White Water Rafting and Kayaking

White Water Rafting & Kayaking On The Nile In Jinja, Uganda

White water rafting in Uganda is the ultimate activity for those who want to experience adrenaline overload while on the Nile. Whether you are for the mild grade 3 rapids or the wild grade 5 rapids, there is no better place to do it that the Nile – the longest river in the world.

With experienced guides and proven safety measures, Rafting in Jinja can happen everyday of the year, thanks to the immense Lake Victoria upstream. In Jinja where you can do rafting, you can also do Kayaking on the Nile or Bungee Jump from a raised platform and drop down 44 meters/144 feet to kiss the Nile. Whatever your level of adventure, Jinja and the Nile will provide all the adrenaline rush.

Our Uganda safari packages are designed to be include white water rafting and other activities in Jinja along with other popular destinations around Uganda and East Africa. Take a look at some of these safari packages, and let us know what is inspiring your next great African safari.



Additionally, feel free to reach out to us for a fully custom-made safari. This can be designed with all your needs, budget, and schedule as the basis.

White Water Rafting Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About White Water Rafting

Is White Water Rafting safe?

It is safe to go for white water rafting on the Nile in Jinja. Strict safety measures are taken to ensure that the equipment is up to standard and all safety procedures are followed. 

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Your guide for the rafting is very experienced and knowledgeable about he various parts of the river. He starts with a safety briefing, and ensures that everyone is properly attired with their life jacket, and helmet and continues to guide you at the various points of the river.

Because of the rapids and fast flowing waters, the sections of the river where rafting happens is safe and free of dangerous animals such as hippos and crocodiles.

Where will I do White Water Rafting?

While there are many places to do water rafting in Africa, we take you to the river Nile in Jinja, Uganda. We believe this is the absolute best in the world and provides the adrenaline rush deserving of grade 5 rapids, and the legend of the Nile.

The Nile in Jinja is where the river (longest in the world) leaves Lake Victoria (biggest lake in Africa) and heads north till it reaches the Mediterranean sea through Egypt.

When is the best time for White Water Rafting?

White water rafting in Uganda can be done all year round but we often recommend the dry season months which coincide with other travel activities.

White water rafting takes place at a section of river Nile downstream from a Hydro-electric dam. This means that the flow of water is constant all year round. Added to the fact that further upstream is Lake Victoria, Africa’s biggest lake, the Nile’s water supply is guaranteed and rafting is possible any day of the year.

Since rafting is often combined with other safari activities that are best enjoyed during the dry season months, the ideal time for most people ends up being between December and February as well as June t September. Whatever your schedule allows, Uganda is always warm and sunny and the rafting experience is always exhilarating.

Where will I stay for for my rafting experience?

Jinja where you will be rafting the waters of the Nile is one of Uganda’s oldest towns and a top tourist spot for both locals and foreigners. This means that you can find very many options for accommodation to match your style and budget.

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Jinja is also located 1.5 hours from Kampala making it idea for a day trip from Kampala. This is especially used for safari trips that start of with white water rafting and then continuing with visits to other parts of Uganda and East Africa.

Whether you want to stay in Jinja or Kampala, your white water rafting adventure is possible with a wide range of accommodation choices to pick from.

What should I pack for white water rafting in Uganda?

Packing for white water rafting is a kin to preparing for a day at the beach, pool or any place where you will get in water. All you need is clothing that can be classified as swim-friendly.

This is important since you will fall into the water and such clothing dries out easier. 

Beyond the clothing, pack sunscreen for protection against the scotching equatorial sun. You should also carry the other essentials that you need beyond the rafting, such as your regular medication, hat and comfortable clothing.

The safety gear (life jacket and helmet) will be provided by the rafting operator.

What other activities can be combined with White Water Rafting

White water rafting can be combined with many other activities such as wildlife viewing, gorilla trekking, mountain climbing and hiking among many others.

Activities like Kayaking, bungee jumping, quad biking, tubing and sunset cruise can directly be added and done in Jinja. In Jinja alone, you can enjoy several high adrenaline and relaxing activities to make for a wonderful stay of some days.

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Outside of Jinja, white water rafting is combined with other popular safari activities in Uganda and East Africa. For example, you can start from Kenya with wildlife viewing, and continue to Uganda for rafting and the gorillas.

Depending on what you want, our team can help you design a safari itinerary that combines rafting and any other activities you are interested in.

Why should you book your rafting trip with us?

We want to take you on an epic adventure to raft the Nile in Uganda.

Here are 3 great reasons why we are the right choice.

  • We have more than 10 years of experience taking guests to visit the various parts of East Africa.
  • We have a team of knowledgeable people ready to help you achieve your safari dreams.
  • We have well trained professional driver guides who know Uganda and East Africa like the back of their own hands.

To really get a proper feel of who we are as people and as a company, read the about us section and take a look at our reviews of platforms like TripAdvisor.