White Water Rafting - Uganda Safari tour: Rwenzori Mountaineering Service

White water rafting is a recreational outdoor activity where rafters use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water. This is often done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water. Dealing with risk and the need for teamwork is often a part of the activity and whole experience. Rafting on certain sections of rivers is considered an extreme sport, and can be fatal, while other sections are not so extreme or difficult.

In Uganda, white water rafting is done on river Nile. The activity can be done as a full day or half day activity depending on your interest. The trip on the water begins slowly and the first few kilometres give the raft guides an opportunity to train their crews fully on all aspects of Nile rafting.

The grading of the rapids rafted on this stretch of the Nile range from 1 – 5. At each of the larger (higher graded) rapids you are given the option of whether you want to go the hard way (through the middle) or the easy way (around the edge).

The choice is voted on, however, it might not always turn out the way you expected because you (everyone in the raft) if do not paddle in the right direction you may not take the route you wanted. For a full day raft, you will go through 5 rafts. You will have lunch along the way and after the last raft (which is a grade 5) you will be offered barbecue and some drinks.