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Your 1 day river Nile white water rafting adventure takes you to the source of river Nile – the world’s longest river found in Jinja. River Nile is 6650km long, it starts its journey from Lake Victoria in Jinja Uganda and flows through Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, the republic of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt, finally emptying its self in the grand Mediterranean sea. The beginning of the Nile at the Rippon falls, offers the ideal environment for a satiating grade 1 – grade 5 white water rafting experience. Depending on one’s experience and prowess, rafting can be done in; fast moving waters with riffles and small waves, or in straight-forward rapids with wide clear channels which are evident without scouting, or in rapids with moderate irregular waves which may be difficult to avoid and which can swamp an open canoe, or in intense, powerful but predictable rapids requiring precise boat handling in turbulent waters, or in extremely long, obstructed and violent rapids which expose a rafter to added risk. All through the experience, a safe boat is available for anyone desiring to retreat from the rafting excursion. The white water rafting adventure is the ideal excursion for the adrenaline lover and aggressive adventurer.
Entebbe International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Your 1 day river Nile white water rafting adventure tour package will include:
Your 1 day river Nile white water rafting adventure will begin at 7:30am when a guide picks you from your residence or a suitable location in Kampala. After briefing you on how your trip will go, you will embark on a drive to Jinja – the location of the Nile in Eastern Uganda. You will drive through the prized Mabira forest – the largest rainforest in central Uganda, a habitat to a variety of mammals and bird species.
When you reach the Nile, you will report to the briefing point, meet other rafters and have breakfast. The resident rafting guides brief you about your white water rafting adventure. The rafting starting point is on a flat pool just above the first major rapid. While the crew unload the rafts and slide them down the ramp into the Nile, you will have the opportunity to relish the splendid view of the river and its surroundings.
Once down at the water edge, you will receive a demonstrated safety briefing before launching into the Nile for final practical instructions prior to floating down the pool. As the river meanders through the rocks, the rafting guide will redirect the raft into the mighty and challenging grade 5 rapids. To give you a satiating river Nile white water rafting experience, you will raft through eight major rapids and a series of other lower graded runs.
Prior to encountering a different rapid, your guide stops to explain to you the planned route. Calm stretches of water are set between the rapids, offering you the opportunity to catch your breath amidst the exerting episodes. You will have lunch after the excursion in the late afternoon. After taking a bath and taking out some time to relax, you can decide to go quad biking or embark on a guided community walk. A trip to river Nile offers an inexhaustible list of adventures. As the sun sets, you will embark on a return drive to Kampala. This will mark the end of your river Nile white water rafting adventure.