1 DAY WHITE WATER RAFTING ON RIVER NILE JINJA TOUR UGANDA TRIP, ONE DAY JINJA RAFTING SAFARI TOUR.

1 Day White Water Rafting On River Nile Jinja Tour Uganda Trip – TRIP OVERVIEW

1 day white water rafting on river Nile Jinja tour Uganda trip is a one day Jinja rafting safari Uganda tour on River Nile and a Jinja town/city tour. It is a one full day rafting adventure trip in Jinja at the source of the Nile, one of the most iconic places in Africa – the point at the Nile River exits Lake Victoria to commence its long journey north to the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile River is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and the desire to find its source inspired several epic journeys of exploration undertaken by David Livingston, Henry Stanley, Richard Burton, and John Speke.

1 Day White Water Rafting On River Nile Jinja Tour Uganda Trip

And it was the latter, John Speke (the British Explorer) on a pioneering 1862-3 expedition around Lake Victoria who recognized the small waterfall (the Ripon falls) flowing northward out of the lake to be the geographic Holy Grail that had lured the obsessed and hopelessly misdirected, David Livingstone to feverish death near Lake Bangweulu in present-day Zambia less than a decade earlier. The waterfall described by Speke today lies submerged beneath the Nalubaale Power Station a major source of hydroelectric power in Uganda.

However, still, an adventurous whitewater rafting trip downstream the Nile River remains a moving and wondrous experience, which is considered to be amongst the best in the world, with some of the most prevailing and constant rapids on earth. There are several grade 2, 3, 4, and 5 rapids to navigate. Rafting companies along the Nile have an excellent safety record and years of experience in Uganda. When you are rafting, there are even rescue kayaks all around with people to help you should you take a dip into the Nile.

On this fantastic 1-day whitewater rafting on river Nile Jinja trip, you also have a bunch of optional activities to choose from (at extra cost) if you want. Maybe you can enjoy the adrenaline bungee jumping into the historic Nile River, tandem kayaking, Riverboarding, Quad biking, and mountain biking, horseback safaris, or a sport fishing adventure in search of the Nile Perch, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish. Alternatively, take a relaxing boat cruise to the very point where John Speke stood as the first European to discover the source of the Nile. This 1 day white water rafting on the river Nile Jinja tour Uganda trip starts and ends in Kampala or Entebbe.

Please contact us and enjoy a wonderful 1 day  Jinja rafting safari in Uganda adventure along the world’s longest river at an affordable price.

1 Day White Water Rafting On River Nile Jinja Tour – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITY

Whitewater rafting along the Nile River

1 Day White Water Rafting On River Nile Jinja Tour – FEATURED SAFAFARI DESTINATION

Jinja –Source of the Nile River

 

1 DAY WHITE WATER RAFTING ON RIVER NILE JINJA TOUR UGANDA TRIP

1 Day White Water Rafting On River Nile Jinja Tour Uganda Trip – TRIP OVERVIEW

1 Day White Water Rafting On River Nile Jinja Tour Uganda Trip

1 Day White Water Rafting On River Nile Jinja Tour Uganda Trip

1 Day White Water Rafting On River Nile Jinja Tour Uganda Trip is high on many people’s list of things to do here. With some lots of good rapids and a stunning river with high levels, it’s superlative. There are some very exhilarating sections with space between to lay back and float along taking in the landscape and enjoying nature, particularly the many species of birds to be found here. There are four rafting companies offering day trips and two-day trips covering (45km) with overnight camping. Adrift Adventure Company and Nile River Explorers have been in service since 1996, Equator Rafts started in 2002, and Nalubale Rafting begun operating in 2005. Each company offers clients the choice of taking the safety boat and they also offer family float trips for children less than 14 years old so they can also enjoy time on the water from the Owens Falls Dam down to Bujagali.

Top-quality safety equipment and highly qualified and experienced guides run the largest rapids possible. Total rafting is for 25 km of the river including some of the best rapids in the world. You don’t have to do all the side runs, except if you want to. The river is graded 4+ to 5 and provides one of the finest day rafting trips on Globe! Massive standing waves leap from the clear blue skies and rock walls tremble from the power of the booming rapids. Be among the first to be familiar with the incredible adventure and excitement of the Nile water rafting from this point of Bujagali falls. Carry a swimsuit, a pair of sandals and shorts to wear on the river. You will get wet, so bring a change of outfit. Amenities exist for cameras to be protected while on the river. Don’t forget sunglasses, sunscreen, and a grin.

The White Nile has up to 7 times the volume of the Zambezi. The raft bursts through the vast walls of the White Nile and drifts through warm pools in the equatorial sunshine.

