Cricket Tours to Kenya
Cricket has been played in Kenya for over 100 years. The first recorded match was played in September 1896 in Mombasa. From its early colonial roots, Kenya embraced the game to such an extent that the national team has played in every ICC World Cup since 1996 and achieved the remarkable feat of reaching the semi-final stage in 2003.
Your cricket tour to Kenya can take you to three cricket playing centres: Nairobi, Mombasa and Nakuru where cricket is played on excellent quality grass wickets. Nairobi’s leading cricket grounds include: Nairobi Gymkhana, Nairobi Jafferies, Nairobi Club, Parklands Sports Club, Aga Khan Sports Club, Ruaraka Sports Club, Simba Union, Premier Club, Ngara Sports Club, Shree Cutchi Lewa. Mombasa has Mombasa Sports Club and Coast Gymkhana and in Nakuru the Rift Valley Sports Club and Greensteds School.
After two weeks on tour, many cricket lessons will have been learnt, team spirit and many new friendships forged. The beauty of Kenya is it will not just be cricket but glimpses of tribal culture, natural wonders of the world, warm seas, white sands and the deep roar of a lion splitting the African night asunder will all be part of your experience.
Where to stay in Kenya?
- Nairobi Club
- Parklands Sports Club
- Nairobi Gymkhana
- Rift Valley Sports Club, Nakuru
- Voyager Beach Resort, Mombasa
- Fig Tree Camp and Matira Camp, Masai Mara
What to do on a cricket tour to Kenya?
The incredible diversity of landscapes, cultures, wildlife and activities mean endless opportunities for visitors to Kenya. On a Cricket tour to Kenya, you can experience and see completely different things. In a single trip to Kenya, you can visit tropical forests, beautiful beaches, and deserts, climb mountains and explore the wild. In Kenya, it is possible to plan a safari that blends adventure and relaxation, luxury and natural simplicity, social experiences and solitude.
- Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage
- Giraffe Centre
- Nairobi National Museum
- East Africa Character Development trust projects
- Anno’s Africa and One Fine Day Arts projects
- Heritage city tours
- Tea/cheese/wine tours – can be cycle tours
- Masai Markets
Musiara is one of 22 orphaned #elephants we are caring for at our Nursery in Nairobi. Every day, he needs 24 litres of milk, fresh hay & bedding & 24/7 keeper care. You can help provide it: https://t.co/Su04O012NE #WorldAnimalDay pic.twitter.com/aa7UCFPJ8V
— Sheldrick Wildlife (@DSWT) 3 October 2018
- Old Town
- Fort Jesus
- Bamburi Nature Trail
- Bombolulu workshops for the physically disabled
When to visit Kenya?
Kenya can be visited all year round however for a cricket tour we recommend avoiding mid-April to the end of May due to long rains.
“The Kenyan Coast offers a variety of sporting and recreational facilities, unparalleled beach and wildlife packages, and an immersion into the culture, history and custom of the diverse peoples of the coast. The word ‘Karibu’ simply means ‘Welcome’ but is laden with the warm hospitality of a culture which has been welcoming visitors to the Kenyan coast for centuries.”
David Waters, MBE (Chairman of Selectors – Kenya Cricket and Founder of East Africa Development Charity)
“Kenya is the ultimate touring destination for any group that wants to not just test their sporting prowess but doing so whilst also witnessing unparalleled geographical beauty, immense cultural and social diversity and incomparable learning opportunities everywhere you look and turn; Kenya is simply the best classroom in the world.”
Patrick Foster, MSG Tours.
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