Nalubale Rafting Exclusive!
All inclusive weekend out of the City!
We designed these packages for those of you who want a complete and all-inclusive weekend out of Kampala. We pick you up on Friday evening at 5pm and get you back on Sunday night.
Our basic package is the best value for money with dormitory accommodation at the Nile River Camp, all your meals, most drinks and a full day whitewater rafting. Option 2 upgrades you to the Nile Porch for a a more luxurious experience. Option 3 turns your great weekend into the greatest weekend by adding a tour on the Mvule Boat on Sunday.
Weekend packages need a minimum of 4 people to run the Friday evening shuttle, it is still possible to run a trip with smaller numbers but with an additional transport surcharge.
Weekend Package #1. Basic.
Weekend package option 1 includes dormitory accommodation at the Nile River Camp and costs $195pp .
Weekend Package #2. Upgrade.
Weekend package option 2 upgrades you to the Nile Porch and goes for $315 / $395 double / single occupancy.
Ultimate Weekend Package #3
Add a day trip on the beautiful Mvule Boat - Jinja's most exciting new activity. After rafting on Saturday and a great evening eating and relaxing, on Sunday Morning you'll sail on Kaya, a beautiful hand made wooden boat for a trip on Lake Victoria to secluded forests and sheltered bays. The Mvule Boat sails from Jinja town between 10am and 4pm. After finishing your trip we'll take you back to Kampala.
Transport: Scheduled Kampala pick-ups:
We run a scheduled Kampala pick up at 5pm Friday afternoon form Oasis Mall. If another location is more convenient for you please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. (Minimum 4pax needed for Friday shuttle to run).
When you arrive to Jinja on Friday night you order whatever meal you like from your accommodation including one free drink.
After spending the night at the NRC or Nile Porch we will pick you up at 7.45am and bring you to our base in town where you will get a delicious breakfast before heading out to the river for a full day of rafting. During the day we stop for a delicious lunch and keep you hydrated with plenty of beers on the drive home.
Saturday night at NRC we include a BBQ, at the Nile Porch you can order whatever you like from the menu. On Sunday depending on your plans you also can order breakfast and lunch all inclusive of the weekend package price.
Transport back to Kampala departs fro the Nile River Camp / Nile Porch at 2pm on Sunday afternoon.
Our 1 day trip covers roughly 25km of the Nile. We start on the flat water just a couple of kilometers downstream of the Bujagali Dam where we'll run through a comprehensive safety training with you. By the time you get to your first rapid of the day (Overtime) you'll be feeling like a professional! Immediately after Overtime comes the choice between the grade 4+ Chop Suey and grade 4 Retrospect, (water level dependent). Then comes some flat water and a chance to relax before Bubugo which though small to the eye often flips rafts over! Another short flat before the incredible Itanda Falls! Itanda is a mandatory portage, being much too dangerous for us to commercially raft, we do however run the bottom third of the rapid known as the 'Bad Place'. Water level dependent there are 3 line choices here all depending how brave you are feeling!! That is the morning done and we escape the river for a short break at our lunch spot - a beautiful piece of land on the western shores of the river. After getting suitably refreshed we get back on the river and have 3 rapids in quick succession, Vengeance, Hair of the Dog and Kulu Shaker, all similar grade 3/4 wave trains - all incredibly fun! The last rapid of the day - Nile Special - is a series of 3 incredible waves all named after beer, Nile Special, Bell's hole and Club wave! After going through Nile Special you then get to enjoy a cold one as we reach our take-out and plenty of cold beers just a couple of hundred meters beyond.
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 4 - 5 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 humor. It helps make the day a whole load more fun!
Minimum age grade 3 - 14yrs / grade 5 - 16yrs
Average physical health
Please inform us of any medical conditions, asthma, epilepsy, allergies etc.
Contact us for dietary requirements.