White Water Rafting River Nile Uganda is ideal for those with a day to spare when visiting Kampala – Uganda.

The source of the Nile in Jinja is one of the most spectacular white water rafting destinations in the world and for many tourists to Uganda, a rafting trip is one of the highlights of their visit. Here you can expect long, rollicking strings of Grade IV and V rapids, with plenty of thrills and spills. Despite the intensity of some rapids, most people who venture here are first-time rafters; it’s the perfect opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and try something uniquely different.

There are quite a number of rafting companies in Uganda but most reputable ones include Nile River Explorers, Adrift Uganda, Nalubale Rafting, all exhibit high levels of professionalism and pricing, with an exceptional emphasis on safety (all rafting journeys are escorted by a safety boat and a fleet of rescue kayaks).

These companies will also pick you from your hotel in Kampala and shuttle you to Jinja; the adventure capital for free and returning you in the evening if you want to just make it a day trip. If you opt to stick in Jinja, they’ll offer you a night accommodation in a dormitory. All companies offer pick-ups from hotels in Jinja.

Apart from the standard or crazy big water runs, there’s also an option of less-extreme for those who don’t want to be flung into the raging water or extreme rapids. Family float excursions are offered, which bypass the big waves and are guaranteed to garner squeals of delight from young kids.

These companies take on all the Big Four – huge Grade V rapids, excluding Itanda (The grade VI) – if there are some of the crew members who would wish to go through it (Itanda) then there is always a safety boat on hand if there those who will decide that the rapids are just too big for them. They companies also include a host of incentives to lure you over, including meals and beers that day.

White Water Rafting River Nile Uganda is ideal for those with a day to spare when visiting Kampala – Uganda.

A typical itinerary for a one day White Water Rafting River Nile Uganda is a pick up from Kampala very early in the morning after your breakfast, ready for a drive to the adventure capital Jinja. Jinja lies in the south east of Uganda, 54 miles (87 km) north east of the capital, Kampala. It is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, near to the source of the White Nile River.

White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting River Nile Uganda

Once you arrive in Jinja there will be a rafting briefing from the company that organizes the rafting, here you can either choose to raft in the paddle-powered boats for one of the wildest raft rides on the planet, or opt to be rowed downstream by the professional guides in the safety raft. For the full day White Water Rafting River Nile Uganda, after a buffet lunch you will hit a series of more wild rapids and wind the evening with BBQ snacks after rafting. Return to Kampala in the evening for overnight and dinner at your hotel.

The White Water Rafting trip includes:

  • Safety rafts and kayakers.
  • Photographer and Video-kayaker.
  • High-flotation life jackets.
  • Helmets.
  • Spray jackets and custom-made rafting equipment.
    “Famous” lunch on our private mid-river island.
  • Complimentary beer/sodas after the trip.
  • Vehicle shuttle from Kampala to Jinja.
  • BBQ snack after the trip.

Excludes: Any other activities not mentioned in the program.

Other excursions while in Jinja include;, a visit to the Source of the River Nile and discover John Speke Monument having believed to have discovered the source of the Nile, this can be done combined with a sunset cruise on the Nile before you return to Kampala.

Visit Jinja where the River Nile starts its journey to the Mediterranean with us and take part on a number of tourist activities in this adventure city of Uganda. Contact us today to book your safari.