White Water Rafting
What is White Water Rafting?
White water rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity carried out participants using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s. It is considered an extreme sport, as it can be dangerous. The modern raft is an inflatable boat, consisting of very durable, multi-layered rubberized with several independent air chambers
Grades of white water
The six grades of difficulty in white water rafting are as follows:
Grade 1: Very small rough areas might require slight maneuvering. (Skill Level: Very Basic)
Grade 2: Some rough water, maybe some rocks, might require some maneuvering. (Skill level: basic paddling skill)
Grade 3: Whitewater, small waves, maybe a small drop, but no considerable danger. May require significant maneuvering. (Skill level: experienced paddling skills)
Grade 4: Whitewater, medium waves, maybe rocks, maybe a considerable drop, sharp maneuvers may be needed. (Skill level: whitewater experience)
Grade 5: Whitewater, large waves, large volume, possibility of large rocks and hazards, possibility of a large drop, requires precise maneuvering. (Skill level: advanced whitewater experience)
Grade 6: Class 6 rapids are considered to be so dangerous that they are effectively unnavigable on a reliably safe basis. Rafters can expect to encounter substantial whitewater, huge waves, huge rocks and hazards, and/or substantial drops that will impart severe impacts beyond the structural capacities and impact ratings of almost all rafting equipment
White Water Rafting at Jinja
The Nile River Explorers at Jinja Town offers you facilities for rafting up to grade 6 rafting. You will have a hot, wet, exhausting day if you decide to raft.
Nile River Explorers
These are specialist adventure operators. In addition to rafting and kayaking you can visitor can choose from a range of land-based activities including mountain biking, horse riding, quad biking and volunteering with a local NGO.