White water rafting on the Nile river is high on many people’s list of things to do in Jinja and Uganda. With some lots of good rapids (including some maximum class 5 ones) and a beautiful river with high volume it’s ideal. There are some very exciting sections with space between to lay back and float along taking in the scenery and enjoying the wildlife, particularly the many species of birds to be found here.
For those who want to take an easier line, there’s an option of taking the safety boat and family float trips so that children less then 14 years old can also enjoy time on the water from the Owens Falls Dam down to Itanda Falls.
There are no crocodiles or hippos in this section of the River. These upper reaches of the River Nile are becoming a ‘must do’ for international kayakers. There have been several competitions held over the last three years and Ugandan kayakers have finished prominently in the results. On any day there will be groups from all over the world here pitting their skills against the challenges that the river throws up at them.