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.
After an initial 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 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 grade 5 white water rafting in the world. Five major rapids are rafted and a 6th rapid is surfed on river boards; all selected to maximise your safety and fun.
We stop before all grade 4 and 5 rapids to explain to you the planned route through. 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 midday day we pull over at our floating double story deck anchored amongst pristine islands and rapids for a delicious freshly made 'build your own sub lunch'. Shredded beef, chicken, cheese, avocado, tomato, humus and pickles make up some of the fillings. Once you have eaten your fill and sated your thirst we head off to surf Superhole.
Surfing 'Superhole' is unique to Nile River Explorers and our private walkway allows easy access to and from the river with your riverboard. Alternatively, take a leap off the boat into clear warm water or just hang out and absorb the raw beauty of the Nile.
We say goodbye to Superhole and head down river to our final rapids of the day, the infamous Grade 5 'Bad Place' and the mighty 'Vengeance'. Cold beer, soda's and snacks are a welcome reward as we pack up the gear for the drive back to Jinja or on to Kampala.
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.