YOUR NEW FOUND PASSION

Are you obsessed with kayaking, do you want to take it on as a sport or career? At White Nile Rafting we believe that for our students to fully understand the dynamics of paddling and for the guides to teach in greater detail and depth, they need to be on the river with us for more than just one day!

We thus offer a multi day package where you will learn to understand moving water, taking the time to observe the water with your guide and making sense of these apparent crazy rapids. This translates into you being a much more skilled kayaker, able to approach new challenges with insight.

 

2-DAYS KAYAKING- $240

In the Morning of the first day; our instructors will introduce you to the gears needed for kayaking, equipment selection and boat fitting. We will then spend time on Lake Bujagali learning the basics of safe boat exit and practicing the fundamentals for roll progression. In the afternoon we will spend time working on the basics of kayak handling and maneuvering. We will wind up the day covering different strokes, bracing and the four keys of running the river.

On the second day of the two-day class; we paddle the free-flowing section of the river. When we first hit the water, we review everything you learned the day before—just in case you forgot something (we expect you will!) The rapids in which you will paddle are easy, but real. This is the perfect environment in which to perfect your new skills. We’ll show you the basic moves required to have fun on rivers, and negotiate them wisely.

These maneuvers have cool names like:

  •       Peel Outs   
  •       Eddy Turns
  •       Ferrying
  •       Surfing
  •       Carving Turns
  •       Ruddering

On the river, we work on the art of making your kayak do what you want it to do! Carving turns, paddling in a straight line, reading rapids, and understanding the features present in every river – among lots of other skills. Every stroke, skill, and maneuver is taught in the same manner—demonstration, breakdown, practice—and always with the support of your attentive instructors.

 

  3-DAYS KAYAKING-$340

Spend three amazing days on one of the most sought after paddling destination in the world.

In the Morning of the first day, our instructors will introduce you to the gears needed for kayaking, equipment selection and boat fitting. We will then spend time on Lake Bujagali learning the basics of safe boat exit and practicing the fundamentals for roll progression. In the afternoon we will spend time working on the basics of kayak handling and maneuvering. We will wind up the day covering different strokes, bracing and the four keys of running the river.

The second day, you will take a quick drive with the White Nile instructor through villages on the river banks to rejoin the River Nile at a first free-flowing section below the new Bujagali Dam. Here you will spend time developing fundamental paddling skills, progressing from slow moving water to class 11 whitewater, we will practice basic boat handling, eddy turns and peel-outs, water reading self-rescue techniques, scouting and safe paddling skills.

The Third Day, will be spent either on the same stretch of the river or a new one depending on the needs of the group. With a third day of practice, techniques begin to flow naturally as your instructor provides more detailed suggestions and exercises. At White Nile, we believe that consecutive days in a kayak make for better knowledge retention, making the third day a turning point for many new kayakers.

Summary of the Trip:
  •      Gear selection                
  •       Outfitting a kayak
  •       Wet exits
  •       Eskimo roll
  •       T-rescues, swimming and self-rescue
  •       Body positioning
  •       Strokes, edging and bracing techniques
  •       Eddy turns, peel-outs and ferrying across the current
  •       Basic safety precautions
  •       Paddling through class I-II whitewater
  •       Surfing
  •      Carving Turns

 

5 DAYS KAYAKING- $680

STEADY PROGRESS

In five days our advanced coaching techniques will equip you with the skills of a   safe, confident and competent paddler. The course will really get you going in the sport of kayaking. We aim to show you control skills, practice routines and let you experience several fun rapids.

Summary:

  •     We organize your trip based on what you want to attain
  •     Expert instruction
  •      All necessary equipments
  •     Free transportation to and from the river
  •     Eddy Turns
  •     Ferrying
  •     Freestyle training
  •     Surfing
  •     Carving Turns
  •     Ruddering 

    See Uganda’s beauty from a totally different angle.

 

HALF DAY WHITEWATER KAYAKING -$90

Are you in a rush? But can’t Miss out on Kayaking? This is for you.

We organize this trip to finish in 3 hours so you can either be able to drive to the airport and catch a late flight or a breather from your busy schedule. Follow the lure of whitewater. It is an easy paddle on River Nile under expert instruction.

Summary:

  •  Transport to and from the river
  •  All necessary equipments
  •  Delicious BBQ + a meal (buffet) with a cold beers, water & sodas.
  • 1 night FREE camping
  •  Instructor
  •  Beautiful environment, flourishing jungle islands and a variety of bird species
  •  Body positioning
  •  Gear Selection
  •  Strokes and balancing the boat