JINJA NILE WHITE WATER RAFTING DAY TOUR
Jinja is known as the adventure Capital of Uganda with a variety of different adrenaline filled activities to choose from. One of the most amazing experiences you can have is rafting grade 5 rapids on The River Nile!.
What to Expect
Get wet ! Get wild ! Get rafting ! You have no idea how much fun you are about to have! Considered one of the finest one day white water rafting trips in the world, no safari to Uganda would be complete without truly experiencing the Nile from its source. You too can conquer this wild and untamed river with the pioneers of rafting on the Nile.
The shuttle leaves your lodge/hotel in Kampala/Entebbe at 7:30 in the morning after your breakfast. Start-off the early morning drive on Jinja road highway which will lead us to our first stop being at the Historical Sezibwa waterfalls which are approximately 32 kilometres east of Kampala city in Mukono District. The shuttle will then take you through the Mbira forest on the way to Jinja where you will meet up with your experienced guide for your briefing before heading out and experiencing the River Nile. You will then return your lodging by shuttle, and should be back at round 7:00pm, depending on traffic.
DAY 01 : Detailed Jinja Rafting Tour
The driver picks you up at exactly 7:30 am after your breakfast at the Hotel / Residence. Start-off the early morning drive on Jinja road highway which will lead us to our first stop being at the Historical Sezibwa waterfalls which are approximately 32 kilometres east of Kampala city in Mukono District.
The falls are about seven meters high and with the sweet hissing sound created by the falling water which forms a beautiful scenery. This is complemented by the natural vegetation cover and the undulating and steep rocks over which the waters fall.
The site has several bird species which present a wonderful opportunity for birding activities. The site also presents several tourist activities such as bird watching, camping, rock climbing, nature walks, hiking and canoeing.
We check out and continue to the Mabira forest for 2 hours where we have a forest walk .The Mabira forest is a rain forest area covering about 300 square kilometres (120 square miles) situated in Buikwe District between Lugazi and Jinja.
Mabira forest is a habitat to over 300 bird species and many Ugandan primates. The forest is great, it is still natural and the nature walk is just amazing. You will walk for over an hour under tree canopies without spotting the sky. There are very many primates that you will see on the way, beautiful forest birds and great temperatures.
We continue to Jinja town and have lunch at the Sunset Hotel or any other place or hotel you may wish. Then prepare for the afternoon drive to the Ripon Falls which was formerly called the source of the Nile, and continue to the real source of the Nile and see where the Nile originates from. If you are a bird lover, this is a must place for you. Return later at 4:30pm and drive through the Jinja one Main Street and get back to Kampala.
Not forgetting that you may decide to relax by the source of the Nile with some drinks and ask your guide to pick you up later-on. The guides are all professional, they will point out at all the bird species that they come across and the many lizards along the River Nile source.
When you get to the point where the Nile river dramatically separates from lake Victoria, the stream of water will start running towards the North forming the Victoria Nile co-joining with the Albert Nile in the Murchison falls National Park to the Southern Sudan to meet the Blue and White Nile and continue through Egypt to the Mediterranean sea.
What is Included in this trip?
Shuttle transport, snacks on the river, drinking water on the river, cold buffet with beers and sodas at the end of the day, rafting equipment.
What we suggest you bring?
Light clothing for rafting, suntan lotion, cap, towel and clothes to change in after the rafting, money for any optional extras.
What is not recommended on the river?
Shoes on the raft, watches and jewelry, any other valuables, eye glasses; unless prescription, we do not advise taking your camera.
Not ready to return to Kampala?
Why not extend your trip in Jinja and add on some of the other activities they offer in Jinja. From Quad biking to bungee Jumping and Horse Riding.