If adventure and thrill seeking gets your pulse racing, then it’s worth a trip to Uganda to check out White Nile Rafting Limited. They describe themselves as a “multi adventure company” and that really covers it very nicely! Many of their activities take place on the river as you would perhaps expect, but several are land based too.
The company started in 2009 and was originally focused on kayaking but they are now the fastest growing rafting company on the Nile River. They are based in Buwenda Village near Bujagali, which is 80 km East of Kampala City. Flights to Entebbe from London generally take around 11 hours with a stopover, Bujagali is then less than a 3 hour drive. The team are proud of their award-winning instructors, with an 100% safety record and all having CPR/ First Aid certification they should be; they are professional, warm, friendly and go above and beyond to ensure you have an amazing experience. The extra details are what really makes White Nile Rafting Limited stand out; they’ll give you photos of your experience and the trips include huge, delicious meals and even cold beers! It’s worth noting that some of the experiences have minimum age requirements; safety is a big priority with this company.
Which activity to choose is going to be your biggest problem (and in fact a lot of their clients choose several!). On the river you can partake in kayaking, river boarding, or the slightly more sedate fishing trips or sunset boat cruise. They also arrange safaris, village walks, horse riding or for real thrill seekers why not try mountain biking, quad biking, bungee jumping or the Mabira Zipline.
For a truly ultimate experience, why not pick the Grade 5 Nile Rafting Experience. This trip gives you a full day charging through 8 Grade 3-5 rapids all the time surrounded by the majestic River Nile. A large breakfast, snacks on the river and a delicious BBQ with those cold beers ensures that you have the energy needed to cope with the heart pounding thrills! Pick up and drop off from Kampala and Jinja is included free of charge, while on the trip you stay at a well-established campsite with free Wi-Fi, comfortable bedding and a campfire. After an extensive safety briefing and practice drills you hit the rapids! 8 major rapids across 25 km are tackled; a safety boat accompanies you just in case! A professional photographer takes sensational photos of your adventure and these are presented to you free of charge as the perfect souvenir.
So to really live on the wild side, pick White Nile Rafting Limited to take you on a whirlwind adventure; it’ll be one of the most memorable days of your life and a big tick on the bucket list!
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