1 Day white water rafting in Jinja on the Nile River

1 Day white water rafting adventure is done on the rapids of the Nile River, found in Jinja near the source of the Nile. Jinja is a known adventure hub in East Africa. With all the fun adventures that include the famous bungee jumping, kayaking, quad biking, horse riding, fishing, the list is endless. Rafting can be done half day or full day and both start in the early morning.

1 Day white water rafting adventure on the Nile

White Water Rafting on the Nile River - Jinja

1 Day Jinja Rafting Tour

1 day

Departure / Return

Hotel pickup - Your also returned to your hotel.

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You will set off for Jinja early in the morning and have your breakfast at around 6:00am. From Kampala you will be heading to Eastern Uganda through Seta, Mukono, Lugazi and through the fascinating rain forest, Mabira forest.

You will have breakfast at the briefing point right before rafting. After breakfast, you will be briefed by the rafting experts who will be with you on the boat. You will board the boat with only your clothes on, no shoes, no bags or even food. So you make sure you fill up because the next meal will be lunch. Don't forget to ease yourself as there are no bathrooms on the water.

You will now get into the water and try out the safety drills taught in the briefing, then proceed to the simple rapids first, as you continue, the rapids gradually increase making the adventure more thrilling. Remember, it is not required to know how to swim to go rafting. Plus, you can choose if you want a crazy ride or just a calm adventure without flipping into the water, either way is fun!

Some of the White water rafting safety rules and guidelines for a great outdoor experience

  • Always listen to your guide during the safety talk and on the water.
  • Always wear a life jacket, or personal flotation device; All jacket buckles must be clipped and the jacket should be fitted snug to your body.
  • Keep on the protective gear; Always wear a helmet no matter what level of rafting you are participating in.
  • Make sure you have the right outerwear for the day; Wearing a wet suit can make the trip much more comfortable, allowing you to enjoy the thrill without the chill.
  • While on the Nile, hold the paddle properly; One hand should be at the base of the paddle on the shaft and the other hand should ALWAYS be on the end of the shaft over the "T" grip.
  • Never panic.

What to carry;

  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothing, good with water.

Trip includes;

  • Transport from and back to Kampala.
  • Breakfast, Lunch on the boat, bottled water and BBQ after rafting

Trip excludes;

  • Tips and all items of personal use (e.g souvenirs)
  • All drinks taken other than those provided.

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