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Kayak the River Nile

1 Day Uganda Tour - Kampala Day Trip

Challenge yourselves to the biggest volume kayaking trip on the planet! A specialist kayak guide will take you down all of the Nile’s grade 5 rapids in a specialised double white-water kayak. If you roll over, just hold on and your guide will roll you back upright!

Only $160 PP

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Tandem kayaking on the River Nile. Image © Kayak the Nile

Kayaking the River Nile!

Depart from Kampala Backpackers or Red Chili: 06:30 (departure)
Depart from Oasis Mall Nakumatt near the Elephant statue: 07:00 (departure)
Depart from Fat Cat Back Packers: 07:15 (departure)

You’ll have an early start to the day and be collected from your pickup point at Fat Cat Backpackers, Oasis Mall, Red Chilli or Kampala Backpackers. You will then head east through Mabira Forest to the home of the source of the River Nile. Once you arrive at the river you’ll be instructed by experienced and trained kayaking professional who will take you out for a full day of grade 5 rapids down the river Nile! Snacks will be provided on the river to keep your energy up and you can enjoy the birds and wildlife of the Nile, if you can hear them over the roar of the white water that is! On your return to dry land, and after a buffet lunch and a beer, you’ll be driven back to Kampala arriving at around dusk.

N.B. This itinerary is based on you using the shuttle bus for your transportation. For other vehicle options please see the 'Cars Tab'.

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Shuttle Bus

This tour is based on you using a shuttle bus for your transportation. This bus runs along a set route at scheduled times so make sure that you catch it!
Kampala to Jinja
- Kampala Backpackers at 06:30
- Red Chilli Hideaway at 06:30
- Nakumatt Oasis Mall at 07:00
- Fat Cat Backpackers at 07:15
If you would like private transport for this trip please contact us with which vehicle you would like to use and your chosen pick up and drop off locations.
*If you want to take advantage of your free nights accommodation at the River Nile (please see conditions) you can catch the return bus to Kampala the next day.

Day Trip Vehicle Upgrade – 4×4 Supercustom

This tour does not include private transport but we have a variety of vehicles which are available to hired for this trip. The 4x4 Toyota Supercustom is a practical option for group tours as they offer space, comfort and are reliable vehicles. Each vehicle can comfortably seat eight people as well as a driver. When adding this vehicle upgrade you can choose your pick up and drop off location in Kampala. For other pick up locations such as Entebbe town inform us when enquiring.

For price quote please see "Prices Tab". Please note prices are based per car hired and on pick up and drop in Kampala. For other locations please contact us.

Day Trip Vehicle Upgrade – Classic VW Campervan

The classic Volkswagen Campervan is our signature vehicle. It’s how the company started with its intrepid founders who wanted to test something a little unconventional. It worked! These Campervans were manufactured in Germany and bought to Uganda in the 1970’s. We currently own three Campervans that run trips over a large amount of the country. Clients need to bare in mind that these vehicles were not designed for off-roading. All of our drivers are certified VW mechanics and fix the odd hiccup. We won’t let you miss an activity but we do advise you to appreciate that there may be a few short stops along the way. We added the Toyota’s as some of our clients require speed and air conditioning but if you’re up for an adventure, you might want to consider something a little quirky. Each vehicle seats six around a table and has an MP4 jack (3mm amp) and a subwoofer to blast those 70’s tunes!

For price quote please see "Prices Tab". Please note prices are based per car hired and on pick up and drop in Kampala. For other locations please contact us.

Day Trip Vehicle Upgrade – Landcruiser

Some clients simply prefer a Landcruiser on their trip! They are after all the conventional way to travel on tour. Like the Super Custom, they offer comfort and reliability. They offer more intimacy for small groups of two to four clients and are optimal for single travellers. To take this tour in a landcrusier check out the price tab to add this car for your trip.

For price quote please see "Prices Tab". Please note prices are based per car hired and on pick up and drop in Kampala. For other locations please contact us.

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Price: $160 Per Person

Super Custom: +$110 Per Group

VW Kombi: +$150 Per Group

Land Cruiser Pop Top: +$170 Per Group

This Tour Includes

Transport in a bus between Kampala & Jinja at designated pick up / drop of points.
Meals – Packed breakfast, midday snack, end of the day cold buffet with sodas and beers (please inform us of any dietary requirements in advance)
Bottled Drinking Water (on the river)
All the latest rafting and safety equipment
- N/A
All Activities
- Full day kayaking the River Nile
- Extensive safety briefing and practice drills
Wildlife & Tracking Permits
- N/A
Specialist Guides and Rangers
- Kayaking instructors
- Safety kayakers and raft
A dedicated Tours Manager based in Kampala in daily contact with your Driver/Guide and on call, 24/7 in case of an emergency.

This Tour Excludes

Items marked ‘(*for an additional cost)’
Souvenirs & items of a personal nature
Personal Insurance
International or Domestic Flights
Visas (refer to your embassy)
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