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Address: Explorers Campsite | Bujagali, Jinja PO Box 277, Uganda
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+256 772 880322
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From mild to wild, novice to expert, there's something for everyone at...

From mild to wild, novice to expert, there's something for everyone at Kayak the Nile. Take a relaxing 2hr kayak cruise or go for high adrenaline with our grade 5 tandem kayak trip. Learn to white water kayak with Uganda's most experienced and qualified coaches or improve your skills on the Nile's big volume rapids that vary from grades 1 to 6!

Whatever your time frame, or your ability level, there's a kayaking opportunity here for you, so you too can experience Nile's natural beauty and its wild white water rapids.

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Brilliant service

We did the one day introductory course and could not recommend it highly enough. The day is done at a good pace, with loads of help on hand the whole way through. You get to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
jamieos1990
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the one day introductory course and could not recommend it highly enough. The day is done at a good pace, with loads of help on hand the whole way through. You get to experience some grade 3 rapids down river in the afternoon which is beyond exhilarating for a newbie. All the staff are so friendly and knowledgeable.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

David was a great instructor, very insightful to identify where I was not using the right technique and clear instructions that made a massive difference to my performance.

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Hi JSP-Lon-UK, Thank you very much for the kind review. I shall pass on your positive feedback to David who is always pleased to hear that his clients have had a good time and learnt plenty of new skills to take away with them. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Alan. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New to kayaking and did the one day intro to kayaking (for beginners) with Charlie&Dan. The whole staff is friendly, professional and approachable. Charlie explained all the safety concepts and basics thoroughly which made me feel comfortable right away. It was definetly one of the highlights of my trip and I highly reccomend booking with KTN! Also recommended: SUP and... More 

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Hi D, Thank you so much for your kind review. The intro for kayaking is a product we're very proud of because we get to pass on the skills and sport that we love so much. It's great to see so many people get involved, progress so quickly and have a good time. SUP is a really cool sport because... More 

Galway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dealt with Celia via email before getting to Uganda, and she gave me so much great info. They organised an airport collection with a guy called Meddy - really friendly and easy to chat to - ask for him. Megan was super helpful once I arrived. I got one group guided day out and 3 solo guided days out. David... More 

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Hi John, Thank you so much for the great review. David will be very pleased to hear your feedback, as are we. There are so many different channels, waves and lines down the river that there will still be plenty to explore next time you're here. We look forward to seeing you again! All the best, Alan More 

New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

(This is a review from an advanced SUP paddler, who learned on the main rivers of NYC and now SUPs in his backyard of the Pacific Ocean in Sydney Australia. If you're intermediate / advanced in non-flat conditions, do this now!) I'm two years late on this review, but every time I look back on a 4-month adventure through East... More 

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Celia D, Manager at Kayak the Nile, responded to this review

Hi MikeMaltMan Thanks for this amazing review. It's great that after 2 years you still look back on your experience with us on the Nile in such a fond way. SUP the Nile continues to become more popular and we've recently acquired more new White Water specific SUP equipment. The friendly big volume of the Nile makes the SUP here... More 

Entebbe, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Frankly, I was nervous at first - I"m 70 years old, and didn't want white water activities, but was still worried about calm water kayaking into which the water kept splashing. The first half hour I was nervous, but we took it easy and got to the other side of Lake Victoria, where gin, tonic, and soft drinks were our... More 

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Celia D, Manager at Kayak the Nile, responded to this review

Dear Gilatoo Thank you very much for this lovely review of your Source of the Nile tour. Our guide so enjoyed taking you on the tour and seeing how you appreciate nature and the beautiful scenery of the Source in this unique way on your Sit On Top kayak. Well done on paddling the 3 hours, it's mild paddling on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We booked 3 days whitewater kayaking with Kayak the Nile. We got ill after the first day so we had to cancel one day at last minute, but they gave as a complete refund for that day. Also they do their best to find out what is your level and what you want to do and to offer a tailor... More 

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Celia D, Manager at Kayak the Nile, responded to this review

Hello Dirk-Jan1 Thank you for joining us for a 3 day Intermediate White Water paddling course. You guys did so great! We're delighted that you enjoyed your custom coaching days and that we could tailor the package to suit what you wanted to get out of your time on the Nile. Glad you got better so soon and could join... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

If you are a WW kayaker, and would like to experience the White Nile, I would HIGHLY recommend Kayak the Nile to make your trip exactly what you'd like it to be. You cannot just rock up and panel the thing - it is far too big and complex and you will waste an enormous amount of time. Get yourself... More 

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Celia D, Manager at Kayak the Nile, responded to this review

Hi rikdedecker It was great having you paddle with us. You did amazing for having been off the water for so long. Thanks for the praises for Craig, we are very fortunate to have him guide for us. He's very good at tailoring experiences towards individual paddling abilities. Hope you join us again soon Thanks, Celia @ Kayak the Nile More 

Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We did a SUP tour with Kayak THE Nile and it was very good. THE people are so friendly and clear in communication, makes us feel safe. We did 'An easy' trip, stayed on THE edges and crossed THE Nile twice. Our guide helpen us on how to beat THE current. It was great fun! Recommend to do this trip... More 

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Thank annetolyhoek
Celia D, Manager at Kayak the Nile, responded to this review

Hi annetolyhoek Thank you for joining us on the Nile for a Flat Water SUP Tour. Abra had a great time showing you around and pointing out the river birds. Thanks for the recommendation, Celia @ Kayak the Nile More 

Jinja, Uganda
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Have lived in Uganda a while and have gone on all sorts of training and kayak days with KTN and always the same results, awesome fun! Have had some friends come to visit and they have all loved the intro days and the Gin and Tonic cruises are always a winner. The guides really look after you and are a... More 

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Thank tomgill2015
Celia D, Manager at Kayak the Nile, responded to this review

Hi tomgill2015 Thanks for once again taking the time to leave such a positive review. So glad your friends had a good time on our beginner friendly Full day Introduction to White Water Kayaking Course and we'll be sure to keep the gin and tonics flowing on the Bujagali Lake Flat Water cruises. See you back on the water soon,... More 

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