White water rafting on River Nile is a leisure open-air sporting activity using a hot-air balloon to voyage cruise over a river or any water body with flowing water. Whitewater rafting is commonly done on white water or varied degrees of rough water, in order to explore and captivate the raft travellers. Uganda is naturally blessed with River Nile and its falling waters have been entirely taken use of to support white water rafting. White water Rafting on the Nile is electrifying, astonishing and fascinating due to the magnificent nature of the deafening falls at different spots of the Nile River.
The modern-day raft is a helium balloon boat, entailing very long-lasting, multi-layered rubberised (hyperon) or vinyl fabrics (PVC) with numerous autonomous air chambers. The size differs between 3.5 m (11 Ft.) and 6 m (20 ft.), the width or thickness is between 1.8 m (6 Ft.) and 2.5 m (8 ft.). The exception to this size rule is characteristically the packet raft, which is premeditated as a manageable single-person raft and may be as small as 1.5 meters (4.9 Ft.) long and weigh as little as 4 pounds (1.8 kg). For any tourist who is daringly strong in mind, rafting on the Nile can be escorted with bungee jumping at the Nile High camp at the Jinja Nile Resort, the sole bungee jumping podium in East Africa.
FULL DAY WHITE WATER RAFTING ON RIVER NILE UGANDA
This rafting to tour begins and ends in Kampala. Our driver will pick you early from Kampala and you driver to Jinja in Eastern Uganda. After one hour and half, you will be at the rafting briefing centre. Upon arrival, you will take briefing and then set off to the starting point off Kayunga road.
River Nile Whitewater Rafting : 6 to 7 hours on the Nile River covering about 31 kilometres
In standard paddle-rafts, everybody joins as a member of the water squad and a skilled guide instructs the team. Paddlers are coached enthusiastically on how best to delight in themselves on the water and on all phases and features of safety as well as the use of safety escorting kayaks which convoy every raft excursion on the Nile waters. The skillfully-trained safety kayaks are world class paddlers who competently cruise their little boats through the precipitous waves of each rapid ahead of the rafts. When rafts downturn and people are eroded overboard, they are nearby by to offer support in getting rafters back to their boats.
The Nile water excursion begins calmly and the first few kilometres give the raft controllers a chance to train their crews wholly on all aspects of Nile rafting process. The process of rafting on River Nile Uganda continues like and involves facing strange falls across the bendy rocks where rafters dive enjoy fully. On a good note, the river also has point of relief where the water flow is so calm. There is nothing fairly like a morning on the Nile for inspiring one’s hunger. Delicious and juicy pineapples, colossal avocados, crisp bell peppers and tasty carrots are all spontaneously grown in nearby villages for rafters. Heated ham, Fresh bread, salami and salacious tomatoes altogether combined pleasantly to satisfy even the most voracious appetites from a morning of fresh air, wild water and sunlight.
Later after a delicious lunch, the rafts enter Wild waters Reserve which is a private safeguarding inventiveness to safeguard the remarkable flora and fauna of the mid-stream islands of the Nile. There is more time amongst the rough water and the rapids on river Nile becomes bigger and more outstanding. The Energetically wild rapid (once the Nilometre is interpreting above 10 cubits), the rafts increase over to a 4.5 meter waterfall, sprint downstream to the ever marvellous show then shake timidly at the ‘BAD PLACE’. At Itanda, the young Nile folds too much supremacy for the rafts and you are obliged to portage around the topmost point of the rapid on land and then reflect on the huge hole at the bottom.
The BAD PLACE is voluntary but those interested in rafting via it, have minimal chances of remaining on the hot-air ship. While at ‘The Bad Place’, the raft portrays a charisma of a wild horse ridden for the first time. It often waves in the enormous flouting waves (possibly the main hole rafted commercially anywhere in the world) and roars, bucks and kicks like pedigree saddles for the first time. It makes the most spectacular video footage as riders are often thrown in the air before hitting the
racing current and being swept downstream to the calm pool below.
For the timid rafters, they have an option of jumping over to the escorting service boat designed not to overturn and doesn’t go through the bad place waters. After covering about 30 kilometres on the River Nile Water, you will accomplish the game in the evening and drive back to Kampala.