Get Gnarly on the Nile – Rafting Uganda

Rafting Jinja, Uganda

Challenge yourself as you get gnarly on the Nile. Raft through some of the best white-water and scenery on the planet. Prepare to join other explorers and adventurers in singing the praises of Uganda “For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly ‘the Pearl of Africa’.” (Winston Churchill). Sleep in fabulous accommodation and partake of exotic food on the adventure of a lifetime.

Location by Adrift East Africa

Packages at this location

Owls and Pussycats – River Cruise Nile Mixed Adventures

Like an Owl and a Pussycat - set sail for adventure as you glide into the sunset. Starting on Lake Victoria explore the source of the Nile and the first harbour ever built. Feel peace and tranquillity as you watch the sunset over the Lake and the River. Listen keenly for the sounds of the night and the local wildlife. Watch for owls, kingfishers, monitor lizards, otters and African Eagles. Enjoy a drink as you look up to the stars above and be lit by the light of the moon.

Choose to stay in our Wildwaters Lodge to make your adventure complete. Sleep, play and relax on a magnificent private island mid-stream in the mighty Nile, with the roar of the rapids only moments away. Breathe the moist cool air of a pristine rainforest and listen for the sounds of nature and wildlife as you enjoy the luxurious timber and thatch rooms. Walk through the heart of the forest as you traverse the wooden walkways that connect your comfortable rooms with our outstanding bar and restaurant. Or Choose from a number of other accommodation providers located around and near Jinja with options including lodges, hotels, resorts, spas and guest-houses. Accommodation costs are not included in package prices.

All year round

Raging Rapids on the Gnarly Nile – Full Day Rafting

Ready. Set. Go. Bobbing and weaving – rolling and rollicking – popping and fizzing, as you ride the worlds best rapids. Turbo-charge your adventure as you descend through the startling white-waters of the White Nile. Feel the exhaustion of adrenaline-fuelled fatigue and the joy of defying death as you ride these Grade 3 and Grade 5 rapids. Choose the level of adventure you feel safe with. Including options for only Grade 3 rapids, or to be rowed downstream by our professional guides in the safety raft. Enjoy Breakfast and a fabulous lunch midstream. Wrap up the day with a BBQ and stories of adventure.

Choose to stay in our Wildwaters Lodge to make your adventure complete. Sleep, play and relax on a magnificent private island mid-stream in the mighty Nile, with the roar of the rapids only moments away. Breathe the moist cool air of a pristine rainforest and listen for the sounds of nature and wildlife as you enjoy the luxurious timber and thatch rooms. Walk through the heart of the forest as you traverse the wooden walkways that connect your comfortable rooms with our outstanding bar and restaurant. Or Choose from a number of other accommodation providers located around and near Jinja with options including: lodges, hotels, resorts, spas and guest-houses. Accommodation costs are not included in package prices.

Enjoy Breakfast and a fabulous lunch mid stream. Wrap up the day with a BBQ and stories of adventure.

All year round

High-flotation life jackets, helmets, spray jackets and custom-made rafting equipment all provided. FREE vehicle shuttle from Kampala to Jinja Our Grade 5 trip has an age limit of 16. Children younger than 16 can ride the grade 3 rapids under certain conditions.

Raging Rapids on the Gnarly Nile – Half Day Rafting

Reduce your time on the Nile but not the excitement. Turbo-charge your adventure as you descend through the startling white-waters of the White Nile. Feel the exhaustion of adrenaline-fuelled fatigue and the joy of defying death as you ride these Grade 3 and Grade 5 rapids. Choose the level of adventure you feel safe with. Including options for only Grade 3 rapids, or to be rowed downstream by our professional guides in the safety raft.

