After I finished my trip throughout Uganda I had a few days left in Jinja. Both my mom and my boyfriend couldn’t pick me up from the airport back home, so I had to book a few days later. On the other side, life in tropics is never a problem. And I had on goal left in Uganda: Rafting.
I had one free afternoon, one full day and one almost full day left before I had to go to the airport. First I got a free upgrade from the base camp near the drift camp back to Wildwaters lodge. How amazing is that! I spend my free afternoon there in luxury and some sunshine. I had never slept in such a luxury lodge before sow I really felt like a queen in my kingsize bed with view over the river. Bathtub on the balcony, again over the raging river.
The following morning I enjoyed a breakfast and then I got a ride to the startpoint for a full day of rafting with Adrift! And that is where this blog will be about, so keep reading 🙂 When I returned from a day of rafting I stayed in the river base camp, because the wildwaters lodge was fully booked for that night. But after such a intensive day every bed would have worked.. My last day in Uganda I spend with horses, I booked a 3 hour horseback riding tour, through a lot of Ugandan villages and lots of beautiful views. You will see more about that in my next blog.
Rafting in Uganda
So I told you in the beginning of the blog that I had booked a full day of rafting in Uganda. I still do not know why I did it, and where I had found the courage to do it. It was a day of rafting on the Nile, the river with some of the biggest rapids. Rapids can be subdivided in six categories. 1 star rapid is the smallest while 6 stars are the most extreme. The six start rapids are so extreme that you are not suitable for rafting anymore. In the river Nile are multiple 5 star rapids and a lot of 3 and 4 stars. So you can imagine how intensive my day have been.
I was in a boat full of ladies and we decide to stay a bit more on the safe side, that meant picking a bit easier lines through the rapids and on 1 point you could choose between a 5 star of 3 star, we decided to go for the 3 stars. At the end we had 1 five star rapid and 9 rapid categories 3 or 4 stars. But now I have talked enough, Doublepro video production, made a after movie for me that I would love to show you! but be careful I have a really loud voice so don’t turn the sound to high..