Six thousand, eight hundred and sixty three kilometres.

This is where it all begins…

A trip to Jinja, Uganda, is not complete without the river Nile, and we believe that the best way to explore the world’s longest river is on the water itself.

Away from engines, noise and under human power – Kayak the Nile is passionate about this symbolic location and honoured to enable you to experience it.

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Whitewater kayaking

Tick kayaking off your bucket list on the world’s longest and greatest river.

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Tandem Kayaking

Take on huge whitewater in a tandem kayak. 

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Source of the Nile

Jinja is home to the official Source of the Nile. Join us in what we believe is the best way to experience it.

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Kayak the nile and Brussels Airlines have teamed up to help make it easy and free for kayakers to transport their kayaks to Uganda.

Brussels Airlines will allow a kayak to be checked in as checked luggage, in addition to the standard 2 x 23kg bags already allowed.

As part of this special deal with Kayak the Nile, Brussels Airlines will also allow this kayak on for free if you are flying either to or from Uganda so long as you book it first either through us or with the Brussels Airlines Uganda office. You can get your kayak written onto you ticket in advance to relieve any check in stress!

If you are traveling on any other routes, such as North America to Europe, then Brussels Airlines will still accept kayaks, but will incur a standard charge of 200 € each way.

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Kayak the Nile Tripadvisor


 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 & 2015 

“Totally recommended. I had the best time on the rapids in one of the most beautiful places on earth.”

Claudia r, Grade 5 Tandem Kayaking

“The best day of our holiday by far”

Thomas W, Introduction to Whitewater

“Go kayak NOW!!”

Toby G, Multi Day Introduction to Whitewater

“World Class Coaching on World Class whitewater”

Matt C, 14 day Experience the Nile


“We have been traveling around the World for 14 years and this was really a highlight of our journey!”

Abuelograham, Introduction to Whitewater

“Too much fun!!”

Katy K, Sit-on-top Kayak Cruises

the_guardian_logo_square “Jinja, Uganda, is a town on the banks of the Nile that is gaining a reputation as the extreme sports capital of east Africa. This is, in part, thanks to the range of whitewater rapids on the nearby stretch of the river Nile. It is where Sam Ward (Team GB freestyle kayaking coach) and Emily Wall (two-time British champion) decided to set up their school, Kayak the Nile…”

“There really is something for everyone, regardless of ability or confidence level.”

Steve Hynd, Guardian travel.


Our Activities

Our most popular activities

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White Water Kayaking

Grade 5 adventure on the biggest whitewater

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Tandem Kayaking

Calm & relaxed. Source of the Nile & birding tours

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Flat Water Kayaking

Rent, tour or SUP on the white water

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Stand Up Paddleboards

3 – 14 all inclusive packages

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Holidays + Packages