white water rafting on river nile in jinja

White Water Rafting On River Nile

White Water Rafting On River Nile -White water rafting is an adventurous activity that has become so popular among the tourist activities of Uganda. This should not miss on your bucket list when planning for a Uganda Safari. White water rafting takes place on river Nile in Jinja town which is also referred to as “the adventure Capital of East Africa”. Jinja town is the second busiest city in Uganda after the capital city-Kampala with some the best accommodation in the country, lots of tour activities and it’s were you’ll pass when connecting to other destinations such as Sipi falls and Mount Elgon national park.

White water rafting has been taking place at  this site for over 20 years where travelers move can transfer to Jinja in the morning, take on the activity and return to Kampala or spend the night in Jinja and get engaged in other activities around the area such as boat cruise to the source of the Nile, birding among others.

White water rafting on the Nile is conducted in paddle-rafts whereby people join the rafting team and are captained by a professional guide. Before getting on the rafts, you’ll be given instructions about safety and how bets you can enjoy the rafting. There is another team of well trained kayakers who ensure that they keep an eye an eye on the rafters so that in case they roll over into the water, the kayakers help them out immediately. The boat departs from a calm part of the water as the raft guides show those that are rafting how to raft and enjoy the activity. You’ll start experiencing the roughness of the river when the boat reaches Bujagali falls where you’ll run into fall after fall. This whole experiencing is so exciting and wonderful as you get to the part where you’ll choose to raft more either the hard way through the middle of the river or the easier way on the edge. Lunch is enjoyed at one of the islands located on River Nile. After the activity you can purchase a video of what you went through during the experience and this is the best way you’ll keep the memories of this great adventure.

You can stay around this place for two days and get engaged in more other activities around the Nile and the area.

Getting to Jinja

The driver guide will pick you from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe and drive on Jinja road through Mukono to Mabira where you may stop for a forest walk if you have 2 days for you trip but this may be impossible if you are making a return journey. From Mabira, the next place is Lugazi where you’ll see large plantations of sugarcane on both sides. It takes about 2 hours to drive from Kampala to Jinja.

When to go for white water rafting

White water rafting takes place and remains safe throughout the year. There are several trips for different categories of people in terms of age. Different trips are done for people from the age of 2 to 72. There are different rates for full day rafting, half day rafting, extreme rafting and extreme rafting as well as 2 day rafting and you can choose to raft till extreme satisfaction.

White water rafting Jinja price

White water rafting Jinja price is $140, its however important that there may be other costs involved if you are doing an all round trip.

There are much more activities to combine on white water rafting. These include;

Nile high bungee jumping

Jumping over one of the high sites at the source of the Nile from about 40m high is an exciting activity to get adrenaline out of you. This activity gives opportunity to touch the water of the Nile from above the water. At this high point, you have spectacular views of the surrounding and some of the residents such as vervet monkeys and lots of birds.


This is one other way to explore the Nile and the areas around including farmlands, communities and the vegetation which is home to variety of birds and monkeys.

Jet boating

This one is done in a speed boat which also goes via rapids on river Nile. It is also exciting and adventurous.

Book for your white water rafting on the Nile with “Adventure in the wild safaris” for proper timing for your activity, booking for accommodation and transfers from Kampala to Jinja and have the best experience.