White Water Kayaking

Not only is the Nile Africa’s No 1 white water rafting river, it is also the same for white water kayaking and you too can experience some of the world’s best white water from a whole new perspective.

Operated by Kayak the Nile

Tel: 0772880322

There is no substitute for experience and safety, especially when it comes to learning to kayak on the Nile. That is why Nile River Explorers is proud to be affiliated with Kayak the Nile, Uganda’s only internationally qualified instructors.

Already an experienced white water kayaker? Improve your skills with advanced course on some of the most renowned waves and rapids worldwide.

Never been in a kayak before? What better place to try it then in the warm water of the Nile River under Ugandan sunshine.

Full Day Introduction to White Water

Our most popular option. Learn all the basics of kayaking in one action packed day! This really is the best way to try out this exciting sport.

Introductory River Trip

A 3 hour introductory river trip, covering an introduction to moving water, basic river running skills, and an introduction to reading white water.

For further information about multi-day or advanced courses check out Kayak the Nile 


Trip Info


  • World class instruction
  • Top of the range equipment
  • All river shuttles
  • Cold drinks at the end of the trip


Full day Introduction to White Water

Whether staying in Jinja or Kampala, we will provide free transport to our kayaking meet point, Explorers River Camp at Bujagali. Please ensure that we are aware of your pick-up point by the night before.

From our base you and a Kayak the Nile instructor will head to the river below the camp. The flat water on this section of the Nile provides the ideal environment for us to teach you the fundamentals of white water kayaking. You will be introduced to the key concepts - learning how to control your boat and where it goes, how to get out of your boat if you need to and the basic strokes and techniques that will help you on the white water in the afternoon.

After lunch and a short cut through the villages, we rejoin the river at the first free-flowing section of the Nile. Using the skills that you have learnt in the morning, with your guide leading the way, you will tackle 8 km of rapids over the course of the afternoon. Kayaking down the rapids on your own steam provides lots of challenge, lots of fun and a great sense of achievement!

The warm, deep and safe white water on this section of the Nile make it a dream place to kayak for the first time. and you need absolutely no prior experience, the instructors will tell you all you need to know.

At the end of the day a car will meet you with a cooler of drinks and drive you back through the villages to Explorers River Camp. where you can check out the epic sunset views from the deck of the bar.

Introductory River Trip

Ready for something a little wilder ? Try our 3 hour river trip, covering an introduction to moving water and basic river running skills. Perfect for those who have had some experience in a kayaking before, or for those looking to get a little bit wet. Our experienced instructors will guide you down a stunning eight-kilometer stretch of gentle whitewater.

Starting below Bujagali Dam we paddle and play our way through grade 1 - 3 rapids before finishing back at the Explorers River Camp to enjoy a cold beverage.