Number 5: An adrenaline dose from Rafting River Nile.
This is the fifth of our five boat experiences on Ugandan water. First was Lake Mulehe, linked herein. Second was the wild Murchison Falls National Park also linked here. Third was the scenic Albert, click on this link. And yesterday we went sports fishing in the fresh Lake Victoria, check out the link. In our final leg, we sought out the adrenaline-filled rafting on River Nile.
By View Uganda
Are you feeling plain old? Plain stuck maybe? Or you just bored of the relationship, then this adventure is exactly what you need. In fact, put it on your bucket list for valentine, you will not regret! It entails overriding 8 major rapids of river that are well spaced over a scenic 24 kilometer stretch. Imagine that!
This pushes you to the limits and enables you re-discover your strength, or just how good you are at maneuvering through challenges. All that initially seemed impossible will fizzle off. And dare we add, this could go along way in trivializing all the hurdles that seemed unmovable. And oh, this is regardless of whether you chose the half day or full day excursion, you will leave with both physical and emotional rewards.
Over 1,000 who don’t know how to swim have successfully and safely rocked the adventure since it’s inception over 20 years back. This is partly because safety is the main concern of the rafting agencies and standards of their equipment is second to none.
Before the experience, a breakfast to fill you with sufficient energy ahead of your expedition is served. You will then be split into groups of six people each with similar appetites for adrenaline. Each will be led by a coach who has been rafting for over 10 years. He will ensure you are comfortable but most of all confident to rock the day. Shortly after boarding the raft boat at a calm stretch of the river, he will give you a safety briefing—purposed to enlighten you on how to have a trip that is free of regret and fear.
Having rafted countless times before, the safety crew know the river very well and will keep you safe throughout. You will swiftly come to your rescue just in case you fall out of your boat after it has hit a high wave. The rapids you will counter are on the bigger side but prior to confronting each, the raft will be consulted as to determine which line to pass.
This will limit the number of times your boat flips upside down. The beauty with rafting the Nile unlike an ocean or sea is that its water is not salty, it is fresh. As such, neither your eyes nor skin will be damaged. On the contrary, they will look exquisite and renewed in the end due to the healing effect of the mineral-rich water.
A photography crew will be stationed at different strategic parts of the river to get highlights of your excursion.
Half way into your adventure, you will have a lunch stopover at one of the islands surrounding by exhilarating rapids and a rich concentration of beautiful birds
Costs: The average cost for a full day raft is $125