Do clients require experience? Clients do not need any earlier rafting experience. The guides train the clients on all parts of safety and organize them for a memorable experience.

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General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

1 Day White Water Rafting On River Nile Jinja Tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drive from Kampala/Entebbe to Jinja
  • Rafting at the Source of the Nile River
  • Drive back to Kampala or Entebbe

1 Day White Water Rafting On River Nile Jinja Tour – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

This 1-day Jinja white water rafting safari on River Nile in Uganda tour starts after an early breakfast preferably at 6.30 am from Kampala to avoid the traffic jam. Jinja is approximately 80km from Kampala and the drive takes about 2- 3 hours. Drive through the impressive landscapes of the city outskirts, towns, and markets where you see people going on with their daily life before entering into the sugarcane plantations of Lugazi and the tropical rain forest of Mabira.

On arrival, you will relax a little and later transfer to the starting point of whitewater rafting where you are given a briefing and the rafting gears. There are four rafting companies offering half and full-day rafting. Adrift Adventure Company and Nile River Explorers have been in service since 1996, Equator Rafts started in 2002, and Nalubaale Rafting begun operating in 2005.

Each company offers clients the choice of taking the safety boat and they also offer family float trips for children less than 14 years old so they can also enjoy time on the water from the Nalubaale Power Station down to Bujagali.

This 1-day trip covers roughly 19km of the Nile. You start on the flat water just a couple of kilometers downstream of the Bujagali Dam where you run through comprehensive safety training.

You start the day with Jaws, Pyramid, and Giggitty Giggitty, a great easy section of grade 2 whitewater to train you up and whet your appetite before the big stuff. By the time you will get to your first major rapid of the day – Overtime (grade 5) you’ll feeling like a professional!

Immediately after Overtime comes the choice between the grade 4+ Chop Suey and grade 4 Retrospect, (water level dependent). Then comes some flat water and a chance to relax before Bubugo (Grade 3/4) which though small to the eye often flips rafts over!

After Bubugo you have some light refreshments during a short flat before the incredible Itanda Falls! Itanda is a mandatory portage, being much too dangerous for us to commercially raft, we do however run the bottom third of the rapid known as the ‘Bad Place’. Water level dependent there are 3 line choices here all depending on how brave you are feeling!!

After Itanda there is a great little wave called ‘Itanda Hole’ it’s the best place to learn how to surf and the crew will introduce you to riverboarding here with some time to get the hang of it and feel like you’re flying through the water!! Vengeance finishes up your day, a grade 4, two-tier rapid which can often offer a flip for those who dare hit the biggest waves!

After loading your truck and a short 15min drive we stop at our Riverside base to enjoy a great meal and cold beers overlooking the river! All in all a great way to finish the day. From here we’ll have transport back to wherever you’re heading either Entebbe or Kampala.

The highlight of the day: – White-water rafting at the source of the legendary Nile River.

Meal Plan: Lunch

Drive distance & time: Approx. 80km or 2-3 hours

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe to Jinja
  • White water rafting
  • Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe

Optional activities you can do on this day:-

  • Boat cruise to the source of the Nile River
  • Sportfishing
  • Kayaking on the Nile River
  • Quad biking along the Nile River
  • Mountain biking along the Nile River
  • Horseback safari
  • Jinja city drive
  • Jet boating

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Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

1 Day White Water Rafting On River Nile Jinja Tour Uganda Safari SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Lunch
  • Bottled Drinking water
  • Services of an English speaking guide Driver
  • Transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle
  • Whitewater rafting fees

1 Day White Water Rafting On River Nile Jinja Tour Uganda Safari −SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

1 Day White Water Rafting On River Nile Jinja Tour Uganda Safari − WHAT TO CARRY/PACK?

  • Shorts and a t-shirt to wear on the water – if you sunburn easily consider long sleeves.
  • Suncream – you will be out in the sun for 4 – 5 hours – sunburn is the most common injury.
  • A change of clothes including a hoody or jacket for the drive home.
  • Any personal medication.
  • Hut & Sunglasses
  • Insect Repellent

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Visas For Uganda – Do You Need A Visa To Enter/Tour Uganda? Here Is The List Of Uganda Entry, Exit, And Visa Requirements

Passport:

Any world traveler interested in a Uganda safari or a Uganda tour is required to be in possession of a valid passport issued by the respective country of origin. Uganda immigration Authorities require that the passport copy should be 6 months valid and must have at least one page where the stamp can be put.

Regarding the citizens of the East African Community, it can be noted that they do not require passports to enter Uganda. They can travel under the admissible temporary document and use their national identification cards for identification.

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