• Family rafting on the Nile
    Grade 3 White Water Rafting

    FREE Photos & Videos

  • White Water rafting on the Nile with Nile River Explorers, Jinja, Uganda
    Grade 3 White Water Rafting

    FREE nights accommodation

  • White Water Rafting on the Nile with Nile River Explorers, Jinja, Uganda
    Grade 3 White Water Rafting

    FREE 25m Water Slide

Grade 3 White Water Rafting

This is the ideal one day white water river 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. Nile River Explorers is the only company that starts your day with a 40 metre water slide into 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.

One free nights dormitory accommodation or a discount on tents and rooms is included in all full day rafting trips. 

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

Nile River Explorers is the only company that offers you free use of our 25m water slide. 


Trip Info


  • Africa’s most experienced & qualified river crew
  • Tea, coffee & breakfast
  • Drinking water on the river
  • Snacks during the trip
  • Assorted beers & sodas, with wraps at the end of the day,
  • FREE photos
  • FREE slide
  • All the latest equipment
  • Extensive safety briefing & practice drills
  • Safety raft and kayakers with every trip


Start the morning with a delicious breakfast overlooking the Nile. After an initial briefing from our guide, you will fitted out with life jackets and helmets before heading off down river to the start point. 

Whether staying in Jinja town or at our Explorers River Camp (highly recommended!), we will provide free transport to our rafting start point. Please ensure that we are aware of your pick-up point the day before. 

On arrival you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow rafters and guides. Once down at the river’s edge, you will receive a detailed safety briefing, before launching into the river on our 40 metre water slide, 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 white water rafting in the world.

We stop before all the rapids to explain to you the planned route through so as to ensure maximum fun and safety. If at any time 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.

Midway through the trip, on one of the flat pools, we will serve biscuits and Uganda’s famous juicy pineapples. Once you have eaten your fill and sated your thirst, we head off for some more action.

Cold beer, soda's and fresh chicken wraps are a welcome reward as we pack up the gear for the drive back to 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

Explorers River Camp 09:00hrs
Jinja Town 09:30 - 09:45hrs

Pick-ups from other hotels in Jinja available on request