Grade 5 Full Day Raft & Riverboard - USD $140

Only Nile River Explorers offer the full day raft and riverboard combination and this trip is all about having fun so get ready for what is undoubtedly the premier white water rafting trip on the Nile.

Get wet! Get wild! Get rafting! You have no idea how much fun you are about to have! Considered one of the finest 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 personal interest in every detail of your day to ensure your time with us is simply unforgettable.
Our expert photographers capture all the smiles and action so that you can relive the adventure for years to come.


Trip Info


  • Regarded as Africa’s most experienced & qualified river crew
  • Tea, coffee & breakfast on arrival
  • Light midday snacks on the river
  • Drinking water on the river
  • Assorted snacks with beers & sodas 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


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 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. Only Nile River Explorers have a access to the walkway to surf Superhole on river boards.

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 platform for a delicious freshly made sub. 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 Superhole.

Nile River Explorers private walkway above Superhole allows you to get into the river with your riverboard above Superhole to surf. Riverboarding Superhole is done exclusively by Nile River Explorers.

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 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!