White Water Rafting in Jinja
Jinja town is the adrenaline and Adventure capital of East Africa and is home to some of the world’s finest grade 5 white water rafting in Jinja and other adventure activities including Kayaking, Bungee Jumping. With some good rapids and a stunning river with a high level, they are various exhilarating sections with space between to lay back and float along taking in the landscape and enjoying the nature and the many species of birds. The white water adventure is one of the most sought after activities in Jinja. At no point is the Nile constrained to one channel thus the classic pool‐drop river with deep, calm pools interspersed between powerful and exciting rapids and multitudes of different channels. The multiple of rapids between the beautiful mid‐river islands allow the expert guides to chose milder options for the different client’s adventure.
The white water rafting is done in paddle‐rafts, each person joins as a member of a team and a professional guide captains the team with paddlers offered comprehensive instructions on how best to enjoy themselves on the water. On your adventure, you don’t need to worry about aspects of safety since safety kayaks accompany every raft trip on the water. When the rafts flip upside down or people are washed overboard they are nearby to provide assistance in getting people back to their boats.
The white water rafting trip begins slowly giving the raft guides an opportunity to train their crews fully on all aspects of Nile rafting. The river becomes much more adventurous at Bujagali Falls and one major rapid follows swiftly after another and once the rafts enter Wild Waters Reserve, the rapids become larger and more spectacular and at Itanda where the Nile is too powerful for the rafts- the rafts are taken around the top by land.
The grading of the rapids rafted on this stretch of the Nile range from Grade 1 – 5 and at each of the larger and higher graded rapids you are given the option of whether you want to go the hard way through the middle or the easy way around the edge
White-water rafting is comparatively a new activity in Uganda and is high on many people’s list of things to do on their visit to Uganda. With the grade 4 and 5 extend of rapids on the Nile developed into a world-class rafting destination possessing some of the most prevailing and constant rapids on earth. The powerful volume of water creates horrible rapids that provide an unforgettable rafting experience equivalent to that of the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe.
Bujagali Falls downstream of the Nile’s basin is the ‘adrenaline capital’ of Uganda and E. Africa and is home to the most sought out white-water rafting Jinja town. While here you can enjoy other activities like bungee jumping, kayaking, mountain biking and river boarding down to Bujagali Falls.
The Incredible adventure from the vigorous and massive standing waves as they leap from the clear blue skies and rock walls tremble from the power of the booming rapids, what experience can beat this adrenaline moment for a traveler. The White Nile has up to 7 times the volume of the Zambezi and drifts through warm pools in the Equatorial sunshine.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to carry for the White water Rafting excursion?
You need to carry a swimsuit, a pair of sandals sunglasses, sunscreen and shorts to wear on the river alongside a change of clothes as you will get wet along the raft. Amenities exist for cameras to be protected from the while on the river.
Is White water Rafting Safe?
White water rafting is as safe as any other activity in Uganda as you have experienced guides around that have done this for ages, thus clients don’t require experience or earlier rafting experience. The guides train the clients on all parts of safety and organize them for a memorable experience.
White water Rafting on the Nile in Jinja is a fun activity that will raise your adrenaline and fill you with both excitement and terror as you hit the massive rocks, but all this is part of the adventure that will stay in your memories forever.