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Address: Wilson Avenue, Jinja, Uganda
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+256 772 422373
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Staffed with a team of highly experienced travel and activity professionals...

Staffed with a team of highly experienced travel and activity professionals with strong affiliations across the industry, Nile River Explorers offers the largest range of river and riverbank activities in Jinja catering for individual travelers, groups and businesses alike. The White Nile offers possibly the best grade 5 white water rafting in the world, but we offer experiences on the Nile that allow every level of thrill seeker and every age group a chance to enjoy this beautiful river. You will discover that our warm friendly service begins with your first contact with Nile River Explorers.

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Amazing swimming experience

We enjoyed our time rafting with the very experienced and funny Peter! Even if it was the first time for many of us, he tried to show us the best waves! We flipped a lot and had a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MartaR89
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our time rafting with the very experienced and funny Peter! Even if it was the first time for many of us, he tried to show us the best waves! We flipped a lot and had a blast jumping in and off the boat. Incredibly fun experience!

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jon at Nile River Explorers was fantastic. He went beyond expectations to make our trip to Uganda extra special it seemed nothing was to much to ask from him and his team. From rafting and kayaking on the Nile to boat trips on Lake Victoria to advice on road trips to the gorillas and Murchison falls. You can't go wrong... More 

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Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Thanks 598stephan, I will ensure Jon is aware of your compliments. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, even we did it! Novices to white water rafting! What a exhilarating experience under the guidance of our super professional guides. We spent a good amount of time at the NRE complex. What a great outfit. The staff are so friendly, food is excellent and the view from the viewing platform at dawn is spectacular over the water. Thoroughly... More 

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Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Thank you GoergieandShane More 

Suwanee, Georgia
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best rafting company in Jinja. Our favorite guide is Josh, so ask for him if you can. If you go on the full day rafting it comes with everything you need to raft and includes breakfast, lunch on the water, and a cookout dinner once you finish rafting. Breakfast consists of a Rolex and a... More 

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Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliment zdalton123, we very much appreciate it. More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a spontaneous trip for my friend and I. George from NRE was great on the phone and helped us navigate public transportation from KLA to Jinja (because the free shuttle from KLA had aready left). We went on the sunset cruise and it was lovey, lots of booze, lots of food, great views! Food and drinks are not... More 

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Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review joeyjoi5. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. For reference, the number of safety kayakers is dependent on the number of rafts on the river, the more rafts the more kayakers. We also make sure that the boats go through the rapids one at a time so that there... More 

london
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96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i really enjoyed the rafting - 8 rapids and a great way to see a great river. our raft guide, peter mpolo(?) was knowledgeable, responsible and funny in a perfect measure. the nile river camp generally was good, really nice staff and other guests. yoga, quad biking, village walks, naturewatch kayaking and other options. comfy tents with a lovely view... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a morning rafting trip with our two children (age 5 and 9) and although we knew we couldn't do any white water stuff we thought it would be fun have a float along the Nile. From the outset, both our guides made us welcome and kept us informed of the mornings plan. Once on the water, Latif, our... More 

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Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Hedgehog57, we are pleased you and your boys enjoyed your time on the Nile. More 

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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The accommodation options at NRE are amazimg. Spent 2 nights at NRE safari tent by the river and it was great. The staff are helpful, communication during booking was efficient, informative and quick. Went rafting with them during Easter and it was amazing!! The instructors and guides are experienced and knowledgeable. Planning to go back!

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Thank Sinza1
Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Thanks Sinza1, will pass your compliments on to the camp. Hopefully see you again soon. More 

Richmond, Canada
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

From the white knuckle drop over Overtime to the calm drift into the pull out at the hairy Lemon Island, it was a fabulous day all round

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Thanks RichardN1996 More 

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

We had a group of 6 that stayed at NRE's backpackers camp and rafted with them. We had such a fun time rafting, exploring Jinja, and hanging out at camp. The staff was very helpful and it's a fun atmosphere. Josh was our guide for rafting and he was great. He let us flip if we wanted to, but always... More 

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Thank Bekah G
Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Hi Bekah G, Thanks for the review and I will pass on your compliments to Josh. Hopefully again see you soon. More 

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