Three Day Nile Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Three Day Nile Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Short Overview

Uganda is a haven for adrenaline junkies, with Jinja in the country's east being the unofficial capital of extreme sports.

Our three day Jinja whitewater rafting experience takes you to the very source of the mighty River Nile for an unforgettable rafting experience.

Why us ?
Unlimited game drives with expert guides
Private 4x4 custom safari vehicles
AMREF air rescue insurance included in each trip

All year round


Details of Three Day Nile Whitewater Rafting Adventure


You'll depart from Entebbe after breakfast for the drive to the nation's adrenaline capital, Jinja.

Located at the source of the River Nile, Jinja has become an adventurer's playground due to its rugged canyons and churning river waters. Arriving in time for lunch in town, you'll then board a boat and emulate the African Queen with your own trip down the NIle in search of its source.

Along the way, you'll spot a variety of bird life out on the waters, pass the place where Mahatma Ghandi's ashes were spread, and finally come to the point where the mighty Nile finds its origin.

In the afternoon, should time allow, Shadows of Africa can arrange additional activities such as:

  • Bungee jumping;
  • Fishing excursions;
  • Kayaking;
  • Quad biking;
  • Romantic sunset cruise on the Nile.

In all cases, these additional activities attract an additional cost. Speak with your safari expert about your options.

You'll overnight in one of the many beautiful lodges located along the banks of the Nile.


It's a day for the truly adventurous today, as you'll venture out onto the River Nile's famous rapids for what has been described as "the best one day rafting experience on the planet".

Kitted out with all of the latest safety equipment and treated to a safety briefing before you set out, you'll then experience the speed and power of this mighty river as you and your team negotiate its rapids. 

You'll take lunch on one of the islands along the way, and return to your lodge in the late afternoon.


After breakfast, you'll return to Entebbe.


Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1 - ENTEBBE - JINJA Nile river cruise. Optional activities. (L,D)

  • DAY 2 - JINJA One day Nile whitewater rafting experience. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3 - JINJA - ENTEBBE Transfer. (B)

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner


  • Experience one of the world's most beloved whitewater rafting routes.

  • Take a cruise to the source of the River Nile.

  • Optional activities in Jinja including bungee jumping and kayaking.

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
Expert Advice

Expert Advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
Your One Stop African Operator

Your One Stop African Operator

We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.