2 Days of Whitewater Rafting in Jinja

A Whitewater Rafting in Jinja is an interesting trip as you get to go whitewater rafting on the world’s longest river, the Nile. Jinja Source of the Nile excursion requires driving from Kampala via Mabira forest, roadside markets, tea, and sugar plantations. You may have lunch before taking you a boat ride to the exact point of the source.

Their many boats were strategically stationed at the source of the Nile to take clients to the point. This boat excursion takes like one hour and you will have an opportunity to bird on the source of the Nile. Due to traffic jams on Kampala-Jinja road, one is advised to start very early in the morning so that there is ample time to return to Kampala in time. If you have some spare time, you may as well take a tour in and around Jinja to explore more about what Jinja has to offer in terms of tours and excursions.

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Whitewater Rafting Safari Highlights

  • Day 1: Travel to Jinja
  • Day 2: Boat Ride on the Nile
  • Activities: Ziplining in Mbaira Forest, White Water Rafting, Boat Cruise, Jinja City Tour.
  • Optional Activities: Bungee Jumping, Quad Biking, Kayaking, Source of river Nile, and Horse riding.

Detailed 2 Days of Whitewater Rafting in Jinja

Day 1: Travel to Jinja

Travel to Jinja with a Stopover at Mabira Forest for Ziplining Activity

You will be driven to Jinja by our professional guide. The guide will take you through the Mabira tropical forest which is a natural forest with a variety of primates and birds. You will proceed to Jinja with a stopover at Owen Fall Dam where the hydroelectric power for Uganda is generated then after to Nile Ripon falls.

Whitewater Rafting in Jinja continue to Bujagali falls where you will spend some time there watching the beautiful sceneries and the drivers as they swim through those rapids. Have lunch then in the afternoon you will go rafting which is one of the most exciting activities done on the source of the Nile. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Jinja.

Day 2: Boat Ride on the Nile

White Water Rafting and Boat Ride on the Nile

Early morning after breakfast, you go for a boat ride on the Nile and visit the source of the Nile which is an interesting experience for you. Return to the lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you will start your journey back to Kampala.

Optional Activities on 2 Days Whitewater Rafting in Jinja

Bungee Jumping

Jinja is well known for Bungee Jumping, an adrenaline-pumping experience where you plunge yourself 43 meters down into open space before partly immersing yourself into the Nile water at the Nile High Bungee. Bungee jumping is an activity much loved by those who want to test the limits of their adventurous spirits.

Source of river Nile

The River Nile has its source in Uganda. At this point the Nile water is seen setting off from the still Lake Victoria water at a reasonable speed before making its way up to the Mediterranean sea, making it the longest river in the world. Boat Rides along the Nile: A typical tour in Jinja is bound to include a boat ride along the River Nile. Boat Rides give visitors a chance to encounter lots of bird species and stunning scenery. Bird watching is best done while on one of these boat rides.

Quad Biking

Quad biking takes adventure to a whole other level and does not require prior driving experience. A free training session is conducted before each safari and trips are tailored to suit the riders’ ability and give the best possible adventure of whitewater rafting in jinja. Sliding across the puddles and potholes in mud makes quad biking much more fun.


Kayaking on River Nile is a great way to experience the river up close. The weather is always right for Kayakers to explore the Nile, the beautiful surroundings, and exotic birds.

Horse riding

Horse riding is done along the shores of the River Nile and it is a great way to explore Uganda’s beauty. The surrounding landscape and the local communities make horse riding such a fun and adventurous experience. Whitewater Rafting in Jinja also you can do some the birdwatcher also stands a chance of encountering many of the different bird species along the shores of the River Nile.

2 Days of Whitewater Rafting in Jinja Inclusions and Exclusions

Tour Inclusions

Safari Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour.
  • Tips and Visa
  • Personal items
  • The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees.
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Safari Quotation

  • ACCOMMODATION: King Fisher Resort | Source of the Smile Hotel & Guesthouse.
  • MEAL PLAN: Mid-Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • 1 Person $ 950.
  • 2 People $ 720
  • 3 People $680.
  • 4 People $520
  • 5 People $460
  • Drinking Water throughout.