This activity began in the mid 1990’s it has however, gained tremendous popularity especially among the young travelers. The longest river in the world, the Nile starts its 6600 km journey to the Mediterranean at Jinja on the shores of Lake Victoria. The White Nile has up to ten times the volume of the Zambezi River. Experts consider that the Nile is the best place for rafting after the Colorado River (USA)!The Rafting expedition is organized in co-operation with a specialized agency. There are a variety of rafting packages one can chose from:
The full day rafting trip with 5kms of white-water from Bujagali Falls with all the big grade 5 rapids is the most popular one!
The two day trip offers the best way to experience the Nile. The total rafting distance is 46kms and it is a wonderful “river journey”. After the first day of rafting, have your overnight on (camping) a private island in the Nile. The second day you combine some more exciting rapids with plenty of relaxation. There are plenty of opportunities to swim, relax on the raft and spot the amazing array of wildlife, including monkeys, fish eagles, monitors, otters & prolific bird life.
Bungee jumping is another activity organized at the river Nile by Adrift Uganda Company. The 44 meters jump directly down to the source of the River Nile is one of the most impressive bungee jumps in the world!
Kayaking on the river, with qualified expert paddler guides – though some previous kayaking experience is required is also available at Jinja. The R. Nile is considered as one of the safest rivers in the world because there are only a few rocks and because it’s a so called “drop pool river” which means that if you fall out you will wind up in a calm pool where you will be immediately picked up by safety kayakers.