• Family rafting on the Nile

Grade 3 Full Day Rafting - USD $140

This is the ideal one day white water rafting trip for families with children as young as eight and those who want to experience white water rafting on the Nile without the intensity of grade 5 rapids.

Warm water, safe pools to swim, islands full of birds and fisherman in dugouts combine with fun and white water adventure to make this the perfect family and friends day out on the Nile.

The grade 3 rapids are fun without being overwhelming so there’s plenty of white water action, but also time to sit back, relax and enjoy your surrounds and have the occasional water fight.

Our expert photographers capture all the smiles, so you can relive the adventure for years to come.

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Trip Info

Included

  • Africa’s most experienced & qualified river crew
  • Tea, coffee & breakfast on arrival
  • Light midday snacks on the river
  • Drinking water on the river
  • Cold buffet with beers & soda’s at the end of the day
  • FREE Kampala – Jinja shuttle
  • FREE photos
  • All the latest equipment
  • Extensive safety briefing & practice drills
  • Safety raft and kayakers with every trip

Itinerary

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

On arrival at in Jinja, you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow rafters and guides while enjoying a tea or coffee with our delicious rafting breakfast. Rafting is a physical activity so make sure you eat up. Snacks of pineapple and biscuits are provided on the river to help keep your energy levels up throughout the day, but we don’t like to weigh you down with a big lunch just before the next major rapid.

After an intial briefing, you will fitted out with life jackets and helmets before heading off down river to the start point. Once down at the river’s edge, you will receive a detailed safety briefing, before launching into the river for some practical instruction.

As the river meanders through beautiful scenery, we guide the rafts into the mighty challenges of some of the biggest and safest grade 5 white water rafting in the world. Eight major rapids are rafted plus several lower graded runs; all selected to maximize your safety and fun.

We stop before all grade 4 and 5 rapids to explain to you the planned route through, so if at anytime you feel you would prefer to join the safety boat or where possible, walk around and then rejoin the raft, this is absolutely fine. Calm stretches of water separate the rapids – perfect for getting your breath back, taking a swim and enjoying the scenery.

At the end of the rafting day we pull over at our Riverside Restaurant for a delicious BBQ buffet with cold beers and sodas. Once you have eaten your fill and sated your thirst you will be transported by FREE shuttle bus to Kampala or Jinja.

For those of you staying at Explorers River Camp at Bujugali, there is no better way to finish the day than by enjoying the unequalled views of a sunset on the Nile.

Departure Schedule

Jinja

  • Explorers River Camp 08:30
  • NRE Rafting Base 09:00

Pick-ups from other hotels in Jinja available on request

Kampala

  • 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!