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White Water Rafting on River Nile Day Trip

From Kampala, Uganda

(White Water Rafting On River Nile in Jinja Day Trip From Kampala is a full day tour to Jinja approximately one hour’s drive from Kampala. White Water Rafting is mainly done on the River Nile in Jinja. The fairly constant water temperatures are between 20º centigrade - 30º centigrade and the constant gravity flow of the river makes white water rafting possible all year round.)


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White Water Rafting in Jinja on River Nile Day Trip

White Water Rafting in Jinja on River Nile Day Trip View Discounted Prices - Book Now!

White Water Rafting in Jinja on River Nile Day Trip in Uganda is centered around Jinja on the shores of Lake Victoria. A bustling agricultural and industrial town, Jinja is Uganda’s second largest town roughly 90,000 people after Kampala, Uganda's capital and a major marketing centre for the country’s southern region.


The town offers a variety of recreational facilities for tourists and residents alike but is also renowned as the “Source of the Nile”, the world’s longest river. It is from here that the Nile begins its majestic journey to the Mediterranean, 6700 kilometers away.


But don’t worry, we will not be rafting that far…only the first 20 to 30 kilometers or so. Jinja is approximately one hour’s drive from Kampala making it an easy reach for our White Water Rafting day trip. There is a variety of accommodation available in and around the town, ranging from basic camping to mid-priced hostels.


Get wet! Get wild! Get rafting! You have no idea how much fun you are about to have! Considered one of the wildest one day white water rafting trips in the world, no safari to Uganda would be complete without truly experiencing the Nile from its source.


You too can conquer this wild and untamed river with the pioneers of rafting on the Nile.




White Water Rafting on River Nile Day Trip Prices

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Rate Per Person


Rate Per Person

1st Jan 2014
31st Dec 2014
150 US Dollars
150 US Dollars



* Grade 3 – 5

* Trip Duration 25 km (4 - 5 hours on the river)
* Departures everyday (Except Xmas and New Years Day)

* Minimum Age 16 years Under 18’s – guardian conditions apply

* Jinja Departure Points (Explorers River Camp 08:30 and Explorers Backpackers 09:00)
* Kampala Departure Points Kampala: Backpackers 06:30 Hours | Nakumatt Oasis Mall 07:00 Hours | Red Chilli Hideaway 07:30 Hours (Bookings essential through info@africanspicesafaris.com!)
Experience No rafting or swimming experience necessary, however clients should be water confident and reasonably fit




White Water Rafting on River Nile Day Trip Prices Include:

* All the latest equipment
* Drinking water on the river

* FREE Kampala – Jinja shuttle

* Light midday snacks on the river

* Safety raft and kayakers with every trip

* Extensive safety briefing & practice drills
* Professional videographer & photographer

* Packed breakfast at Explorers Backpackers

* Africa’s most experienced & qualified river crew
* Cold buffet with beers & sodas at the end of the day

White Water Rafting on River Nile Day Trip Prices Excludes:
* Tips and gratuities
Personal expenses

* Optional activity costs
Not included: insurance, visa, items of a personal nature




What you will need for the White Water Rafting on River Nile Day Trip
* Any medication you require

* Lots of suntan lotion & a cap
* Money for any optional extras

* Light clothing, shorts & t-shirt are ideal
Towel & a change of clothes for the end of the day

What you will not need for the White Water Rafting on River Nile Day Trip
* Shoes on the raft

* Any other valuables
Watches & jewellery

* We do not advise bringing cameras
Eye glasses unless absolutely necessary




White Water Rafting on River Nile Day Trip Itinerary

Whether staying in Jinja or Kampala, we will provide free transport to our rafting meet point, Explorers Backpackers. Please ensure that we are aware of your pick-up point by the night before. Bookings essential through info@africanspicesafaris.com!


On arrival at Explorers Backpackers, you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow rafters and guides while enjoying a tea or coffee. After a quick briefing, you will fitted out with life jackets and helmets provided by Nile River Explorers before heading off 15 kilometers down river to the start point of the days rafting.


En-route you will have time to enjoy a breakfast of “Rolex”, fruit salad and juice. “Rolex” (rolled eggs) is Uganda’s famous equivalent of a breakfast burrito, a tasty Spanish omelette wrapped in a chapatti.


Rafting is a physical activity so make sure you eat up big. Snacks of fruit, nuts and biscuits are provided on the river to help keep your energy levels up throughout the day, but we don’t like to weigh you down with a big lunch just before the next major rapid.

Our rafting start point is on a flat pool just above our first major rapid, Overtime. While our crew unload the rafts and slide them down the ramp into the river you will have time to admire the spectacular view as well as use the toilets and changing room provided on site.


Once down at the river’s edge, you will receive a detailed safety briefing, before launching into the river for a last bit of practical instruction as we float down the pool. Overtime kicks off with a bang, as we maneuver through the rocks and negotiate the 12 feet drop.


As the river meanders through beautiful scenery, we guide the rafts into the mighty challenges of some of the biggest and safest grade 5 white water rafting in the world. Eight major rapids are rafted plus several lower graded runs; all selected to maximize your safety and fun.


We stop before all grade 4 and 5 rapids to explain to you the planned route through, so if at anytime 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.

At the end of the rafting day we pull over at our new Riverside Restaurant, just downstream of the Hairy Lemon Island, for a delicious Barbeque buffet lunch and cold beers and sodas. Once you have eaten your fill and sated your thirst with a couple of cold ones, you will be transported you to your next destination, by FREE shuttle bus to Kampala, or back to Jinja.




Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe?
Yes. We have an outstanding worldwide reputation for safety and excellence that dates back over 28-years. We aim to keep it this way.


Who can go rafting?
We have a large variety and selection of trips suitable for ages 2 – 72 years. There is an adventure for everyone.


When can we raft?
One can every day, year-round


What should we wear?
Remember that you will probably be in the sun most of the day. Bring a T-shirt, swim suit, board shorts and waterproof sunscreen for wear on the river (you will not need shoes or sandals).


The water temperature is 27°C (49°F) all year round! For the end of the day, pack a towel, change of clothes and warm top.


Things you should leave at home…
Valuables, jewellery, cameras and anything you don’t want to lose!


What about photographs and a video?
Our professional photographer takes a series of magnificent still images of each whitewater rafting trip. You can purchase this unique momento of your experience at the end of the tour.



Booking & Reservations for White Water Rafting in Jinja on River Nile Day Trip - Uganda

African Spice Safaris

Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871

Mobile : 0721242711

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com





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