High Water Rafting
Africa’s most experienced & qualified river crew
Tea, coffee & breakfast on arrival
Drinking water on the river
Snacks during the trip
Assorted beers & sodas, with sandwiches at the end of the day,
All the latest equipment
Extensive safety briefing & practice drills
Safety raft and kayakers with every trip
Whether staying in Jinja town or at our Explorers River Camp (recommended!), we will provide free transport to our rafting base in Jinja town. Please ensure that we are aware of your pick-up point the day before.
On arrival at the rafting base, 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,
As the river meanders through beautiful scenery, we guide the rafts into the mighty challenges of some of the biggest and safest white water rafting in the world.
We stop before all the rapids to explain to you the planned route through. Due to the current exceptional water levels, the exact route will be decided by our expert guides on the day, so as to ensure maximum fun and safety. If at any time 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.
Midway through the trip, on one of the flat pools, we will serve biscuits and Uganda’s famous juicy pineapples. Once you have eaten your fill and sated your thirst, we head off for some more action.
Cold beer, soda's and fresh sandwiches 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.
Explorers River Camp 0830hrs
Jinja pickups 0845hrs
Jinja Base Camp 0900hrs
Duration: 20 km • 4 - 5 hours on the river
Dress: • Light clothing, shorts & t-shirt are ideal. • Lots of suntan lotion & a cap.
Fitness Level: • 16 years minimum. • Under 18’s – guardian conditions apply. • No rafting or swimming experience necessary, however clients should be water confident and reasonably fit.
Pack: • Towel & a change of clothes for the end of the day. • Any medication you require. • Money for any optional extras.
FREE Jinja Weekend Shuttle
If you are already planning on rafting then why not take advantage of our FREE shuttle and make it a weekend in Jinja.
Departs Bushpig Backpackers: Friday 14.00
Departs Explorers River Camp: Sunday 14.30
Min of 4 people and above who are either staying and/or rafting with us.
For those wanting to raft on Sunday, the shuttle will collect you at the end of the rafting and continue to Kampala.