TOURISM IN AFRICA
(Kenya Sports Tourism, Kenya Sporting
Tours, East Africa Sports Tourism, Sporting Safaris in Kenya, White
Water Rafting, Boating on Lake Victoria, Camel Derby in Maralal, International
Marathon Nairobi, Hordse Back Riding in Kenya, Athletics in East Africa,
Bull Fighting in Kenya, Water Sports in the Indian Ocean)
Africa is known for its sports activities starting from athletics, deep
sea fishing, golfing, football, cricket, hockey, basketball and others
Safaris undertakes transport, tours and safaris, pre and post sports
activities. These we undertake from Nairobi, Eldoret and Kisumu Airport.
We Provide tailor made arrangements for athletes who want to sample
training in Eldoret - Kipchoge Keino athletics training center and the
Nandi Hills which produce the Kenyan world athletes.
Safaris arranges for the bull fighting ceremony in Kakamega in conjunction
with the tours of Kakamega forest. We also arrange for fishing sports
in Lake Victoria, not to mention boat rowing contests in Lake Victoria.
Nyanza club in Kisumu has a fantastic golf course in Western Kenya at
the bank of Lake Victoria one kilometer from the Kisumu airport. We
are participants in the world HIV AIDS marathon which is being conducted
in Kisumu in December 2006 by Richard M. Brodsky Foundation.
Kenya has a number of beautifully scenic golf courses at various altitudes
from Sea Level right up to the nine-hole Molo course at 2740m (8989ft).
Windsor Golf and Country club is one of the attractions and The Railway
golf club in the center of Nairobi city. The most recent is the Great
Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort in Naivasha which apart from golf
also offer a variety of activities for adventurous guests, including
Game and Bird walks with our resident guides, Fishing and Boating on
Lake Naivasha. The oldest is the Royal Nairobi Golf Club. The "Royal"
title was bestowed on the Nairobi Golf Club in 1935 by King George V.
Other golf courses include the Muthaiga and Karen Golf Clubs each with
championship courses .While in Lake Victoria region, we will organize
your golfing sports at the Nyanza Golf club. In Mombasa, Golf enthusiasts
will be at home at the Mombasa, Nyali and the Leisure Golf Club.
and Boat Rowing contest on Lake Victoria
This is a very exiting event which is organized annually as a sports
event on Lake Victoria Beaches. It brings together other awareness programs
as the HIV / Aids awareness along the beaches. Victoria Safaris organizes
these events to suit an occasion when our clients require and when it
is necessary for us to offer Eco - tourism awareness in the Lake Victoria
Water Rafting in Kenya
This is a popular event in Kenya and Uganda. While in Kenya, we organize
this event on River Tana at Sagana. We will organize to pick your group
from Nairobi in the morning and drive you to River Tana where this sporting
activity takes place in Kenya. We will supervise the occasion and pick
you after the event back to Nairobi.
Water Rafting in Uganda
this popular event takes place at the source of the River Nile at Jinja
in Uganda. Victoria safaris will organize this event both from Kenya
and Uganda. From Kenya we will Fly you to Kisumu or alternatively drive
to Kisumu from Nairobi and combine this trip with our normal safaris
which go to western Kenya then from Kisumu drive to Busia border and
transfer into Uganda. we will then drive to Jinja 120 km from Busia
border. While in Jinja, we organize and book this popular sports event
for the days our client will require. After this event we will drive
you to Entebbe for outbound flight or back to Kenya for other tours
Riding Events in Kenya
Our horseback riding safaris in Kenya are without a doubt the most exciting
and adventuresome of all the Victoria Safaris rides. Strong riders,
confident at all paces on broken terrain riding athletic horses will
be in their element here. The opportunity to see big game and interact
with wild animals on splendid horses is thrilling. Sometimes in the
Masai Mara huge herds of wildebeest and zebra extend as far as the eye
can reach. The opportunity to see picturesque native tribesmen whose
culture is dramatically different from ours in remote areas unspoiled
by frequent tourist visits is fascinating.
Laikipia rides around the snow capped peak of Mt. Kenya traverses several
large ranches (up to 100,000 acres) which were carved out of the wilderness
a century ago by white settlers. There are many similarities to the
cattle ranches of the Rocky Mountain West. The wild game has been well
preserved on these huge ranches although there are sometimes difficult
interactions between game and cattle.
Events in Kenya
Kenya is known worldwide as the athlete country of the world. Victoria
Safaris organizes trips to various athletic events in Kenya, Uganda
and Tanzania. The most renowned athletic event in Kenya is the annual
Standard Chartered Marathon which attracts marathoners from all over
the world. The other tours which we organize is the visits to athlete
centers which include:- the Kipchoge Keino training center in Eldoret
and participation of the physically impaired individuals in the world
special selection Olympic games which are held annually at Moi international
sports Center - Kasarani In the year 2007 we will participate in the
IAAF athletic event in Mombasa. We are also participants in the HIV/AIDS
marathon in Kisumu organized by Richard M. Brodsky Foundation.
