Jinja is the second commercial center in Uganda, Africa. It was established in 1901. Jinja lies in the south east of Uganda, 87 km north east of the capital, Kampala. It is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, near to the source of the White Nile river. The city is the chief town of Jinja District, and is considered the capital of the Kingdom of Busoga.
Grade 5 White Water Rafting with Nile River Explorers
Full Day White River Rafting (half day options available on request) (US$95- per person | US$50- re-run )
We have chosen the perfect 30 kilometer stretch of the Nile River. The first few rapids are low grade, 1’s & 2’s, and give clients a growing sense of confidence. As the river meanders through beautiful scenery, we guide the rafts into the mighty challenges of some of the best grade 5 rapids in the world.
Twelve major rapids are rafted plus lots of lower graded runs; all selected to maximize your safety and fun. On the river we suggest you wear light clothing, ideally; shorts and t-shirt, and bring plenty of sunscreen. We also suggest going bare foot in the rafts. Rafters meet daily at 9.00am at Explorers Backpackers – Jinja. If you require the free transport from Kampala please contact us to make the necessary arrangements.
Undoubtedly the best deal on the Nile. This is what you get for your money:
* Same day return transport from Kampala, if required
* All safety and river gear required for the day
* A full breakfast on arrival
* A light midday meal on the river and cordial drinks en route
* A massive BBQ and all drinks at the end of the day
* The chance to raft 30 km of the biggest and safest white water in the world
* Should you decide to stay over in Jinja, we offer a free night in a dormitory or a discount if you decide to upgrade to a private room.
Each rafting trip is professionally filmed, what better way to complete the perfect day than to relax and watch the day’s action? Copies are available for purchase on either video or DVD (available on PAL or NTSC).
Other N.R.E rafting options
Family Float Trip – Adults US$30 and Kids US$20 –
For the not so adventurous, or the not so tall, why not spend your time drifting down the river from the very Source of the Nile to Bujagali Falls. Beautiful islands, birdlife and low grade rapids make it the ideal family outing for both young and old.
Two day raft trip – US$199- Combo deals Raft / River-board (US$140- p.p.)