Explore the World’s Greatest River with Kayak the Nile

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 and noise – 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
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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 Tripadvisor

“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

“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

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.

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Kayak the Nile and Brussels Airlines have teamed up to help make it easy & free for kayakers to transport their kayaks to Uganda. Brussels Airlines will allow a kayak to be checked in, in addition to your standard luggage allowance.

Find out more and book with Brussels Airlines

Our 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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