This is the ideal one day white water river trip for families with children as young as eight and those who want to experience white water rafting on the Nile without the intensity of grade 5 rapids.
Warm water, safe pools to swim, islands full of birds and fisherman in dugouts combine with fun and white water adventure to make this the perfect family and friends day out on the Nile.
The grade 3 rapids are fun without being overwhelming so there’s plenty of white water action, but also time to sit back, relax and enjoy your surrounds and have the occasional water fight.
Whether staying in Jinja town or at our Explorers River Camp (recommended!), we will provide free transport to our rafting base in Jinja town. Please ensure that we are aware of your pick-up point the day before.
On arrival at the rafting base, you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow rafters and guides while enjoying a tea or coffee with our delicious rafting breakfast. Rafting is a physical activity so make sure you eat up.
After an initial briefing, you will fitted out with life jackets and helmets before heading off down river to the start point. Once down at the river’s edge, you will receive a detailed safety briefing,
As the river meanders through beautiful scenery, we guide the rafts into the mighty challenges of some of the biggest and safest white water rafting in the world.
We stop before all the rapids to explain to you the planned route through so as to ensure maximum fun and safety. If at any time you feel you would prefer to join the safety boat or where possible, walk around and 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 scenery.
Midway through the trip, on one of the flat pools, we will serve biscuits and Uganda’s famous juicy pineapples. Once you have eaten your fill and sated your thirst, we head off for some more action.
Cold beer, soda’s and fresh sandwiches are a welcome reward as we pack up the gear for the drive back to Jinja.
For those of you staying at Explorers River Camp at Bujugali, there is no better way to finish the day than by enjoying the unequalled views of a sunset on the Nile.
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