FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why choose Savage Wilderness?
Savage Wilderness is without a doubt the leading provider of outdoor education, adventurous activities and team building in Kenya. We are able to offer a diverse range of activities, quality of staff and effectiveness of delivery that no other organization offers due to years of training and experience. We guarantee to make a difference!
What should I wear?
Wear shorts, a t-shirt and shoes that are fine to get wet. Ensure you wear shoes that don’t slip off your feet when wet. Foot injuries are the most common injury when walking on uneven terrain. Shoes should be worn at all times. If you wear glasses, bring a strap. It is also advisable to bring sunscreen, a sun hat, a towel, a change of clothing, a camera and a sense of adventure .
Am I going to get wet?
Depending on the activity it is quite likely you will get wet. Come prepared.
Does the weather effect my activity?
It does some times. But not really. If you doing a water sport you will be getting wet The only thing that may affect the lesson is the river water level, but we do have several locations for lessons. land based activities will base around the weather. However remember it is one thing we can not control.
What is Class I-V?
River rapids are rated on a scale from I to V – with V being the most difficult.
Should I bring anything to eat?
Please check you booking voucher, we do offer all meals but some people opt to self cater.
What if I cannot swim?
Don’t be too concerned about your swimming ability. It’s more about how comfortable you are in the water. Wear your Personal Floatation Device (life jacket) at all times. In a river you go with the flow and work your way towards the shore. It doesn’t require much swimming skill at all.
How strenuous is rafting?
You will be active, but if you are in moderately good physical condition, the challenge will not strain you. There is little danger if you follow the safety rules. Listen to your guide and don’t try to swim or paddle beyond your skills.
What about children?
It is a fascinating and rewarding experience for a child who is prepared for an outdoor challenge and who can easily adjust to the company of adults and the discipline that water and river safety requires. The minimum age on the raft is 5, but they will walk around the larger rapids, and need to be 10+ to run the larger rapids (water level dependant).
What do I do with my camera when rafting?
If you have a waterproof camera you are fine. If you have a go pro or similar device you are fine (bring the mounts) If you have an exceptionally valuable camera, please leave it at home. Alternatively and the best option you can buy a CD with approx. 200 photos from our local photographer who paddles down in front of the raft taking photos in all the best spots. A CD cost 2000/-
When is the best time to go rafting?
Rafting trips are run all year round.
Does weather affect our rafting trip?
Whitewater rafting trips go rain or shine! And with complimentary splash jackets, a rainy day on the river is just as fun and just as wet as a sunny day!
Is rafting dangerous?
Rafting is thrilling, exciting, wet, wild and unbelievably fun. However, as with all adventure sports there is inherent risk involved. That risk contributes to the excitement and is one of the reasons people enjoy rafting so much. Our guides are trained to manage and minimise risk, and statistically, you are safer in a raft than in your car. One government report noted that the injury rate for whitewater rafting is similar to that for bowling! The most common injury on a rafting trip is sunburn! Most other injuries occur on land, especially getting in and out of the raft.
Will I fall out of the raft? What should I do if I do?
Believe it or not, many people love falling out of the raft. It’s exciting, but it can be disorienting and a little overwhelming at first. Many people have taken multiple trips and never fallen in. Some people swim on their first trip. It is all a part of rafting. Before you go on any trip, you’ll be given extensive instructions on what to do if you fall in, and how to stay safe. Follow your guide’s instructions, and your ‘swim’ could be the most exciting part of your trip and a great story to tell your friends!
How can I pay and when are deposit and final payments due?
Please check our terms and conditions
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, bank transfer, credit cards and Mpesa.