gain practice in the paddle skills required to run the lower part of the river. A calmer 6km section follows, and a tranquil hour or so marvelling at the abundant bird life. Here you can cool off with a swim in the warm water. The final 7km back to the campsite start with easy class III water where paddle commands are reviewed in advance of the final challenge! For now, there is no way back as you crank it up to face the big class IV and V rapids. Captains Folly, Can of Worms (named because of its four, successive 90 degree bends) and Sphincter Flexor come first before, subject to water levels, you "surf" in the "fish-eye" hole before swimming the next couple of minor rapids. Numerous smaller rapids bring you at last to the class 5 Spasm, a series of drops over 3/4km with a big surprise half way through! And finally from here, the hard work complete, a gentle 15 minute float brings you safely back to camp.
Sagana is a small town in Kirinyaga District, Central, Kenya. It is along the Nairobi-Nyeri highway, 100 kilometres north of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Its name comes from Kenyas longest river, Tana River which is also called Thagana.

Visited December 2012
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