Jinja Attractions, White Water Rafting, Source of the Nile
The Source of the Nile
The Nile river flows from Lake Victoria at what was the Rippon Falls and into Lake Kyoga. Still the Victoria Nile, it cuts a raucous passage west across Karuma Falls and through the narrow pillars of Murchison Falls towards Lake Albert. Finally the Albert Nile meanders along a slow wide corridor into Southern Sudan.
Discover Uganda’s best keep secret. More than four thousand miles in length, the mighty Nile is the longest on the planet. It roars to life as the White Nile (also known as the Victoria Nile) minutes after slipping quietly from Lake Victoria. Huge standing waves leap from the clear blue skies and rock walls vibrate from the power of the thundering rapids.
For generations Acholi tribesmen have leapt bravely from slippery rocks secure the hands of the prettiest maidens. Explorers from Herodotus to Speke have sought to chart it’s course but no-one has dared to challenge the rapids. Be among the first to experience the breathtaking thrill and excitement of the Nile.
Rafting on the River Nile – warm water, massive waves, beautiful scenery, and year round sunshine characterizes white water rafting on the White Nile. Challenge the legendary ‘Overtime’ ( a 4.5 metre waterfall) and drop into ‘The Bad Place’ probably the largest commercial rafted hole in the world. Drift quietly in the calm pools between the rapids and marvel at the abundant bird life.