2 Day Whitewater Rafting in Jinja
A Whitewater Rafting in Jinja is an interesting trip as you get to go for white water rafting on the world’s longest river, the Nile. Jinja Source of the Nile excursion requires driving from Kampala via Mabira forest, roadside markets, tea, and sugar plantations. You may have lunch before taking you boat ride to the exact point of the source.
There many boats strategically stationed at the source of the Nile to take clients to the point. This boat excursion takes like one hour and you will have an opportunity to bird on the source of the Nile. Due to traffic jam on Kampala-Jinja road, one is advised to start very early in the morning so that there is ample time to return to Kampala in time. If you have some spare time, you may as well take a tour in and around jinja to explore more about what Jinja has to offer in terms of tours and excursions.
What is Whitewater Rafting in Jinja?
Jinja source of the Nile is a point where River Nile starts its long journey to Mediterranean Sea. By visit the source of the Nile, you would have seen the source of the longest river on planet earth and also the largest flesh water lake in Africa. Whitewater Rafting in Jinja there has been controversies about the source of the Nile with Rwanda claiming that the source of the mighty River Nile is in Nyungwe Forest. This is not the case at all since all rivers that originate from Rwanda, Rwenzori pour their water in Lake Victoria and it’s from Lake Victoria at Jinja that we get to see River Nile separating from Lake Victoria to start its long journey northwards. Experience Whitewater Rafting in Jinja and Paradise Adventure Vacations day trips to go and view the source of the Nile. Jinja has over the years gained a strong reputation of fun and adventure. The availability of spectacular physical features including the source of the longest river in the world has attracted multitudes of people from far and wide who opt to experience fun and adventure during their visit to The Pearl of Africa. The wonders of Jinja are quite invigorating and the popular tour activities are just right even for the most adventurous of people.
Most people usually prefer to use the services of a Tour Safari Company in Uganda so that they fully enjoy these wonders. Visit Uganda and take part in these Jinja tourist activities. Some of the wonders of Jinja and popular tour activities include the following;
Whitewater Rafting in Jinja on River Nile is best done in groups and an all-day rafting session covers a distance of about 21 kilometers through eight big rapids. In some parts, the water is calm, clear and perfect for swimming. Plenty of bird species can also be seen hovering around. Rafting on the Nile is a great highlight of Jinja tourist activities.
Bungee Jumping: Jinja is well known for Bungee Jumping, an adrenaline pumping experience where you plunge yourself 43 meters down into open space before partly immersing yourself into the Nile water at the Nile High Bungee. Bungee jumping is an activity much loved by those who want to test the limits of their adventure spirits.
Source of river Nile: The River Nile has its source in Uganda. At this point the Nile water is seen setting off from the still Lake Victoria water at a reasonable speed before making its way up to the Mediterranean sea, making it the longest river in the world.
Boat Rides along the Nile: A typical tour in Jinja is bound to include a boat ride along the River Nile. Boat Rides give visitors a chance to encounter lots of bird species and stunning scenery. Bird watching is best done while on one of these boat rides.
Quad Biking: Quad biking takes adventure to a whole other level and does not require prior driving experience. A free training session is conducted before each safari and trips are tailored to suit the riders’ ability and give the best possible adventure of whitewater rafting in jinja. Sliding across the puddles and potholes in mud makes quad biking much more fun.
Kayaking: Kayaking on River Nile is a great way to experience the river up close. The weather is always right foe Kayakers to explore the Nile, the beautiful surroundings and exotic birds.
Horse Riding: Horse riding is done along the shores of River Nile and it is a great way to explore Uganda’s beauty. The surrounding landscape and the local communities make horse riding such a fun and adventurous experience.Whitewater Rafting in Jinja also you can do some of birdwatcher also stand a chance of encountering many of the different bird species along the shores of River Nile.
Day 1: Travel to Jinja
You will be driven to Jinja by our professional guide. The guide will take you through Mabira tropical forest which is a natural forest with a variety of primates and birds. You will proceed to Jinja with a stopover at Owen Fall Dam where the hydroelectric power for Uganda is generated then after to Nile Ripon falls. Whitewater Rafting in Jinja continue to Bujagali falls where you will spend some time there watching the beautiful sceneries and the drivers as they swim through those rapids. Have lunch then in the afternoon you will go for rafting which is one of the most exciting activities done on the source of the Nile. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Jinja.
Destination: Jinja City
Luxury: Nile Village Hotel & Spa | Hotel paradise on the Nile
Mid-Range: King Fisher Resort | Source of the Smile Hotel & Guesthouse
Budget: Jinja Basecamp | Living Waters Resort
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drinking Water Throughout
Day 2: Boat Ride on the Nile
Early morning after breakfast, you go for a boat ride on the Nile and visit the source of the Nile which is an interesting experience for you. Return at the lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you will start your journey back to Kampala.
Destination: Kampala/Entebbe International Airport
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch
Drinking Water Throughout
White water Rafting
Sunset boat cruise
Samuka Island visit
A professional driver/guide
Round-trip airport transfer
Meals Plan on Full-board
Drinking water and fruits
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips and Visa
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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OUR SAFARI PRICE BASED ON BUDGET, MID-RANGE AND LUXURY:
1 Person $ 766
2 People $ 580
3 People $ 560
4 People $ 472
5 People $ 432
1 Person $ 961
2 People $ 722
3 People $ 678
4 People $ 519
5 People $ 457
1 Person $ 999
2 People $ 761
3 People $ 698
4 People $ 612
5 People $ 536