Fighting Events in Kakamega
These are a recent tourist attraction in western Kenya. It pulls tourists
to western Kenya as an event of its own nature in Kenya and East Africa
as a whole. Victoria Safaris organizes the participation of these events
among other tour itineraries to western Kenya and Kakamega forest. This
event is usually done in the early morning before mid-day since the
event is performed before mid day. We include this tour with the tour
of Kakamega forest and the crying stone within the area.
and Women Football & Volley Ball Tournaments
Kenya has two main international sports centers namely:- Moi International
Sports Center - Kasarani and Nyayo National Stadium. From these sports
centers, international events take place annually. They also house swimming
pools and gym activities.
is a renowned sport worldwide. Currently, women football tournaments
are gaining ground as the most exiting and thrilling in the tourism
industry. Victoria Safaris takes tourists to both events and also organizes
village or rural football events by engaging the youth busy and not
doing other irrelevant activities which would be detrimental to their
health and well being e.g. HIV AIDS. We also organize HIV awareness
football tournaments which make the youth in the rural areas/ villages
aware of the epidemic. We urge our clients during the tours to donate
balls for football, boots and uniforms, not to mention the trophies.
sea fishing, Scuba diving & snorkeling, yachting, water surfing
in Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria
The East African Coast is a paradise for beach sports which include;
deep sea fishing and water surfing in Indian Ocean. The Kenya coast
harbors the best hotels which undertake the activities of scuba diving
and snorkeling. Victoria Safaris undertakes the arrangements and bookings
for these activities in Mombasa, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. Lake Victoria
is another place for water surfing and deep sea fishing which is done
from the Lake Victoria islands namely: - Mfangano, Takawiri and Rusinga
Islands. Victoria Safaris has arrangements with the management of these
Islands, lodges and hotels and has contract rates for the same activities.
This is the latest tourist attraction in Kenya. The most famous is the
Standard chartered Marathon which is conducted by the Standard Bank
annually. The race usually starts in Nairobi and it incorporates every
individual both physically impaired, the blind, the normal office executive
and lately the tourists from foreign countries. The race is categorized
The marathon runners,
The escorted blind runners,
The wheel chair physically impaired and
The office executive.
these participate in the marathon and everybody who finishes is a winner
in his or her own kind. Trophies are given to all finishers of the event.
Maralal International Camel Derby
This is an annual international event held mid year just outside of
Maralal town; The World famous Maralal International Camel Derby was
inaugurated in 1990 as a sporting event, with the added advantage of
sensitizing the pastoral communities of the camel as a key environmental
tool in combating the degradation of the environment. It is Africa's
best known and most prestigious camel race, attracting both local and
international competitors. The event is a major draw for spectators
as well as racers, and the competition is fierce. With its growing popularity
and addition of cycle races which have U.C.I. (Geneva) recognition,
this exciting event draws a wide attendance including a cross section
of farming communities, ranchers, national and international press,
television crews, would be participants and spectators from overseas,
school groups and adventure lovers from all over Kenya and beyond. The
proceeds go to the Samburu Handicap Education and Rehabilitation Programme
(SHERP). This project addresses the problem of education and rehabilitation
of the handicapped children in Samburu District. Currently the Programme
offers assistance to 112 disabled children but has no visible source
of financial assistance and relies on the help of NGO’s, self
help groups, Government of Kenya and private contribution to encourage
the empowerment of persons with disabilities.
Olympics Events in Kenya
This takes place at the Moi International Sports Center - Kasarani annually.
It is a special Olympic event in that all the disabled persons are given
a chance to exercise their sports skills and are awarded by being selected
from this event to represent Kenya in the International special Olympic
competitions. The sports include: - football for both men and women
who are physically impaired, netball, volleyball, swimming, tennis,
handball, hockey and others. The whole country converges annually to
select the best that represent Kenya internationally in the Special
Swimming is so popular in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to an extent that
most schools have incorporated swimming classes. The under 15 and the
under 10 in lower primary sections have swimming classes on a weekly
basis. Swimming is gaining momentum as a tourist sport and many foreigners
participate in this sport every year. Contests are held in Nairobi,
Kampala and Dar es Salaam mostly.
riding competition & Boda Boda Riding contests in Kenya
Bicycle riding competition is so popular in western Kenya and in Mombasa.
The famous Boda Boda riding contest is conducted along the Lake Victoria
villages and beaches to create awareness in HIV/AIDS which has embedded
the health in these areas. The most important events are conducted by
the health NGO's and the Ramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation mainly in Kakamega
and Kang’o Kajaramogi during the annual festival at the home of
the late Ramogi Oginga Odinga.
Safaris undertakes the arrangements for travels, organization and bookings
for the above events as per the requirements of the clients.