The Kenyan love of sport means that there is plenty for the visiting sport enthusiast to see and do. This is the ideal destination for a sporting traveler
Away from the big game of our Parks and Reserves, there are plenty of other Big Games to see. From Rugby Sevens to the world’s most grueling off road Rally, there is a wide range of spectator sports throughout the year.
There are also new and unusual sporting spectacles born of our exotic cultural heritage. Why not take a front row seat at the annual Donkey races in Lamu or the traditional Bullfights in Kakamega?
If you don’t want to just sit back and spectate, Kenya can certainly keep you busy. We take sport seriously and have world class sporting facilities to prove it. Golfers will be delighted to discover some of the finest golf courses in Africa.
Tee off in our pure highland air with views of both Mt Kenya and Mt Kilimanjaro in the Distance, and discover what a real Game safari is all about.
Running In Kenya
Kenya’s secret to long distance running
Kenyan athletes, the likes of the legendary Kipchoge Keino and Henry Rono, decades ago set the bar high and established the country’s prowess as an athletics powerhouse. Ever since, Kenya has become a gold mine for world beating champion athletes and runners. In an age when Kenyan long distance running stars have turned the international circuit into a national fiefdom, it is no longer difficult to find Kenya on the world map. This fertile ground for the development of world beating athletes has created an international phenomenon, as many runners across the world seek to come and discover the source of Kenya’s athletic prowess.
High Altitude Training Camps
Kenyan athletes, the likes of the legendary Kipchoge Keino and Henry Rono, decades ago set the bar high and established the country’s prowess as an athletics powerhouse. Ever since, Kenya has become a gold mine for world beating champion athletes and runners.
Running in the wild
Lewa Downs, a private ranch and rhino conservation area, hosts an annual marathon through the property. This race is run over a bush course that winds its way across open plains, through forest and hills.
Run wild at the Safaricom Marathon at Lewa
The marathon gives participants an opportunity to experience the Kenyan wild in a most unique way. What makes this marathon unique is that it is run within the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy a protected game reserve located at an altitude of 5,500 feet above sea level.
Rugged, fun and breathtaking it is an enticing experience which has continued to inspire long distance runners and athletic fans alike. Regarded as one of the extraordinary endurance marathons in the world, runners of all abilities take part at Lewa; from walkers, to fun runners, amateurs, to world renowned professionals.
Other sports In Kenya
Kitesurfing in Kenya
Perfect wind conditions, beautiful tropical beaches and ready access to Kenya’s world famous game parks make this the most exciting new destination for ocean borne adventure…
Cricket in the Wild
Kenya has a thriving cricket culture and the game is becoming increasingly popular throughout the country. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy hosts an annual event that brings together teams for a three day cricket tournament out in the wild.
The Rhino Charge is a 4WD rally through Kenya’s wilderness. The race involves 4WD vehicles following acourse through extremely rough terrain to reach a series ofpre-arranged points in the fastest possible time.