KENYA PARAGLIDING XC TOUR (12 days)
Paragliding in Kenya has a long history, yet many flying sites wait to be discovered and new cross country lines wait to be drawn.
Kerio Valley, on the west bank of Rift Valley, is the most popular place with its out and return World Records. Here, you start soaring at sunrise then switch to thermalling and then come back in the evening soaring again. In midday, Kerio might become turbulent when the strong easterlies are compressed onto the 1000 m high slope.
For a smoother flying experience, consider heading to a rounded hill like Kijabe, nestled between Nairobi and Naivasha. There are wonderful convergences which allow you to cross Rift Valley via Mt Longonot volcano crater, up to Narok and the magical Masai Mara. Other classic cross country paragliding routes include circumnavigating Lake Naivasha or fly out and return to Nakuru.
Another interesting paragliding playground is Machakos area, where you can get lost in the labyrinth of high hills. Don’t worry about getting lost – there are roads and motorbike taxis everywhere. A good safari/paragliding combo is Chyulu hills – a beautiful range of grassy volcano hills with craters and the stunning view of mighty Kilimanjaro, just 50 km downwind.
The Cross-Country Paragliding Tour can be combined with Kenya Safari Game Drive. SkyNomad Kenya can organize a separate Safari Tours and Indian Ocean beach holidays for your family during your XC paragliding Tour.
*SkyNomad Kenya Paragliding Cross-Country Tours are quite adventurous. Due to the low paragliding activity in Kenya some flying sites can be lost, re-discovered; new one need to be explored. The tours are suitable for experienced cross-country pilots who can takeoff and land on tight places. Minimum 300 hours airtime from minimum 10 different flying sites and SIV course are highly recommended. Paragliding in Kenya requires a certain attitude to be sustainable and enjoyable for all – https://skynomad.club/paragliding-guide-for-exploring-africa/
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