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White water rafting on River Nile in Uganda stimulating experience

Looking for the best destination for white water rafting?
River Nile the longest river in the world and is a permanent river and  considered the best for white water rafting in the world. This rafting in Uganda is a continuous activity unlike in other places where there is fluctuation of water levels that make the activity seasonal.
White water rafting on river Nile is at different grades up to grade 5 rafting which is a thrilling and unforgettable experience. Depending on what your interest and level of experience, you can decide to have a family float, grade 3 or 5 white water rafting which lasts for 4-5 hours. This rafting done near the famous Jinja city and on this trip there is a chance of visiting the source of river Nile from Lake Victoria in the same city.

How safe is whitewater rafting?

White water rafting is an amazing sport because it takes fear out of you, teaches you to keep calm even under immense pressure. Uganda a safe place for this amazing sport.  Done by experienced guides. They are knowledgeable about the sport and the area including the rapids. Before the rafting is done, you are given a brief orientation and get information about what to expect and even how to get prepared. Therefore, even if it is your first time, you will get to know everything and know what to do. All you need is to have extra underwear.
Rafters are carefully taken though the aspects of safety like how to keep holding the rope, how to paddle and even how you can fall out of the raft in a right way. These precautions are to ensure safety and rafters are always advised to keep calm, hold their breath and be confident while on this stimulating sport of whitewater rafting.

What are levels of rafting in Uganda?

There are mainly 4 levels following different routes and you are free to make a choice of what you want. Family float is the easiest route for just floating on the river and is for those who are less prepared. This route avoids the rapids and is very calming. There are grade 3 and 4 which are moderate routes and avoid the main rapids. Grade 5 the highest and follows the route which has high rapids and  meant for the most prepared participants.

What about the rafting routes?

The main route in Jinja on the Nile has 9 rapids and four of them are grade 5 as you go downstream. This route is about 26 km and you will enjoy other adventures like meeting fishermen on the way and encountering even the locals washing their clothes along the river.
Worry about falling on rocks? River Nile as a permanent river has deep waters and there are no worries of falling on rocks conquering the rapids. Navigating through the rapids with experienced and knowledgeable guides guarantees 100% of safety during whitewater rafting in Uganda on river Nile. Unlike other countries where there are dangers of falling on rocks, in Uganda it is so minimal.

What you should know about whitewater rafting in Uganda

It is safe because the water is deep and no worries of falling on rocks during rafting.
Before the activity, rafters given orientation and training and can make choice of the grade they want while enjoying the adventure.
You need extra clothes for your comfort so as to change after enjoying the activity.
When you book with lifetime holidays Uganda, we make sure that best, experienced and knowledgeable guides take you through this thrilling adventure.
The prices for rafting vary from company to company but it is not more than $200 per person.
You can contact our tour expert today and have a tailor made trip that can suit your needs.