Sports tours to Kenya offer so much, with high quality sport and outstanding scenery. It has the white sand and palm tree-fringed beaches of its Indian Ocean coastline, plus rainforest, desert and more than its share of iconic natural landmarks. Discover Lake Victoria, the source of the River Nile, see the Great Rift Valley, or the snow-capped Mount Kenya on the Equator. It is also home to the Masai Mara. Recognised as the world’s most famous game reserve, it annually witnesses the migration of over 1,000,000 wildebeest and half a million zebra. Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen from Nairobi on a clear day, so too Mount Kenya.
- Breathaking scenery
- High standard of opposition
- Opportunity to see many of the world’s most endangered species
- Unique culture and way of life
- Fantastic downtime activities including safaris, hikes and hot air balloon rides!
- Take part in charity work with local schools. We’re proud partners of the East Africa Character Development Trust. Find out more here
Most of our itineraries are based around the three main centres in Kenya where serious sport is played and the best facilities exist; Nairobi, Mombasa and Nakuru. Not everything is possible during the course of a single visit but most of the essential highlights can be covered – in particular the Masai Mara, The Great Rift Valley and the Kenyan Coast. Find out more about MCC’s Kenya and Tanzania tour with Sporta here. Tour options we offer in Kenya include:
Our sports tours are tailored to the needs of the schools and clubs we work, and vary according to the sport. Follow our example itinerary for a cricket tour to Kenya:
Day 1 – Arrive in the morning after an overnight flight and check in to Nairobi Club for the next three nights. Nairobi Club is a centrally located facility with all your accommodation, cricket and downtime needs on-site. Enjoy lunch before an afternoon training session. A welcome BBQ will take place in front of the pavilion in the evening.
Day 2 – Play Match 1 v Kenya Kongonis on the Nairobi Club pitch (40 overs).
Day 3 – Depart the club for Match 2 v Gymkhana XI at Nairobi Gymkhana’s International Ground (40 overs).
Day 4 – After an early breakfast check out and depart for a walk to the rim of Mount Longonot, a dormant volcano. The drive will take you out of Nairobi to the edge of the Great Rift Valley. As the road climbs to over 8000ft above sea level, you will take in the breathtaking views of the valley and Mount Longonot. Longonot is a perfectly formed volcano and stands over 9000ft above sea level. After the walk, head to Lake Nakuru National Park for an afternoon game drive before checking in at either Lake Nakuru Lodge or Lion Hill Lodge for the night. Lake Nakuru plays host to one of the natural wonders of the world. Over a million flamingo live on the lake for most of the year. It is one of the best parks in Kenya to find the elusive leopard and is home to lion, cheetah, giraffe, buffalo and other animals. It also famed for its prolific bird life.
Day 5 – Rise before dawn to watch the sunrise over the Rift Valley escarpment and enjoy a pre-breakfast game drive. After check out, you will take a short trip to Elsemere Conservation Centre on the edge of Lake Naivasha for lunch. A late afternoon departure from Naivahsa will get you back to Nairobi Club for a further one night stay.
Day 6 – Check out and depart the Club for Match 3 v an NPCA side at Nairobi Jafferies Sports Club (40 overs). After the match, depart for the train station to catch the sleeper train to Mombasa.
Day 7 – Arrive mid-morning at your luxury beachfront hotel – Baobab Lodge or Voyager Beach Resort – on the on the white sandy, palm tree-fringed Indian Ocean. This will be your base for the next three nights. The rest of the day is free for relaxation.
Day 8 – Enjoy the beach and local sights.
Day 9 – Depart the hotel for Match 4 v CCA at Coast Gymkhana.
Day 10 – Depart for Match 5 at the Mombasa Sports Club. This is Kenya’s oldest cricket ground and arguably the most attractive. It has an excellent grass wicket and has been used for several one-day international games.
Day 11 – Check out and catch an early internal flight back to Nairobi, after which you have a free day to relax. Options for excursions in Nairobi include its excellent golf courses or visits to Daphne Sheldrake’s Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe Manor, Karen Blixen’s Museum and various shopping centres.
Day 12 – Check out and depart for the Fig Tree Camp in the Masai Mara, arriving in time for lunch. You will be based here on the banks of the Talek River for the next two nights. Each tent can accommodate up to three people on full size single beds. They have a fully fitted and tiled bathroom with shower/WC, hot and cold running water and electricity. The veranda of each tent overlooks the river and, if you are, lucky, hippo, elephant, zebra, and more, can be seen on the opposite bank. After lunch on arrival day your first game drive will begin at around 4pm. The Masai Mara is one of the world’s most famous game reserves and you will have the chance to see lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard, hyena, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and a host of other plains game and birds in the Mara’s savannah.
Day 13 – Another early start today to watch the sunrise over the African plains! Enjoy breakfast and relax by the swimming pool. If you’re feeling really adventurous, enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the plains!
Day 14 – Depart on your final pre-breakfast game drive before returning to Nairobi. A snack lunch en-route will be taken in Narok. Dinner will be served at the world famous Carnivore Restaurant (vegetarian options also available).
Day 15 – Today is the final day of your tour. Play Match 6 at Nairobi Club v D.L. WATERS XI (40 overs). A farewell dinner at Nairobi Club and a prizegiving ceremony will be the final event of your tour, before departing for the airport.
A selection of clients that have toured East Africa