White Water Rafting

White Water RaftingWhite water rafting is one of the most popular sports for both local Ugandans and the Uganda's tourists.

Although, the Nile and the Bujagali Falls have been in existence for as long as the Almighty God endowed Uganda with this world wonder, the white water rafting sport on the Nile has just been discovered, thanks be to the peace and stability in the country.

On the Nile River, white-water rafting is an unforgettable experience; most rafting operators are based near Jinja, a town at the confluence of the Nile and Lake Victoria. Let the Hallmarks tours & travel organize for you this adrenaline taking adventure.

Victoria Nile: White Water Rafting, Uganda.

This is relatively new territory for paddlers, with a first descent in 1996 by a Minnesotan of questionable sanity. As such the 300-mile Victoria Nile, which flows from Lake Victoria to Lake Albert, still holds ample surprises--the scariest being a 55-mile stretch that drops one continuous Class IV-V rapid after the next for 800 feet. A quarter of that drop, by the way, takes place at 200-foot Murchison Falls, a mandatory portage.
Jinja, near Kampala, is a good first stop for a couple of days of relaxation. It is a quiet town with a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and also, it is the home of Uganda's white water rafting industry. The rafting is awesome; they claim more grade five rapids than the more famous Zambezi rafting.

 

It is a full day's entertainment with the rafting rounded off by an excellent meal near the river. Jinja is also at the source of the Nile so don't miss out on the visit to the plaque marking the spot where the Nile leaves Lake Victoria on its long, long journey to the sea. There is a definite mystique attached to the Nile, something quite exciting knowing that the water flowing past your feet will continue its progress through the deserts of Sudan, past the Valley of the Kings and through Cairo to Alexandria.
More than four thousand miles in length, the Nile is the longest river on the planet. Until very recently no one had dared to challenge this river at its source in Uganda - some of the most powerful and sustained rapids on earth. Up to seven times the volume of the Zambezi thunders between heavily forested islands, creating massive rapids. After exploding through these 'monsters ' we drift lazily through large pools, in hot equatorial sunshine - until the next one!! This is white water rafting at its best.