Rafting on the River Nile weekender

Rafting on the River Nile weekender

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Minimum age: minimum 14 y/o
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at 38, Kiira Rd, Jinja, Uganda
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Spend a weekend on the raging rapids of the White Nile!

No average adventure, this is a rafting experience with added edge! Learn how to tackle some of the world’s most challenging grade V rapids on this weekend river run down the impressive White Nile – stopping along the banks for a taste of local cuisine and Ugandan hospitality along the way!

Operating on a section of the River Nile between Jinja and Kampala, this activity travels from Bujagali Dam on an III-V 25km rapid run near Lake Victoria. Accommodation is situated on the Nile overlooking Bujagali just 6kms from Jinja, with a spectacular view of the Nile, brilliant sunsets and beautiful surroundings.

Meet your rafting guide in Jinja for this weekend whitewater rafting experience on the River Nile. A two-night three-day adventure that runs from Friday to Sunday, start with an evening of great food spent in the company of your river leaders – learning the safety training and techniques before you hit the water the next morning. The real adventure starts after breakfast with 5 hours of relentless paddling on some of the most exciting whitewater in the world! Organised according to age and ability, choose between the grade 4+ Chop Suey and grade 4 Retrospect – following a flatwater section to Bubgo and Itanda Falls! A quick lunch pit stop on the banks will be followed by 3 rapids in quick succession, Vengeance, Hair of the Dog and Kulu Shaker, all similar grade 3/4 wave trains - all incredibly fun! The last rapid of the day - Nile Special - is a series of 3 incredible waves all named after beer, Nile Special, Bell's hole and Club wave! After the last set of rapids, you will return to the camp for a big BBQ and probably the best nights sleep you've ever had – check out on Sunday afternoon for your return shuttle to Kampala.

There are 8 dormitories, each with 3 double bunks in each (sleeps 6 per dorm) including bedding, mozi coils, veranda overlooking the pool and bar area. Full catering and refreshments are included.

The White Nile River run is a physically demanding and challenging experience for adventurous first-timers. Water level dependent there are 3 line choices here all depending on how brave you are feeling! Age restrictions apply.
Class III: Rapids with moderate, irregular waves, strong eddies and powerful currents
Class V: Extremely long, obstructed, or very violent rapids which expose a paddler to added risk. Drops may contain large, unavoidable waves and holes or steep, congested chutes with complex, demanding routes.

Activity requirements

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Special terms

Accommodation transfers to be organised prior to arrival:

Scheduled Kampala pick-ups 5pm Friday afternoon from Oasis Mall

Transport back to Kampala departs fro the Nile River Camp / Nile Porch at 2pm on Sunday afternoon.

  • Accommodation Transfer*
  • River Guide & Equipment
  • FREE Session Photos
  • 2 Nights Shared Accommodation
  • Full Catering
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
  • Suitable Footwear
  • Spare Change of Clothes
Meeting point
Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at 38, Kiira Rd, Jinja, Uganda Get directions


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