Whitewater Rafting on the Nile
Uganda is known for variable adventure experiences, but a few experiences will get your adrenaline thrusting, like the whitewater rafting on River Nile. The Nile is the longest river in the world starting from Lake Victoria in Jinja all the way to the Mediterranean Sea at Port Elizabeth, it takes waters 90 days to travel this course. The upper course of the river in Jinja is defined by uncountable grade 5, grade 4, grade 3 rapids which give a high class worldwide rafting experience that you will never find anywhere else!
No adventure trip to Uganda ends without rafting on the white waters of the Nile, this is regarded as the best adventures experience within a day.
The Whitewater Rafting Experience
Grade 5 whitewater rafting experience takes you through about 8 major rapid on a journey of about 19 Kilometres. once your driver has brought you the “put-in” point your raft will be let down into the Nile at the flat waters section. Together with the crew including; experienced professional guide, safety kayaker and professional photographer and videographer, you will get aboard and enter the waters.
The experience starts with an extensive safety briefing. You will learn how to appropriately use the safety gear and whitewater rafting equipment while floating on the flat waters. This will take you through a few kilometres downstream before getting to the easy section of the grade one and two rapids train you on how the feeling will be like before you meet the major rapids.
En route, some rapids may flip the boat, but do not worry, be a Valiant you are in safe hands, while some rapids may not—the whitewater rafting course is full of rapids, flat sections and waves that give an unforgettable experience.
At the end of the rafting, it will be time to take refreshments and bites as you enjoy the view of the river course, of course with lots of memories of the adventure experience on the white waters of the Nile.
Is it Safe to Raft on the Nile?
Every adventure involves some level of risk, that is what makes it an adventure anyway. However, whitewater rafting on the Nile is done with high adherence to world-class safety standards.
Operators of the rafts have been tested for many years with good experience, employ professionals, use highly trained guides, and reasonable maintenance of the rafting equipment, all leading to an excellent record of safety on the Nile.
The Jinja stretch of the Nile neither has crocodiles nor Hippopotamus as they do not like the populated places; there have been no incidents of such animals for years.
We are committed to organising adventure experiences for our clients with a high level of safety, quality and value for money.
What to Park for your Whitewater Rafting adventure trip
Light clothing, shorts, and a t-shirt to wear on water; if you are a type that sunburns easily long sleeves should be considered.
Sun cream; did you know that on a whitewater rafting adventure on the Nile you will be out in the sun for about 4 – 6 hours? sunburn is the most common injury on this adventure experience lol!
Take a towel and changing clothes at the end of the trip, a hoody, and a jacket.
Personal medication depends on your underlying medical conditions. (please notify us in advance in case of any medical conditions)
Drinking water, a bottle of drinking water is always available in our vehicles, please remember to take some with you, you will need it. The whitewater rafting company may also provide some.
A sense of humour and water confidence! It helps make the day a whole load more fun!
the Whitewater rafting adventure on the Nile in Jinja is a great addition to gorilla trekking safari and chimpanzee tracking in Kibale. If you have time, take Nile first thing as you enter the country, then head to the chimps in Kibale, view wildlife in Queen Elizabeth and end the trip with the epic gorilla adventure in Bwindi. The 14-day or 20-day Uganda safari would be ideal for such a holiday venture (see bellow).
Uganda Safaris Featuring Game Drives
Can be customized to suit your travel choice and style
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