Canyoning is a relatively new outdoor adventure sport globally but has always been one of our all time favourite activities.
Canyoning is often, “associated with technical descents — those that require abseils (rappels) and ropework, technical climbing or down-climbing, technical jumps, and/or technical swims. Canyoning is frequently done in remote and rugged settings and often requires navigational, route-finding and other wilderness travel skills.
Canyons that are ideal for canyoning are often cut into the bedrock stone, forming narrow gorges with numerous drops, beautifully sculpted walls, and sometimes spectacular waterfalls. Most canyons are cut into limestone, sandstone, granite or basalt, though other rock types are found. Canyons can be very easy or extremely difficult, though emphasis in the sport is usually on aesthetics and fun rather than pure difficulty. A wide variety of canyoning routes are found throughout the world, and canyoning is enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels” (Wikipedia)
Ngare Ndare Forest where Rift Valley Adventures has its headquarters has one of the best canyon and climbing sites Kenya has to offer. We have spent many years exploring new trails and recently partnered with the UK Canyon Guides to further our skills and qualifications and of course had a lot of fun.
Our canyoning journey continues on…hope you enjoy the video just as much as we enjoyed making it!