WHITE WATER RAFTING IN JINJA.
Do not let your frights hold you back on this thrilling adventure on the longest river in the world, River Nile. Besides bungee jumping and zip lining, White water rafting stands as the most popular activity in Jinja and teaches one to stay calm under pressure in case he/ she trips over the raft.
Before you enjoy the turbulent rapids, you should know that white water rafting has 5 grading. Among all these, grade 4 and 5 are the fiercest offering thrilling rafting experience. They are most challenging as they flow with a big volume and vigor each with restrictions and routes. One is therefore free to option from any depending as follows:
- Grade 5 gives about 3-4 hours of enjoyment on the river and it begins near Bujjagali falls with the strongest rapids.
- Grade 3 lasts for about 5 hours and it is suitable for all so long as you are above 16 years of age.
Before the commencement of the experience, briefing about the dos and don’ts is provided, skills on how to paddle and fall out of the raft for safety are also provided. Helmets and life jackets are availed as the raft begins .As you go deeper, the strength of the rapids increases hence you will be asked on which route to use either strongest or weakest.
Shifts and rates.
Rafting is organized in 2 shifts of half day and full day (covering about 26 km). Prices ranges from 125 USD and 115 USD and extreme at USD 145 USD.
Photography costs 70 USD per raft and this will be done by the fully experienced safety kayakers.
Enthusiasts ought to be ready for anything with proper clothing and items.
Things to carry when going for white water rafting.
- Enough light clothes for changing into after the raft
- Sun glasses
- Extra money
- Sun cream
- Among others.
How safe is white water rafting in Jinja?
For safety while on the raft, waterproof jackets are provided and helmets. Besides, a fleet of highly experienced kayakers are provided for rescue incase emergencies happen as you navigate through the rapids. Besides, safety boats are provided for the stranded participants. However, when safety precautions are not observed, incidences might occur.
About safety of belongings like valuables, phones, cameras among others, it is recommended you leave them home or at the reserved accommodation facility.
When to go for white water rafting.
White water rafting can be done all year around because River Nile because season rainfall leaves no impacts on it. Most of the travelers prefer visiting Uganda in the dry months of January – February and December – March as the weather is favorable with bright skies and sun. However, if you don’t mind a little rain, wet seasons are also fun.
Book in advance with Chosen Expeditions and Tours to connect you to the best rafting companies in Jinja for lifetime adventure.