Grade 5 Two Day Rafting - USD $250

How much fun can you have in just two days? From thrills and spills to mild & mellow, this is the ultimate white water rafting adventure on the Nile.

There is no better way to fully experience the Nile and the lives of the Ugandan people who live along its banks than to embark on a two day rafting trip.

You’ll get all the white water action of our one day rafting and more. There will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy your surroundings, admire the abundant birdlife, watch the fisherman cast their nets from dugout canoes, wave at children collecting water and smile at the ladies doing their washing.

Sitting by a fire on the banks of the River Nile at night is an experience in itself, the complete silence and feeling of isolation as you count the stars in the sky can only be described as invigorating.

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Trip Info

Included

  • Africa’s most experienced & qualified river crew
  • Optional riverboarding
  • All meals
  • Cold beers & soda’s at the end of each day
  • FREE Kampala – Jinja shuttle
  • FREE photos - day 1 only
  • 1 nights accommodation on the banks of the Nile
  • Choice of accommodation including bedding
  • All the latest equipment
  • Extensive safety briefing & practice drills
  • Safety raft and kayakers with every trip

Itinerary

Day One

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.

Stopping in the early afternoon, a delicious late lunch awaits us at The Hairy Lemon where we will spend the night. We offer dorms on our standard trip however you have the option of upgrading.  With its own beach, there is lots of opportunity to continue the fun with a game of water volleyball and or simply to relax in the calm pools that surround the island. 

Day Two

After a leisurely breakfast we head back up river taking with us inflatable two man rafts and riverboards to experience some of yesterdays rapids from a whole new angle. You will get 'up-close and personal' with 4 of the major rapids, and we move slower today giving you the chance to play at your own pace. 

We end the day back to our Riverside Restaurant for a delicious BBQ buffet and cold beers and sodas. Once you have eaten your fill and sated your thirst with a couple of cold ones, we will then transport you to your destination, by shuttle bus to Kampala, or back to Jinja.

For those of you staying another night 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

Pick-ups from other hotels in Jinja available on request