Did You Know?

The volume of water at the wild rapids where White-water rafting and kayaking take place is equivalent to ten times that of the River Zambezi.

In Uganda, adventure is synonymous with Jinja and the River Nile, and a trip to Uganda is never complete without visiting both. Although Jinja is a small quiet town, one only needs to venture a short distance from the town centre to find that it is also a giant playground for thrill seekers. From mountain biking to white-water rafting; from bungee jumping to quad biking; from horse riding to jet boating; from paddle boarding to fishing excursions, there are enough adrenaline-fuelled activities in Jinja to keep everyone’s pulse racing.

At the heart of this playground is the River Nile, which starts its six thousand, eight hundred and sixty three kilometre journey to the Mediterranean Sea, in Jinja. The stretch of the White Nile between Jinja and Bujagali is world famous for its wild rapids; the volume of water here is equivalent to ten times that of the River Zambezi. Thankfully, the river is not overcrowded with motorised boats and engines; on the contrary, river traffic at the source is limited to dugout canoes, kayaks, rafts and elusive river otters and monitor lizards.

Adventure Top Experiences

Nile White Water Rafting

Nile Kayaking

Bungee Jumping

Mountain Biking

Quad Biking

What You Need To Know

Location And Getting There

Kampala is located in Eastern Uganda, on the shores of Lake Victoria, 80 kms from Kampala. Drive time from Kampala is about one and a half hours.

Climate And When To Visit

Jinja experiences temperate, tropical climate with temperatures averaging 23°C. The warmest month on average is January and the coolest, June.

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