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We designed these packages for those of you who want a complete and all-inclusive weekend out of Kampala. We will pick you up either on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning depending on the package you choose, and get you back on Sunday night.
Our basic packages options 1 & 2 are the best value for money with dormitory accommodation at the Light House, all your meals (including the most amazing BBQ), most drinks and a full day whitewater rafting. Options 3 & 4 upgrade you to the Nile Porch for a a more luxurious experience.
The waves look a lot bigger from down here... Been rafting already? Want to see the river from a whole new perspective? Join us for an incredible day running the mighty rapids of the White Nile with nothing more than a pair of fins strapped to your feet and a bodyboard to hold onto!!
Our 1 day trip covers roughly 19km 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. We start the day with Jaws, Pyramid and Giggitty Giggitty, a great easy section of grade 2 whitewater to train you up and whet your appetite before the big stuff.
By the time you get to your first major rapid of the day - Overtime (grade 5) 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 (Grade 3/4) which though small to the eye often flips rafts over! After Bubugo we go visit the legendary rapid ‘Superhole’ (grade 3) for a spot of raft surfing before continuing down and having some light refreshments during a 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!! Vengeance finishes up our day, a grade 4,
two-tier rapid which can often offer a flip for those who dare hit the biggest waves! After loading our truck and a short 15min drive we stop at our Riverside base to enjoy a great meal and cold beers overlooking the river! All in all a great way to finish the day. From here we’ll have transport back to wherever you’re heading either Jinja or Kampala.
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 Light House 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 Light House 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 from the Light House at 2pm on Sunday afternoon.
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!