What could be more adventurous or exciting than a high-octane trip down the Nile on an inflatable raft? Known as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda may not instantly spring to mind when you think of white water rafting – or the Nile, for that matter – but the combination of this compelling country and the exhilaration that the upper reaches of the river Nile offer could make this your next adventure holiday.
Whether you are travelling with family, are a first-timer or a white water enthusiast, you’ll find something to suit everyone on Uganda’s White Nile. Jinja at the source of the Nile is East Africa’s adventure capital and home to some of earth’s finest white water rafting, including demanding grade 5 sections.
Expect to be met with breathtaking scenery, exotic cultures and friendly tribes as you travel down the river through this captivating country. As the longest river in the world, the Nile in Uganda boasts some of the best rapids in the world and people visit from all over the globe to enjoy and delight in adrenalin-fuelled water sports such as kayaking and rafting in addition to more sedate river cruises and riverside activities.
Many other exciting activities are also on offer in this spellbinding country, such as elephant safaris at Queen Elizabeth National Park where you may also be lucky enough to spot tree-climbing lions. Scale the magnificent “mountains of the moon” otherwise known as the Rwenzoris, or take a deep forest hike into the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to meet the majestic mountain gorillas. Track chimpanzees in Kibale Forest or enjoy exploring Kampala’s exotic and colourful markets.
Travelling with a reputable tour company when in Africa can take a lot of the stress and strain out of organising your trip, they offer holidays that can combine adventure with safari or even Uganda gorilla trekking trips to see the rare and endangered mountain gorillas that inhabit the country’s national parks.
Be sure to use an established and experienced water sports company when heading out on the Nile. Expert instructors and guides, along with quality equipment, will ensure you have the time of your life while keeping you safe. The White Nile offers thrilling and memorable experiences regardless of skill level or age.