Family Float

For the not so adventurous or the not so tall, why not spend your time drifting down the Nile. Beautiful islands, birdlife and flat, slow moving water make it the ideal short family outing for both young and old.

This two hour family float is the perfect adventure for small kids. With a minimum age of 4, and plenty of opportunity to splash in the waters of the Nile, this trip provides a wonderful morning adventure for families.

This trip is a great experience for younger families and grandparents alike. For those who wish, there is plenty of places for the kids to swim, always under the watchful eyes of our safety kayakers.


Trip Info


  • Africa’s most experienced & qualified river crew
  • Tea, coffee & breakfast with all 09:00 am departures
  • Cold drinks at the end of the trip
  • Safety kayakers with every trip
  • FREE Kampala – Jinja shuttle

Please note that the return shuttle to Kampala only departs at the end of our full day rafting all the latest equipment


Whether staying in Jinja or Kampala we will provide free transport to our rafting meet point. Please ensure that we are aware of your pick-up point by the night before.

On arrival you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow rafters and guides while enjoying a buffet breakfast.

After breakfast you will receive a full briefing of the mornings programme and be fitted out with life jackets and helmets provided by Nile River Explorers.

Starting just below Owen Fall’s dam, we take time explore the many islands along this stretch of the Nile. Deep water and flat moving pools offer lots of opportunities for the kids to swim, dive and play.

There is an abundance of birdlife and wildlife to search for including Cape Clawless Otter, Red Tail Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys and Giant Nile Monitor Lizards.

We finish at Explorers River Camp at Bujagali Falls just in time for you to enjoy a delicious lunch at ‘the Fork n’ Paddle’ overlooking the River Nile should you choose. And if you have the afternoon free why not combine your float trip with one of the other family activities in the area such as quad biking or horse riding to make it a great family day out.

Departure Schedule


  • Explorers River Camp 08:30
  • Jinja Base Camp 09:00

Pick-ups from other hotels in Jinja available on request


  • Kampala Backpackers 06:30
  • Red Chilli Hideaway 06:30
  • Nakumatt Oasis Mall 07:00
  • Bushpig Backpackers 07:15
  • Fat Cat Backpackers 07:15

Bookings essential!