The world’s longest river roars to life as the White Nile minutes after slipping quietly from Lake Victoria. It thunders between heavily forested islands and then leaps wildly into a series of spectacular drops. The roar of the rapids drift upstream with the gently breeze. Wooden canoes laden with excited locals congregate in the calm waters anxious to see our rafts in action. To the amazement of our audience, we plunge into the maelstrom and ride the mountainous waves downstream. Our rafts explode through huge walls of whitewater and drift through the warm green pools (27°C) in the equatorial sunshine. This is whitewater rafting at its very best.
This is the Victorian Source of the Nile, the source of adventure and excitement. Join us for the wildest rafting trip on the planet.
25 years of worldwide rafting experience including a string of remarkable first descents – Indus (Pakistan), Muk-su (Tadjikistan), Blue Nile (Ethiopia), Tshuapa (DR Congo). In 1981, we made our first river descents in New Zealand on home-made rafts of used inner tube and bamboo! Since then, we have pioneered rafting operations in eight countries worldwide. In 2006, we completed the world’s longest river journey with the first successful ascent of the Nile. www.ascendthenile.com
Remarkable safety record… Over 30,000 people have safely rafted the Nile with Adrift.
No. 1. Adrift made the first-ever descent of the Victoria Nile and introduced rafting to Uganda in 1996. It is now the most popular tourist activity in the country.
Fun. No-one enjoys the river more than our team of professional international and local guides.
Wild or Mild We have something for EVERYONE.
An oar raft (which we fondly call the suntan raft) accompanies every trip. Our guide will row you down the river and tackle the smallest waves. All you have to do is hold on and work on your suntan.
One day whitewater rafting (31 kms)
Give us one day and we will give you the ride of your life! The most exciting rafting trip on earth includes transfers from Kampala, a fantastic buffet lunch on Wakisi Island and complimentary drinks after the trip.
2/3 Day Rafting/Surfing trips (48 kms)
After an incredible action-packed first day, relax on our beautiful mid-river island. Downstream, the river behaves much like the ocean and you can ride the waves on our boogie boards. The boards dance across the waves and the rider can learn to carve gracefully back on forth on the wave at incredible speed. This should not be missed.
Family Float Trip (5 kms)
Fun for the whole family (ages 2-72 years). Drift past colonies of cormorants, open-billed storks, weaver birds and fish eagles. Bounce down a handful of baby rapids and enjoy rafting with the generations.
2-day Family Rafting (18 kms)
You won’t stop talking about it. This trip is ideal for children 5-years and older. They kids love the rapids and tend to spend their whole time leaping between rafts, on and off kayaks and floating on boogie boards. There are wonderful surfing options for Mums and Dads at ‘Nile Special’ and ‘Malalu’.
Nile High Bungee (44 metres)
Leap from one of the most spectacular sites in the world. Water touch the source of the Nile (it is the only jump over the Nile), tandem jump with a friend or ride off on your bicycle. Try the ‘Nile High Combo’ where you can bungee jump and raft in the same day.
Adrift/ Nile High Camp The most beautiful camp on the Nile.
Comfortable wooden chalets, safari tents, dormitories, cleaned tiled shower areas, hot water, internet access and a magic cliff-top bar. Home to Nile High Bungee and the start point for rafting trips.
Rwenzori Mountains (5109m)
These are the mystical ‘Mountains of the Moon’ long recognised as the snows of the Nile. This is the highest mountain range in Africa and an 8/10 day guided climb with Adrift is nothing short of incredible.
Teambuilding (Outdoor Management Development Programmes)
We offer series of innovative and effective programmes tailored to the needs of corporates, NGOs or school groups. Ask for details of how our programmes can benefit your organisation.
Take home action-packed DVD footage of your raft trip, incredible still images, photographs with river maps or quality T-shirts/women’s tops.
Safety and Risk Management:
Enjoy the thrill and exhilaration of our adventure activities knowing you are in the safest hands. Safety is our priority and we are recognised leaders in the management of risk. Our guides are carefully chosen for their ability to assess the needs and expectations of each individual client. We have the most experienced team on the continent with comprehensive training in wilderness first-aid and swift water rescue. We cannot eliminate risk in our adventure activities but we do our very best to minimize it.
Nile High Camp
To find the camp, locate Shell Ling Ling roundabout (the first one East of Owen Falls Dam) and follow the ‘Adrift’ signs for only 3kms – DO NOT go as far as Bujagali Falls. Tel: 0772 BUNGEE (286433)
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Author: Sandra Nans