1 DAY RIVER NILE AND JINJA ACTIVITIES.
Jinja is known s an adventure city. There are a number of activities that can be carried out . Here below are some of the activities that can be carried out. Some activities may be combined.
a) GRADE 5 WHITE WATER RAFTING
Widely regarded as the best one day rafting trip on the planet. This is the safest and most popular trip down the Nile, challenging legendary rapids in the hands of those who know the river best.
b) GRADE 3 WHITE WATER RAFTING
Choose to paddle as part of a team or opt for a softer option and be rowed downstream by our professional guides in the safety raft. Enjoy a mouth-watering lunch mid-stream on the Nile.
c) FAMILY FLOAT
Family fun for those who want a mellow float in a raft. Ideal trip for younger children to get a chance to float and swim down a peaceful stretch of the river. Drift down calm green pools while getting up close to the remarkable bird life along the Victoria Nile.
d) BUNJEE JUMPING
Leap over the source of the Nile from one of the most spectacular bungee jumping sites in the world. We specialize in tandem jumps, water touches. Frequency: Jumps can be organized at most times.
e) WHITE WATER INTRODUCTION
We know that White-water rafting is not for everyone and there are many out there that want to see the river and rapids, but not risk a potential flip and swim! Our White-water introduction is perfect for you and will take you through some of the most scenic parts of the river Nile, allowing you to get up close to some of the largest rapids and falls on the Nile, without the worry of ‘going under’.
You will enter the river just below Kalagala Falls and next to Wild Waters Lodge. Here you will be able to drift next to some of the most conserved riverine forests on the Nile and be able to learn about the river flows, currents, eddies and water features that create some of the most renowned rapids in the world. Just below Wild waters Lodge you will be able to view the complex and enormously exciting ‘Hypoxia’ rapid. This rapid is almost inaccessible and only from the river can you enjoy its explosive character.
With a couple of river features to follow, you will then pass by the Buganda Kingdoms sites of cultural and national importance and then drift pleasantly down towards the base of Itanda Falls with your guide paddling you and teaching you about our river operations, safety and how we have guided thousands of people safely on the River Nile for the last 30 years.
After this and arriving at our Malubisi Adventure island, located between two Grade 4 rapids called ‘Vengeance’ and ‘Novocain’ you will disembark on the island for a BBQ and talk that will introduce you to the 2 rapids and allow you to view rafters and kayakers in action on the rapids. This island allows you the choice of 2 options, you can either raft with your guide through ‘Vengeance’ or you can portage (walk) through the island and meet the team below the rapid! The choice is yours!
f) FAMILY RAFTING (11:30hrs – 14:30hrs)
Experiencing the Nile with the whole family can be an experience that is both rewarding for the parents and the children. Our family white water rafting trips let you sit back and relax as our guides take over entertaining your kids, but also making sure they are learning about the river and taking safety seriously.
We tailor each trip to the specific needs of your family – whether you have a family full of adventurers or first-time rafters, we will ensure you have one of the best days ever on the River Nile.
The adventure on the river is complimented by access to our ‘Malubisi Adventure island’. Here you will have the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas while your guides prepare a BBQ lunch and cold drinks. The island is nestled between 2 Grade 4 rapids and for the adventurous; we can offer a taster of our full package experience, by rafting the lower section of our aptly named ‘Vengeance’ rapid. If they are still building their confidence we can then walk them through the island allowing access to the quieter pools below the island.
NOTE - Family Rafting requires min of 4 pax: 2 Adults and 2 children to operate
g) SOURCE OF THE NILE BOAT RIDE
The Nile River meanders through 4 countries of Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt before getting to the Mediterranean sea. Jinja is where the journey begins. Take a boat ride to the start of this river’s great journey. Get to see the spot where John Speke stood as the first European to get to the source of the Nile, and a spot where Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were scattered near the source of River Nile.
h) MABIRA FOREST
For those who are visiting Kampala city for a few days and would like to go somewhere for a day trip, Mabira Forest might be your calling. Mabira Forest has been protected since 1932 and it is home to many endangered species referred to as the Old World Monkey only found in Uganda.
Activities here include:
Community tours and
i) QUAD BIKING
This is a guided safari on the banks of River Nile taking you off the beaten track. The quad bike safari takes you through the farms, forests and villages with various interactions and encounters among the warm indigenous people.
j) HORSE RIDING
Whether you are an experienced rider or have no previous experience at all, you will be guided to ride along the Nile River on the different schedules. From one hour, 1.5 hours, 2 hours, sunset rides and for the little ones, yes there are pony rides too.
For experienced riders, there are overnight rides and multiday rides. Inquire with us for further bookings.