Full Day Whitewater Kayaking

Experience the thrill of whitewater kayaking on the world’s greatest river

Warm water, sunshine, tropical islands, and the perfect introductory rapids mean that our full day white water kayaking trip is sure to give you a memorable experience, off the tourist trail.

Even if you’ve never been in a kayak before, you’ll be picking your own route through the famous crashing white water of the mighty Nile and mastering your first rapids in no time at all. People travel from all over the world to kayak the Nile and we passionately believe it’s the best place in the world for it.

Full Day White Water Experience
  • See Uganda from the river that defines it
  • Five stars on Trip Advisor
  • More than just another ‘activity’, learn a skill that you can take worldwide
  • Tackle the river at your own pace
  • Kayak the world’s greatest river
  • Our most popular activity
  • Break away from the crowd and pick your own route
  • No experience necessary


A day of Two Halves

Your day will consist of two parts; a calm water introduction & an afternoon white water trip.

From our base at Bujagali you’ll head down to Lake Bujagali with an experienced Kayak the Nile instructor, keen to share his passion for kayaking. The flat water here provides an ideal environment for us to teach you a few fundamentals of kayaking. You will be introduced to the key concepts – learning how to control your boat and where it goes, how to get out of your boat if you need to and the basic strokes and techniques.

Comfortable with the morning, the afternoon is the main event. Taking a short drive from our base out through the villages, we rejoin the river at the first free-flowing section of the Nile. Between lush jungle islands teaming with wild-life you’ll tackle your first rapid, with your guide leading the way.

The section of white water on the Nile that we choose for your first day of kayaking has a great variety of fun waves to surf, rapids to master and eddy lines to play on. The section is deep, warm and has no rocks to hit, so we even continue to use this section on our multi day courses if you fancy further building up your skills.


We believe that we are different and pride ourselves on providing more than just another holiday ‘activity’. We’ve been told that what sets us apart from other ‘activities’, is you end the day with a feeling of genuine achievement. You will see huge improvements in your skills from when you first get in a boat, most likely being unable to make it go in a straight line, to the end of the day having mastered some real white water rapids and waves!

We aim for a day with Kayak the Nile to be both an unforgettable experience and one that sparks an interest in you enjoying rivers worldwide.

Full Day White Water Experience

  • More than your usual ‘tourist activity’
  • Impeccable safety record
  • Free access to NRE’s
    Kampala – Jinja shuttle bus
  • Transport to & from the river
  • Full day of expert coaching & guiding
  • Lunch, cold sodas & beers
  • Low group to guide ratio,
    to maximise your learning
  • $125 per person ($150 one to one)

Tick kayaking off of your bucket list at the source of the world’s greatest river.

Kayak the Nile Tripadvisor
89MarydT on TripAdvisor

“What a surprisingly difficult but worth it sport for someone with aquaphobia!
Ticked it off my bucket list!! Jamie was a wonderful guide for the day – he had so much patience with me throughout the whole day… When in Jinja it’s definitely worth doing the Intro to Kayaking day tour (for beginners and aquaphobics).”

89MarydT, via TripAdvisor

Dan Smith on TripAdvisor

“It’s the instructors and friendliness of the staff that make it. The instruction is literally world-class (like in the boss’s other job he coaches the GB National Freestyle team) and the people are all just lovely. Whether you live here or are on holiday and you want some adventure for a day or more you should look up KTN. I couldn’t recommend them more.”

dpksmith, via TripAdvisor

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