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White water rafting across rapids on the Nile (Rafting Uganda)

Enjoy a thrilling day of white water rafting in Jinja, Uganda’s adventure capital, and delight your senses! White water rafting requires expertise, just like any other activity, and maybe a little bit of an adrenaline junkie. You must remain calm and simply take in the cooling slap of the waves as they block the sun’s glaring rays with each long splash. The Nile may be extremely unpredictable, and many people end up tumbling off the raft due to the ferocity of the waves. Being on the longest river in the world is nearly incredible and certainly something to brag about.

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White water rafting on Nile in Jinja

After breakfast, you will receive a training on what to expect and what to do in various situations. You will then be separated into teams that will be on various rafts, either teams of 9 or 8 depending on the capacity of the raft. Before boarding your raft and departing for your ideal experience, a group photo with your guide is taken. The guide will give you tips, and one thing that is unmistakably emphasized is to “stay calm” and let the waves carry you to the smoother part of the river. On the calm section of the river, you will practice several scenarios like long distance swimming, what to do if the raft flips over, and how to hang on to the kayak. a place along the river where you might be promptly located and rescued by your fellow rafters.

Knowing from experience that the prospect of getting sucked up by the waves sends your entire body into a frenzy, it might be difficult to maintain composure. There are two cameramen on each point during the rafting, and they make sure to get to the rapids before you do. They will record every beautiful moment as well as some terrifying ones with many faces showing complete dread.

You will get a lunch break that lasts roughly an hour after five rapids. Spend some time relaxing your arms after paddling, and if you prefer, go swimming in the Nile River. When the hour is up, you’ll start paddling again to reach the remaining rapids—about three of them. After the last rapid, you can have some beer and grill while congratulating each other on making it through the Nile’s waters.

You can watch some humorous photographs of your teammates enjoying themselves and taking pictures with you at home. You can even purchase the film as a team to commemorate those priceless moments. Then, after being picked up and dropped off at your chosen location, you won’t have any regrets about the exciting day you had!

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