Kenya offers a large variety of sporting activities for the more adventurous of travellers who want a little more than laying on the beach.



Most of the larger costal hotels have a dive school which cater for both beginners and the more experienced divers. Watamu, Malindi and Shimoni all offer good diving.



There are several golf courses in Kenya with Nairobi having five, one that I know of in Mombasa another in Nanuki and one at the Aberdare country club. The golf courses have some different rules then you may be used to especially when it comes to Baboons picking up your ball and running up the nearest tree. Clubs and cadies can be hired but you will either need to bring your own balls or buy them from the course.


The coast offers some great deep sea game fishing. It will cost somewhere in the region of $500 per boat for a full day which can be split amongst other anglers. July to May is normally the best time for fishing when the larger bill fish are about. Trips can be booked via your hotel. Fresh water fishing is available in Lake Victoria and trout fishing in the Aberdares and Mount Kenya areas

Water sports.

Most of the coastal resorts offer a wide range of water activities which include sailing, windsurfing, catamaran, glass bottom boat trips, snorkelling and jet skis. In some of the hotels non motorised activates are offered free of charge.


A lot of hotels on the coast have bikes which you can hire and some tour companies offer mountain bike safaris.


Mountain climbing.

You are able to climb Mount Kenya (walk), it normally takes about five days and you are able to hire tents, guides and equipment whilst in country.