White Water Rafting : Rafting and whitewater rafting are recreational outdoor activities which use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water. This is often done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water. The entire experience is made more thrilling as the tourist plan on how to deal with different risks.

Almost every part of whitewater river rafting is an adventure. But, here’s the thing that most people don’t realize. It’s not always about what you see, but what you feel that makes the adventure, well, an “adventure.” Adrenaline pumping through your veins as you crash through the rapids. The spray of the river getting in your face. The sudden feeling you get when your stomach drops as you go over a waterfall (even a small one.) No matter what part of the river you are on, who you’re with or what you see, every part is an adventure while Uganda Safari.

In Uganda too the rapids and specific areas of the river have many different stories attached to them and folklore treasured by the locals. One will find it equally pleasant to listen to these stories and appreciate this gift of nature.

Rafting equipment has continuously evolved and developed significantly across decades.  Of late the rafts are made of durable plastic. saddles and oars are the typical means of propulsion for rafts and come in many sizes and varieties with specific river conditions in mind.

Depending on the area, safety regulations covering rafting, both for the general do-it-yourself public as well as commercial operators, may exist in legislation. These range from the mandatory wearing of lifejackets, carrying certain equipment such as whistles and throwable flotation devices, to

15 kms • 4 – 5 hours on the river


Dress: • Light clothing, shorts & t-shirt are ideal. • Lots of suntan lotion & a cap.

Fitness Level: • 8 years Minimum weight 30 kg. • Under 18’s – guardian conditions apply. • We recommend that children under 16 be accompanied by an adult. • No rafting experience necessary, however clients should be water confident & reasonably fit.

White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting

Pack: • Towel & a change of clothes for the end of the day. • Any medication you require. • Money for optional extra’s

The experience can be divided into 3 parts namely.

Grade 3 rafting.

Family rafting.

Grade 5 rafting.


Jinja Town is located 80km East of Kampala City. This adrenaline hotspot is the home of the source of R. NILE and a place of adventure famous for birding, kayaking as well as white water rafting. The R. Nile as the longest River in the world has many rapids near its source and a visit to Jjinja on the upper banks makes one get the ultimate experience.

Top agencies for rafting include

  1. White Nile Rafting located in Jjinja.

Considered one of the best one day white water trips in the world, no safari to Uganda would be complete without truly experiencing the Nile from its source.

With a commitment to safety, quality and value for money, Nile River Explorers focus on providing our clients with an all inclusive experience of the Nile. We take a personal interest in every detail of your day to ensure your time with us is simply unforgettable.

White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting
  1. Nalubaale Rafting

This is another popular rafting team with professionals to handle all clients. The experience is impeccable as one former client Paul recounts. “Words cannot begin to describe how wonderful our experience was rafting the Nile with Nalubaale Rafting. Arthur was a fantastic. He gets 5 stars just for being patient with us even when we ran sooooo late.

I will raft with this same crew any day.”

Others include;

  1. Raft Uganda Adventures
  2. Adrift Uganda

Basic prices for white water rafting experiences are…

-Full day white water rafting experience in Jinja.

Duration 9 hours

Price $510 USD

-Two day white water rafting experience

Duration 2 days

Price $720 USD

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