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Nile Whitewater Rafting, Jinja

White water rafting trip from Jinja, Uganda with Nalubale Rafting
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Nalubale Rafting - Uganda
Nalubale Rafting - Uganda
The road from Kampala to Jinja passing through the Mabira Forest Reserve
The road from Kampala to Jinja passing through the Mabira Forest Reserve
Tea plantation between Kampala and Jinja
Tea plantation between Kampala and Jinja
View of the Nile from the dam at Jinja towards Lake Victoria and the Source of the Nile
View of the Nile from the dam at Jinja towards Lake Victoria and the Source of the Nile
Downstream view from the Nile dam at Jinja
Downstream view from the Nile dam at Jinja
Nalubale Rafting's launch site just downstream of the dam at Jinja
Nalubale Rafting's launch site just downstream of the dam at Jinja
Nile River, Uganda
Nile River, Uganda
Young girls coming to fetch water from the Nile
Young girls coming to fetch water from the Nile
Young girls along the Nile, Jinja
Young girls along the Nile, Jinja
Desi, Gabi and Jihan with some local girls
Desi, Gabi and Jihan with some local girls
2 of the kayakers that came with us
2 of the kayakers that came with us
Preparing the 16 foot raft
Preparing the 16 foot raft
My crew, Desi, Jihan and Gabi
My crew, Desi, Jihan and Gabi
Desislava Daskalova, Jihan Hassoun and Gabriela Senkerikova
Desislava Daskalova, Jihan Hassoun and Gabriela Senkerikova
Gabi receives her paddle
Gabi receives her paddle
I think Gabi has seen too many Harry Potter films!
I think Gabi has seen too many Harry Potter films!
Matt Dvorak, the river guide, giving paddling instruction
Matt Dvorak, the river guide, giving paddling instruction
Matt launches the raft
Matt launches the raft
Local girls at the Nile's edge
Local girls at the Nile's edge
Jihan with the Nile dam at Jinja in the background
Jihan with the Nile dam at Jinja in the background
Matt's instruction continues for our 16 km trip traversing 6 major Class III-V rapids
Matt's instruction continues for our 16 km trip traversing 6 major Class III-V rapids
The Nile below the Jinja dam
The Nile below the Jinja dam
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UgandaRaftingMay06 037.jpg
Matt demonstrates the kayak assisted recovery
Matt demonstrates the kayak assisted recovery
How to reboard in raft in the highly likely event we ended up in the river
How to reboard in raft in the highly likely event we ended up in the river
Climbing back on board
Climbing back on board
Go swim!
Go swim!
He made it look easy!
He made it look easy!
Bungee jumping tower, Jinja
Bungee jumping tower, Jinja
Fisherman in a canoe on the Nile, Uganda
Fisherman in a canoe on the Nile, Uganda
Ok, Gabi's ready for some excitement
Ok, Gabi's ready for some excitement
The first rapid, a little one
The first rapid, a little one
Nalubale Rafting on the Nile, Jinja, Uganda
Nalubale Rafting on the Nile, Jinja, Uganda
Forward!
Forward!
Get Down!
Get Down!
White water rafting on the Nile
White water rafting on the Nile
Nalubale Rafting - Uganda
Nalubale Rafting - Uganda
Class V rapid on the Nile, Uganda
Class V rapid on the Nile, Uganda
I'm basically out of the boat, holding on with my feet!
I'm basically out of the boat, holding on with my feet!
We had 3 river kayakers along to keep us out in trouble
We had 3 river kayakers along to keep us out in trouble
River kayaking on the Nile, Uganda
River kayaking on the Nile, Uganda
That's my head sticking out of all that white water - Nile up the nose!
That's my head sticking out of all that white water - Nile up the nose!
Matt managed to have all of us depart the raft, while he stayed in...hmmmm! :)
Matt managed to have all of us depart the raft, while he stayed in...hmmmm! :)
There's an incredible amount of bird life along the Nile near Jinja, but no crocs or hippos
There's an incredible amount of bird life along the Nile near Jinja, but no crocs or hippos
The last big rapid. This time, only Desi departs the raft
The last big rapid. This time, only Desi departs the raft
Desi after her second dunking
Desi after her second dunking
Jihan
Jihan
Gabi
Gabi
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UgandaRaftingMay06 053.jpg
Me
Me
One of the kayakers
One of the kayakers
Waterbird in the Nile
Waterbird in the Nile
Nile River, Uganda
Nile River, Uganda
Nile River, Uganda
Nile River, Uganda
Relaxing after the last of the rapids
Relaxing after the last of the rapids
Local fisherman with canoes
Local fisherman with canoes
Nile River, Uganda
Nile River, Uganda
Thatched rondavel along the Victoria Nile
Thatched rondavel along the Victoria Nile
Ugandan canoe
Ugandan canoe
Water birds along the banks of the Nile
Water birds along the banks of the Nile
Nile River, Uganda
Nile River, Uganda
Kayaker takes a roll
Kayaker takes a roll
He pops back up
He pops back up
Ta daa!
Ta daa!
Local people swim, bathe and do their laundry in the Nile
Local people swim, bathe and do their laundry in the Nile
Ugandan canoe on the Nile
Ugandan canoe on the Nile
Lunch time...Matt prepares a pineapple
Lunch time...Matt prepares a pineapple
Desi loves pineapple
Desi loves pineapple
Gabi
Gabi
Local boys swimming
Local boys swimming
Hello Mzungu!
Hello Mzungu!
Boys on a rock in the river with a small canoe
Boys on a rock in the river with a small canoe
Thumbs up from a Ugandan boy
Thumbs up from a Ugandan boy
One of the kayak guides from Nalubale Rafting, Jinja
One of the kayak guides from Nalubale Rafting, Jinja
Nile River, Uganda
Nile River, Uganda
Waterbird
Waterbird
Canoe
Canoe
Nile River
Nile River
Tree and clouds
Tree and clouds
Nile River with a kayaker
Nile River with a kayaker
Nile River, Uganda
Nile River, Uganda
Bird rocks with out kayakers downstream
Bird rocks with out kayakers downstream
Three hours later, the exit
Three hours later, the exit
Yuck!
Yuck!
Bring the raft up from the river
Bring the raft up from the river
View from our take out point
View from our take out point
View from our take out point
View from our take out point
Ugandan boys at the take out point
Ugandan boys at the take out point
Ugandan boys
Ugandan boys
The raft and cows
The raft and cows
Cows grazing above the Nile at the take out point
Cows grazing above the Nile at the take out point
Cows grazing above the Nile at the take out point
Cows grazing above the Nile at the take out point
Jihan
Jihan
Gabi waves
Gabi waves
The raft's back on the truck
The raft's back on the truck
The road back to Jinja passes lots of small huts
The road back to Jinja passes lots of small huts
Girl waves at our passing van
Girl waves at our passing van
Rural Uganda
Rural Uganda
5 boys watching as our van is stuck in the mud
5 boys watching as our van is stuck in the mud
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Nalubale Rafting May06 004.jpg
Oh Shit! The bottom of our raft
Oh Shit! The bottom of our raft
We loved it!
We loved it!
Gabi ready to go back to the hotel
Gabi ready to go back to the hotel
The House Boy
The House Boy
Stopping by the Blue Mango in Kampala where Nalubale Rafting has their office
Stopping by the Blue Mango in Kampala where Nalubale Rafting has their office
Nalubale Rafting - Uganda
Nalubale Rafting - Uganda
The price list of Nalubale's offerings
The price list of Nalubale's offerings
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