White-water Rafting on the Mighty Nile River Adventure trip

White-water Rafting on the Nile River

The source of the Nile is one of the most spectacular white-water rafting destinations in the world and rafting trips on the Nile is a highlight of a travel to Uganda. In Jinja you can expect long, rollicking strings of Grade IV and V rapids, with plenty of trills and spills. Despite of the intensity of some of the rapids, most people who venture into rafting trips in Jinja are first-time rafters; it is a perfect opportunity to get out of your comfort and try something adventurous. All rafting trips are accompanied with a fleet of rescue kayaks and a safety boat you can retreat to if you find things to hairy for your liking.

Besides the standard bid water runs, there are less extreme options for those who don’t want to be flung into the raging water. Family float trips are offered, which bypass the big waves and are guaranteed to garner squeals of delight from young kids.

Contact Jinja Tours for more information and booking adventure trips to Jinja at info@jinjatours.com or call or travel expert on +256701367970

 

 

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Amazing Uganda Rafting Safari on the Nile River

cropped-raft-the-nile.jpgAmazing Uganda Rafting Safari on the Nile River

White water rafting is one of the most amazing water fun in Uganda. Uganda being the only country with the source of the longest river in the world about 6700kms length. It isn’t just about white water, there is so much more. In addition to rafting you can kayak the Nile, The source of the Nile is about 70kms away from Kampala city center and this takes you about 2 hrs to get to Jinja town.

There are 3 recommendable white water rafting companies that you can be associated with. The Adrift, The river Nile explorers and the Nalubale rafting. These companies offer full day and half day rafting experiences. You will raft the grade 5 and more other rapids till the end and should you need a half day, it is absolutely possible. This water fun activity requires you book in advance by emailing them or call them to have you included on the list.

However, you are recommended to pay on arrival the day before the rafting experience. Jinja Tours can as well book this for you on request. So much fun awaits you at this longest river including grade 3 full day rafting, water floats and grade 3 two day rafting. This activity begins at about 10am and ends at 5pm a distance of about 30kms. Depending on the number of rafters, you will share a boat and if you are a group of friends you can ask to have your own boat.

As always there is a safety boat to hold on to the medical first aid for rescues and so are the safety kayaks. Usually before you get to the rapids, the safety boat goes first on the rapids which never flips and half of the safety kayaks follow. Boat per boat goes past the rapids as the safety kayaks keep an eye on any of the boat that flips over for immediate rescue. After all boats are gone past the rapid, then the remaining half of the safety kayaks follow as well.

Because you don’t go with your camera equipment, to capture those moments, you don’t need to worry. There is always one of the kayaks who goes fast before you and when he gets a good spot to shoot, he does randomly to every boat and at the end they will sell you the shots and videos you like at a shared price.

An the end of the rafting, there is always barbecue and drinks to refresh as you warm up to head back to your accommodation. The rafting company takes care of the transport to and from the rafting sites and all the refreshments. There are numerous hotels in all categories to fit your budget in Jinja.

Contact us today to arrange your adventure safari in Uganda by sending us an email via info@jinjatours.com or call our travel experts on +256701367970.