Rafting on the Nile

Rafting on the Nile

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 the tropics is never a problem. And I had on goal left in Uganda: Rafting.

I had one free afternoon, one full day and the 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 the 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 start point 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 wild waters lodge was fully booked for that night. But after such an intensive day every bed would have worked. My last day in Uganda I spend with horses, I booked a 3 hour horseback riding tour. Again with help form Adrift. The tour went 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 at 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 into 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 has 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 or 3 stars, we decided to go for the 3 stars. In the end, we had 1 five stars rapid and 9 rapid categories 3 or 4 stars. But now I have talked enough, Doublepro video production, made an 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..

 

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