First Aid: Medical Kit Provided Transport: Car,Bus Guide: Yes Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Super
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1 day white water rafting adventure on river Nile in Jinja with a Jinja city tour is a one full day rafting adventure trip. The Nile River is one of the seven natural wonders of Africa and the desire to find its source inspired several epic journeys of exploration undertaken by David Livingston, hennery Stanley, Richard Burton and john Speke.

An adventurous white water rafting trip downstream the Nile river and wondrous experience which is considered to be amongst the best in the world with some of the most prevailing and constant rapids on earth. The rapids are in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5. Rafting companies along the Nile have an excellent safety record and years of experience in Uganda. When you’re rafting, there are rescue kayaks around to help you.

On this adventurous trip, you have a bunch of optional activities to choose from if you want to ( at an extra cost) adrenaline bungee jumping, kayaking, river boarding, quad biking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and sport fish adventure in search for Nile perch. This adventure appears on many people’s list of things to do here.

DAY 1: Water rafting


Day 1

Water rafting

This adventure starts after an early morning breakfast at your home. Embark on an 80km journey to Jinja at 6:30am from Kampala to avoid the morning traffic jam, the journey will take 2-3 hours through the impressive landscapes of the city out skirts, towns and markets where you see people going on with their daily life before entering into the sugarcane plantations of Lugazi and the tropical rainforest of Mabira.
On your arrival, you will relax and later transfer to the starting point of white water rafting where you will be briefed and given rafting gears.
This one day trip covers roughly 19km of the Nile. You will start on the flat water just a couple of kilometers downstream of the Bujagali dam were you run through comprehensive safety training.
You start the adventure with jaws, pyramids and giggitty giggitty a great easy section of grade 2 whitewater to train you up and whet your appetite before the big stuff. By the time you will get to your first major rapid of the day (grade 5) you will be feeling like a professional. Whenever you reach the next rapids the guide arranges the votes of whether to go through the easy route or the hard way, if the majority wants the hard way, you will have no choice you will have to prepare yourself and go in for the adventure. There is a great little wave called Itanda hole it’s the best place to learn how to surf. Vengeance finishes up your day, a grade 4, two-tier rapid which can often offer a flip for those who dare to hit the biggest waves.
The main route has 9 rapids where the 4 are grade 5. The rapids becomes stronger and quicker as you go downstream, in between the rapids are calm waters and islands were you can relax, swim, take lunch or marvel at the beautiful scenery. Expect to encounter locals fishing and drying their clothes on the riverside.
You will enjoy a great meal overlooking the river. After the adventurous tour, you will embark on your way back to Kampala or Entebbe.

  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • White water rafting fees

    What to carry on this adventure

    • Shorts and a t-shirt to wear while rafting
    • Sun cream
    • A change of clothes including a hoody or jacket for the drive home
    • Hut and sunglasses
    • Insect repellant
  • Visas
  • Optional activities
  • General tips
  • Laundry services
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary

    Optional activities

    • Boat cruise on the Nile
    • Jet boating
    • Kayaking on the Nile River
    • Sport fishing
    • Quad biking
    • Mountain biking
    • Horseback safari
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