Day Tour Activities at Jinja Source of the Nile – Uganda Safaris. When it comes to day trips or tours in Uganda, Jinja in Eastern Uganda is one of the top destinations because it’s the source of the Nile River which offers tourists several adventure activities.
Activities at the source of the Nile River in Jinja are adrenaline-raising with great experiences even on just day tours, especially for adventure-loving persons. Jinja is situated in Eastern Uganda and known to have the source of the Nile River which is about 6,650 km long that flows across 11 African countries.
Jinja town is also referred to as the adrenaline capital of East Africa with many travelers visiting the destination for tours. If you are wondering how to get away on a weekend or on a short day tour, then a visit to Jinja is worth undertaking. Here are the different activities that can be undertaken on the Nile River waters and around;
White water rafting: White water rafting is an activity for adventure seekers, adrenaline pumping and amazing. In case you want to have an adventure tour in Uganda, never forget to include a white water rafting experience on your trip.
White water rafting is done on the Nile River in Jinja. White water rafting does not require any experience and there are different grades that suit different kinds of rafters. The minimum age for grade 3 is 14 years and the minimum age for grade 5 is 16 years.
For families, there is a Grade 2 family float which takes about 11.5 hours on the water. During the raft, experience enjoys epic scenery, swim relax and enjoy the Nile.
The minimum age for the family float is 6 years with no necessary experience. On white water rafting experiences, there is a guaranteed full safety team all through the trip.
Riverboard: The Riverboard experience is one that is different from the rafting experience as individuals use boards to ride through the waves and have a very different perspective. You take a bodyboard to hold onto and a pair of fins strapped to your feet.
However, riverboard isn’t for the faint-hearted as you find yourself swimming into and through some of the biggest waves ever. Training is given before one undertakes the activity with an expert team ready to watch over you during the experience. When underwater, do not breathe.
Kayaking: Tandem kayaking lets you take on some of the biggest and best rapids in a single day. Facing huge wave trains, crashing white water, and powerful hydraulics, it’s a team effort between you and your guide to making it through all of the rapids successfully.
You will paddle the Nile River with expert tandem kayaking guides who know the river very well. When kayaking, you seat in the front of a double seater kayak and provide the power to get through the waves with your guide in the back seat instructing you when to put in the energy and steering you both safely down the rapids.
What to pack for a rafting trip at the Nile River
At Acacia Safaris, we offer day trips to Jinja for an experience on the Nile River, plan a weekend getaway or family trip with us at affordable costs. We also offer all kinds of activity trips in East Africa including Uganda safaris, Rwanda gorilla tours, Kenya safaris, and Tanzania trips.
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