Faculty members visit Sagana for thrill and adventure
By Sarah Ambiyo
Recently, the Faculty Welfare members explored Sagana in Murang’a County. The group was composed of faculty members who contribute monthly for their activities with the main aim of bonding. Members have toured various places in Kenya over time, including Mt. Kenya region, Baringo/Bogoria, Tsavo, Maasai Mara, and Dubai among others. The activities are organized by the welfare committee, in consultation with the contributing members. This time it was an adventure in the thrilling region of Sagana, where they were hosted at the Sagana Getaway Resort.
Faculty enjoyed team building activities and the various facilities at the resort. All gloves were off as members indulged in their favourite activities like swimming, hiking, playing their favourite childhood games or just lazing about after a sumptuous lunch. The night was spent dancing to their favourite ‘oldies’ before retiring to their rooms.
The highlight of the weekend was the Sunday drive to Sagana Rapids Camp on the Sagana River. The real ecstasy was in rafting across the river which was very exciting. Crossing in the raft was the easy part but the return trip would later prove a Herculean- even life threatening fete at some point - as the savage current proved too tough to row against. The wind blew the rafts towards the waterfall causing some real hair-raising moments.
Apart from rafting in one of the best wild-water rafting places on earth, the faculty members had more exciting moments on the zip line. The best part of zip lining at the Rapids Camp is that the line ends up right in the middle of the Sagana River. That was indeed startling. It meant more and more electrifying moments on the raft and more and more effort to row against the current in this very disturbed waters. The only unfortunate bit is that the Rapids Camp zip line is unsafe for anyone above 90 kilograms and some of the members missed out on this rousing activity.
After a day well spent on the river, rafting, rock climbing, the members had lunch at Nokras Riverine before departing.
Sarah Ambiyo gets ready to zip line across the Sagana River
Say cheese! Faculty share a photo-op during their stay at the resort, organized by the Faculty Welfare Committee.
Faculty take on the current in the Sagana River, which was the highlight of the trip.