Grade 2 Family Float trip.
The best way to see the Nile with the whole family!
NEW for 2018/2019 season!! A benefit to our new Whitewater trip route is we can now offer you an incredible whitewater float trip - departing everyday and a minimum age of 6 years.
Scheduled Kampala pick-ups:
Fat Cats Backpackers (Next to Acacia Mall) 6:00am
Bushpig backpackers (Acacia Avenue) 6:15am
Oasis Mall (Yusef Lule Rd near Golf course) 6:25am
Red Chili Backpackers (Butabika) 6:50am
Bigger groups where we are likely to fill the whole vehicle just with you we can be more flexible and offer a pick up from your exact location. Please enquire at time of booking.
Jinja and Jinja area.
Nile River Camp / Black Lantern 7:45am
Jinja town 8:00am - 8:15am
Meet at the base 8:30am
We start at the same put in point as our whitewater rafting trip - just 20min drive outside Jinja town.
After a quick safety briefing we push out to the river above the rapid ‘Jaws’ a big volume grade 2+ rapid which will get us wet and the adrenaline pumping!
Pyramid rapid (Grade 2) and the grade 1 ‘Giggitty Giggitty’ rapid are next before we float and meander our way down the river, taking our time to swim and enjoy the riverine life and the nature around us.
A 6km section of river in total we take out just above the big grade 5 rapids of ‘Overtime’ and ‘The Dutchman’.
Combine this trip with a brunch or lunch at The Haven lodge which is right next door to our end point, or we will transport you back to Jinja.
This trip will combine the logistics of our whitewater trips as a standard - which means sticking to the timings as stated on this page. If you have a large group and would like a bespoke trip please contact us and we can give you a dedicated itinerary and price. This is a perfect trip for school groups looking for a half day itinerary and can be combined with other activities such as Mountain Biking or Horse riding for an incredible adventure day in Jinja.
What to bring:
Shorts and t-shirt to wear on the water - if you sunburn easily consider long sleeves.
Suncream - you will be out in the sun for 2 hours - sunburn is our most common injury.
A change of clothes including a hoody or jacket for the drive home.
Any personal medication.
A water bottle - we have gone plastic bottle free - you will find water available throughout the day and we have cups should you need them.
Money to pay on arrival, extras such as t-shirts can also be bought from the base.
A sense of humour. It helps make the day a whole load more fun!
Minimum age 6yrs.
Average physical health
Please inform us of any medical conditions, asthma, epilepsy, allergies etc.
Contact us for dietary requirements.