• Rafting on white water on the Nile in Jinja Uganda

Wild on the Nile

Experience the white waters of the river Nile with an action packed weekend, just downstream from the ‘Source of the Nile’. Also known as East Africa’s adrenaline capital, explore the river by tackling white-water rapids with a full day of rafting and kayaking, with experienced instructors. Of course we have also found time for you to unwind in your kayak with a beer and visit the source of the Nile at sunset. With it’s close proximity to Kampala, it’s the perfect weekend break.

Itinerary

Day One

Kayak The Nile & Source of the Nile

Transfer from Kampala to Jinja. Estimated journey time: 1 hr

Experience the rush of tackling some of the mighty Nile’s white water rapids with a day on the river in a tandem kayak with a professional river guide. Begin your day with a detailed safety briefing, before launching onto the water for a last bit of practical instruction as you float down the river. You will sit in the fore end of the kayak and be accompanied by an experienced instructor from Kayak The Nile who will be guiding you on when to paddle and where to paddle, as you move through the waters. You will be tackling some of the biggest rapids along the river and some of the best moving water in the world. If you happen to flip over your guide will flip you back. Between each of the sets of rapids you will float down a calm stretch of the river giving you time to catch your breath and enjoy the more tranquil sections of the river. At the end of the rafting day you will pull over at a riverside restaurant for a delicious BBQ buffet, with cold beers and/or soda waiting for you!

Estimated excursion time: 6 hrs

Venture back on to the world’s most famed river, away from the engines and the crowds. Abraham, from Kayak The Nile will lead you and your group to the river’s source, guiding you and imparting his wisdom relating to the history of the discovery of the river. As you cruise on the river you will be able to spot a variety of bird species that live along the river banks including the fish eagles, pied kingfishers, malachite kingfishers, great blue turacos and green backed herons. On reaching the source of the Nile which is marked by a small island, you will be able to hear the rustle of giant monitor lizards living on the rocks, before you float back downstream to disembark from your kayak. You will be carrying some special supplies on board so that you can relax with a drink in your hand throughout. That is of course once you’ve stopped paddling!

Estimated excursion time: 2 hrs

Day Two

Rafting on The Nile

Get wet! Get wild! Get rafting! Begin your day with a detailed rafting safety briefing, before launching onto the water for a last bit of practical instruction as you float down the river. Then your adventure kicks off with a bang, as you manoeuvre through the rocks and negotiate the 12ft drop in the river. As the river meanders through stunning scenery, you’ll guide the rafts through some of the biggest and safest white water rafting in the world. Eight major rapids are rafted plus several lower graded runs; all selected to maximize your safety and fun. You will stop before all big rapids for an explanation of the planned route through. So if at anytime you feel you would prefer to join the safety boat or where possible, walk around then rejoin the raft, this is absolutely fine. Calm stretches of water separate the rapids – perfect for getting your breath back, taking a swim and enjoying the views. At the end of the rafting day you will pull over at a riverside restaurant for a delicious BBQ buffet lunch, with cold beers and sodas.

Estimated excursion time: 5 rs

Transfer from Jinja to Kampala. Estimated journey time: 2 hrs