Fishing is a particular passion of the hosts…. Let us fly you to the best fly-fishing spots in the Kenyan highlands. From the lawn at River Valley House we can offer unparalleled access using our helicopters to take you to fish the Mt Kenya Lakes; Lake Alice, Lake Michaelson in the morning, Fox Tarn and Lake Ellis in the afternoon if it’s clear. We have 300m of more simple fishing on the Burguret River without leaving the grounds – this is good for children too. We can of course also offer fishing trips by 4 wheel drive vehicle and by foot.
There is an arrangement with Ragati Lodge to land at the Ragati conservancy and fish the most exquisite river flowing off Mt Kenya. Here you can fish wet and dry fly for trout in a river only recently opened up after decades un-fished.
The Aberdares Mountain Range is to our west. Within 30minutes we can have you fishing for wild trout on the highland streams and tarns amid the moorland and buffalo. From there we can drop back down the east side of the Aberdares range to the Mathioya River as it flows through the tea plantations. Here you can fish on well-stocked and immaculately managed Kenya Fly Fishers' Club waters.
Sven Verwielis our professional fishing guide and can talk you through the options. We can arrange for you to head down to the coast for inshore and bluewater fly and spin fishing if you wish to add this in to your itinerary. He can also put you in touch with fishermen for more conventional deep sea fishing.
Sven grew up in Kenya and learned to fish in his childhood. He spent his early years learning the art of fishing on holidays to Kenya's beautiful coast, and spent weekends on bass dams on the coffee estates just outside of Nairobi. He learned how to fly fish while studying aquaculture and fisheries science in Scotland, from where he spent many years travelling the world in search of fish on fly. He has spent the last 7 years as a fly guide, hosting trips for other fly fishing outfitters, while co-founding his own fishing travel company in East Africa.
Sven knows many of Kenya's best kept fishing destinations and continues to guide people with passion and enthusiasm for the sport and the the conservation of East Africa's water bodies.
His rates are USD 350 per day exclusive of costs like transport, accommodation, park fees, fishing gear, etc.