Rafting the Nile with Nile River Explorers

It’s an ominous signal when it’s a must to apply flipping the raft and getting…

It’s an ominous signal when it’s a must to apply flipping the raft and getting again in earlier than you even attain the primary rapids on the Nile River. However while you resolve that you really want an adrenaline rush, white water rafting the Nile with Nile River Explorers, is one it’s a must to be ready for.

As a result of with solely 8 sections of rapids on the 4 hour, 30 km part of the Nile River that we paddled down, we managed to flip 4 occasions.

White Water Rafting the Nile River with Nile River Explorers Review

White Water Rafting the Nile River with Nile River Explorers

Rafting the Nile with Nile River Explorers

On my 75 day overland journey via Africa with Oasis Overland, rafting the Nile River was proper on the prime of journey actions I needed to tick off.

Whereas I used to be a river rafting information on the Athabasca Rive in Jasper Nationwide Park in Canada, these rapids have been solely ever Class 2 and three. I used to be extra usually a tour information than a rafting information.

Those we have been paddling our little rubber raft into on the Nile River have been Class 3, 4 and 5.

White Water Rafting the Nile River with Nile River Explorers Review

After being handled to a delicious breakfast we clattered throughout the pot-holed street for half an hour to the Nile River rafting drop-off zone. Lathered in sunscreen below the new Ugandan solar we donned our lifejackets, helmets and gripped the tough wood paddles. Every one hand carved from the native timber.

With a brief, however thorough security briefing, we have been loaded into the 4 rafts.

Our information, Alex, was ripped like an African Terminator and has been rafting the Nile for over 5 years. We have been additionally accompanied by 2 rescue kayaks per raft, one in every of which was paddled by one of many Ugandan Olympic representatives, Juma.

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As we stroked our approach into the primary part of our rapids the stress started to construct. Everybody however myself had by no means been rafting earlier than and had no concept what to anticipate. With rapids this massive, neither did I.

Spinning on the final minute Alex yelled at us to “get down”. Gripping the security line and sitting on our haunches we dropped over the primary fast. Fortunately this one determined to spit us again out unscathed.

White Water Rafting the Nile River with Nile River Explorers Review

It wasn’t the case with all of the rapids.

One of many issues that they made me do, which I’ve by no means seen earlier than and the guides thought was hilarious, was to get us perched on the entrance of the raft. This meant that whoever was on entrance needed to take the complete power of affect as we dropped into the Class 4 rapids.

White Water Rafting the Nile River with Nile River Explorers Review

White Water Rafting the Nile River with Nile River Explorers Review

White Water Rafting the Nile River with Nile River Explorers Review

White Water Rafting the Nile River with Nile River Explorers Review

White Water Rafting the Nile River with Nile River Explorers Review

White Water Rafting the Nile River with Nile River Explorers Review

I truthfully don’t understand how I managed to remain within the raft.

Whereas being flipped out will be terrifying, having the life jacket, a bit of frequent sense and skilled guides directing you, makes it enjoyable.

Even when on the one event I used to be tossed out of the raft by the raging white water and popped up beneath the raft, which had reached it’s demise and flipped over once more, I by no means panicked. Within the gloomy darkish I may breath the air created within the rafts pure air pockets earlier than the information, clearly utilizing supernatural powers had clambered on prime of the upside-down raft and directed me out from beneath.

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White Water Rafting the Nile River with Nile River Explorers Review

The white water rafting journey down the Nile River was positively one of many prime experiences whereas I used to be in Africa.

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The crew from Nile River Explorers have been a few of the greatest rafting guides and kayakers I’ve ever seen.

We by no means felt unsafe, even once we knew that we have been just about assured to flip. The scariest half was how relaxed we have been whereas figuring out what we have been getting ourselves into. And that comes all the way down to how skilled the guides from Nile River Explorers have been.

It additionally wasn’t all about rafting. With 4 hours within the raft it’s a must to preserve entertained.

With the normal “pool/drop” rapids, the place a big fast “drops” right into a “pool” or flat part, we have been capable of have loads of rests from paddling. In addition to occasional a number of water fights and swims to maintain cool. The guides have been at all times fast with the wit, and had a lot to say in regards to the Nile River itself together with declaring numerous wildlife and historic websites.

All in all I extremely advocate you examine them out if you wish to go rafting on the Nile River.

Value: Rafting the Nile with Nile River Explorers prices $125 per individual. This contains breakfast, an enormous lunch and as many beers as you possibly can down in an hour on the finish. Pictures are an additional $80 per boat, so it’s cheap if everybody needs to buy them collectively.

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