Raft & Camp experience on the River Nile

Raft & Camp experience on the River Nile

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Minimum age: minimum 14 y/o
  • Duration: 2 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

Made for the brave – raft & camp on this whitewater journey down the White Nile.

An original combo tour that excels on both travel and tradition, immerse yourself in this experience down the White Nile – paddling from Lake Victoria down some of the most exciting rapids in the world - pitching your tents along the banks of this infamous waterway and counting stars in the wilderness. A two-day adventure you’ll never forget.

Location
Operating on a section of the River Nile between Jinja and Kampala, this activity travels from Bujagali Dam on a two-day 25km III-V rapid run near Lake Victoria. Rapids range in difficulty including Vengeance, Hair of the Dog and Kulu Shake. Camping is 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 two-day raft & camp experience on the River Nile. An hour transfer to the river embarkment area by Bujagali Dam, start with comprehensive safety training and technique breakdown before you hit the water with your in-boat guide. Day one starts with a series of rapids that include the world-famous Bubugo and Superhole, the afternoon is spent riverboarding on a standing wave – stopping for a light lunch before tackling the last rapids-  and the biggest of the day - the incredible Itanda Falls and the 'Bad Place'. Arriving at the campground before dusk, light refreshments will be waiting whilst the team sets up camp – after which you’ll all sit round the camp fire for a well-deserved BBQ and enjoy evening entertainment from a local women's group. Day 2 sees a big breakfast to get you going before pushing out into another day of whitewater action. There will also be a chance to break our the riverboards and stop to surf as many waves as you can handle  (water level dependent). Reaching the end of the river run, there will be a few refreshments before you return back to your accommodation.

Accommodation
10 units which can be configured as single, twin or double occupancy. Each Safari Tent includes bedding, luggage rack and has solar lighting in keeping with a“GREEN” policy.

Conditions
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:

Fat Cats Backpackers (Next to Acacia Mall)         6:00am

Bushpig backpackers (Acacia Avenue)                 6:15am

Oasis Mall (Yusef Lule Rd near Golf course)         6:25am

Red Chili Backpackers (Butabika)                        6:50am

Bigger groups where we are likely to fill the whole vehicle just with you we can be more flexible and offer a pick up from your exact location. Please enquire at time of booking.

Jinja and Jinja area.

Bujagali:

Nile River Camp / Black Lantern                          7:45am

Jinja town                                                          8:00am - 8:15am

Included
  • Accommodation Transfer*
  • River Guide & Equipment
  • FREE Session Photos
  • Catered Meals & Evening entertainment
  • Full Camping Facilities
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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