• Kayak Cruise on the Nile

Kayak Cruises - from USD $20

Kayak the Nile offers relaxed kayak cruises for those who want to experience the Nile at a slower pace.

Operated by Kayak the Nile

Kayak Cruises is a branch of Kayak the Nile that offers an easy, relaxed, user friendly adventure sport perfect for all ages.

Our kayak cruise options use friendly, stable sit-on-top kayaks that are great for paddling tandem and require no previous experience of kayaking. For keen fishermen, we also have specific fishing kayaks available for rent.

Our experienced guides will make you feel at home on the water and with their exceptional knowledge of the local wildlife and environment, they will ensure you see all the river has to offer.

We offer 2 hour guided tours throughout the day at Bujagali and the Source of the Nile, as well as freedom rentals.

We can also organise half, full and multi-day excursions.

For further details, please check out Kayak the Nile

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Trip Info

Included

  • Guiding from the Nile's most experienced kayakers
  • All equipment
  • Cold drinks with tours
  • FREE Kampala – Jinja shuttle
    Please note that the return shuttle to Kampala only departs at the end of our full day rafting

Bujagali 2 Hour Guided Tour

Our sit-on-top kayak tours start from Explorers River Camp. Your guide will start by taking you upstream and will introduce you to the various bird and wildlife that live along the riverbank. This is a very relaxed way to experience the Nile and the trip will go at a pace that suits you. Your guide will happily answers any questions you may have regarding the lake and the local area. At the half way point, you’ll refuel with some cold sodas, beers or gin and tonic before heading back downstream, taking in the views, or sunset, as you go.

Source of the Nile Tour

The source of the Nile is on many people’s bucket list and understandably so, it is the official start of one of the world’s longest, and possibly most famous, river. A knowledgeable and entertaining guide, a cooler of chilled drinks and a stable sit on top kayak come together to create a very peaceful and enjoyable way of seeing this globally known site.

The tour starts on the shores of Lake Victoria, and gives you the chance to paddle out into the lake, to get a feel for the shear size of the second largest lake in the world, and to get a lake side view of the source. Gin and tonics, cold beer or soda in hand you can slowly feel the pull of the nile drift you through the source, and into the Nile River. Along the way you can view the site where Ghandi’s ashes were sprinkled, and a monument to the original western explorer to find the source John Hanning Speke. The tour ends at a riverside bar on the Nile River and transport back to the Nile River Explorers Campsite, or drop off in Jinja depending on your preference. 

Sit-on-top Rentals

From our base at the Nile River Explorers campsite, Kayak the Nile provides top quality equipment for rental. Starting at $20 for an hour, you can take a sit-on-top kayak, with paddles and life jackets, for up to two people out onto the newly formed Bujagali lake. Half, full, and multi-day options are also available, as well as our brand new specialised fishing kayaks.

FREE Kampala - Jinja Shuttle

  • 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!

Please note that the return shuttle to Kampala is predominately for clients rafting that day and the route taken is via Kayunga district in order to meet them at the finish point.