Choose to stay in our Wildwaters Lodge to make your adventure complete. Sleep, play and relax on a magnificent private island mid-stream in the mighty Nile, with the roar of the rapids only moments away. Breathe the moist cool air of a pristine rainforest and listen for the sounds of nature and wildlife as you enjoy the luxurious timber and thatch rooms. Walk through the heart of the forest as you traverse the wooden walkways that connect your comfortable rooms with our outstanding bar and restaurant. Or Choose from a number of other accommodation providers located around and near Jinja with options including lodges, hotels, resorts, spas and guest-houses. Accommodation costs are not included in package prices.

All year round

High-flotation life jackets, helmets, spray jackets and custom-made rafting equipment all provided. FREE vehicle shuttle from Kampala to Jinja Our Grade 5 trip has an age limit of 16. Children younger than 16 can ride the grade 3 rapids under certain conditions.

About the location

Accommodation

Choose to stay in our Wildwaters Lodge to make your adventure complete. Sleep, play and relax on a magnificent private island mid-stream in the mighty Nile, with the roar of the rapids only moments away. Breathe the moist cool air of a pristine rainforest and listen for the sounds of nature and wildlife as you enjoy the luxurious timber and thatch rooms. Walk through the heart of the forest as you traverse the wooden walkways that connect your comfortable rooms with our outstanding bar and restaurant. Or Choose from a number of other accommodation providers located around and near Jinja with options including lodges, hotels, resorts, spas and guest-houses. Accommodation costs are not included in package prices.

Location

Find joy in Jinja, Uganda - the city that is home to Adrift. Famous for being built on the source of the Nile along the Northern shores of Lake Victoria. Jinja truly is a sparkling and illuminating example of the ‘Pearl of Africa’ not just for its startling biodiversity, its raging rivers, or its exotic wildlife. But for its people, their love, their smiles, their contagious happiness. It is the joy of the people as much as the environment that will make your stay in Jinja unforgettable. As Jinja is on the East African Highway there are a number of vehicular options to get there. Busses from Tanzania and Kenya are happy to drop you off on their way to Kampala. Whilst you can hire a variety of transport from Kampala to Jinja including 14 passenger taxis and 30 passenger coasters. The distance from Kampala to Jinja is approximately 80 Kilometres. Kampala is the capital of Uganda a bustling and hustling city, well worth a visit on your way to or from Jinja. Remember Adrift offers a free vehicle shuttle from Kampala to Jinja if you book a rafting trip. You can fly to Uganda landing at the Entebbe International Airport. From here you can either travel direct to Jinja or go via Kampala.

Food

On the day of your rafting journey enjoy Breakfast and Lunch. If you are taking the full day excursion then relax and unwind with our evening BBQ. Stay a little longer and enjoy the fabulous international cuisine at our Wildwaters Lodge restaurant, including breakfasts, lunches and a la carte five-course dinners. Go bananas in Uganda and make sure you try the local Matoke (banana) Curry. A very popular local dish that came out of the Indian diaspora. A wonderful harmony of Indian spice with the local favourite Matoke – a green cooking banana similar to plantain. If you want to bulk your curry out then order some Chapati - a wonderful flat bread. Or enjoy some of the ever-present Ugali - a cornmeal porridge similar to Polenta.

Activities

Exceptional rafting adventures on some of the planets best white-water and the worlds most iconic river. Turbo-charged, explosive, adrenaline-pumping rafting over grade 3 and grade 5 rapids. Exotic, outlandish scenery and wildlife in a tantalising river system and pristine rainforest. Exceptionally high standards of safety and professionalism. Excellent accommodation and food options. Options for kayaking and river tours.

Amenities

  • Dinner

  • Lunch

  • Breakfast

Available activities

  • Excursions

accommodation Overview

Lemala Wildwaters Lodge

Make your adventure complete. Sleep, play and relax on a magnificent private island mid-stream in the mighty Nile, with the roar of the rapids only moments away. Breathe the moist cool air of a pristine rainforest and listen for the sounds of nature and wildlife as you enjoy the luxurious timber and thatch rooms. Walk through the heart of the forest as you traverse the wooden walkways that connect your comfortable rooms with our outstanding bar and restaurant.