Location

Bujagali

We are conveniently based at the Nile River Explorers campsite, Bujagali. You’ll find our office and kayak store just inside the gate of the campsite. Bujagali is around 6km from Jinja and it’s easy to find.

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From Kampala

  • After crossing the Owen Falls dam you’ll reach the main Jinja roundabout, take the first exit (left) signposted Bujagali falls
  • Bujagali is around 6km from the roundabout. After about 10-­15 minutes of driving, look for a huge billboard on the left. You should see a left turning at the bottom of the billboard also signposted Nile River Explorers. Turn down this road
  • After a short distance you’ll reach the main village and you’ll see NRE (Nile River Explorers) with its yellow and red colour scheme, go through the main gate on the left
  • You will then find us on the right immediately after the gate

From east Uganda/Kenya

  • Head for Jinja, as you approach town you will come to the first roundabout (with a clock-tower on it) go straight over this continuing on the ring road
  • At the second roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted Bujagali Falls
  • Bujagali is around 6km from the roundabout. After about 10-­15 minutes of driving, look for a huge billboard on the left. You should see a left turning at the bottom of the billboard also signposted Nile River Explorers. Turn down this road
  • After a short distance you’ll reach the main village and you’ll see NRE (Nile River Explorers) with its yellow and red colour scheme, go through the main gate on the left
  • You will then find us on the right immediately after the gate

Using the NRE Kampala-Jinja shuttle bus

Thanks to our partnership with Nile River Explorers, if you’re kayaking with us you get free access to the Kampala-Jinja shuttle. Bookings are essential so please let us know if you would like to take advantage of this service.

The shuttle departs promptly from the following locations in Kampala:

The shuttle bus terminates at the Nile River Explorers Backpacker in Jinja. It arrives in time for all our kayaking options.

This shuttle is depending on NRE running a rafting trip that day; however it’s rare that the shuttle does not run.

Click here to contact us and book your place

By air

 

Fly with Kayak the Nile and Brussels airlines
If you are flying into Uganda we can help organise your flights and getting you from Uganda’s main airport Entebbe (EBB), to the river.

If you are planning to bring your own kayak to Uganda we highly recommend flying with Brussels airlines who as a special arrangement graciously let those who book through Kayak the Nile fly with their kayaks for free on top of the already generous two 23kg standard hold luggage bags. 

Over the years we have collected a set of taxi drivers that we trust and that if needed can carry boats from the airport (the largest car can carry 4 people boats and luggage comfortably). We prefer to use these drivers as they not only safe and reliable but are much cheaper than the airport taxis and know exactly where Bujagali and The Hairy Lemon Island are too. For peace of mind we will notify you when the taxi booking is confirmed and make sure that you have our Uganda phone number in case you are delayed or have any issues.

Please be aware that we do have to charge a small $5 USD fee for taxi bookings.If you want to take advantage of the flights deal with Brussels and / or arranging for one of our trusted drivers to get you from the airport. You can use our flight contact form, and to book an airport pick up either drop us an email or use our standard contact form on our website.