Kayak the Nile
Boat Rentals • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Self-Guided Tours & Rentals • Kayaking & Canoeing
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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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.
Jinja, Uganda

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Aubrey O
5 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Awesome experience at the Source of the Nile! We had a group of 4 adults kayaking at the source with Abraham. He was very knowledgeable about kayaking and the area. One adult had never been in a kayak before and had a fear of water and Abraham got him through it and he had a great water experience!! We started off in Lake Victoria and paddled around for a bit. Abraham opened a cooler with Nile beer and sodas which we enjoyed before continuing on to the Nile. We definitely felt the change when the lake met the Nile, the water was swirling and gurgling. It was so cool! Highly recommend this experience with Abraham.
Written July 19, 2022
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Mariya
4 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Hubs and I wanted to celebrate our 10 year anniversary in a unique way, and kayaking the Nile hit the nail on the head! We’d kayaked smoother water before but both wanted to learn better technique, reading the water, and learning the Eskimo roll so we booked 2 morning lessons with David and stayed overnight to make a getaway out of it. We absolutely LOVED it! The staff at KTN were super helpful and accommodating, and it was very affordable. David was a great teacher, very patient, and always made us feel challenged yet safe. It was such a memorable adventure-we are already planning the next lessons!
Written August 11, 2020
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Marta
4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We had s great experience on the Nile accompanied by kind, entertaining and highly skillful and professional Dan. His knowledge and education on flora and fauna made the trip a memorable experience. It was fun, safe and exciting. The company provides as many drinks as requested included in the price. Highly recommended. Ask for Dan.
Written August 7, 2022
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James
7 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
What an unforgettable tandem kayak trip with KTN! My guide, Piggy, was professional yet very fun and entertaining. At each rapid he asked how I wanted to go: crazy, medium, or easy, and made sure to follow through with my decision, me going crazy and having a blast! The crew was very professional and the safety standards were top notch. The food and celebratory cold drinks were perfect!
Written September 28, 2022
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GP W
Cape Town Central, South Africa5 contributions
Feb 2019
I have done river rafting a couple of times and had done it before on the Zambezi river and wanted to try something new. Kayaking the Nile is one of the coolest things I have ever done and it is definitely one of those must do, bucket list activities. Especially with Kayak the Nile - the are so professional and on the water you want pro guides, these guys were incredible and tailored my experience to my skill level and how much adrenalin I wanted...A Lot! Thank you team Kayak the Nile.
Written January 6, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We're so stoked to hear you loved your time on the Nile with our team. Hope to see you back here again one day!
Written January 10, 2020
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Kiffola J
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Solo
This is Judith kiffola from kamapala, I was there on 17th April 2021 and the experience was very splendid. The guide Dan really took goo care of everything and knows what he is really doing. I will recommend many others.
Written April 19, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate you choosing us for for your Kayaking trip, Dan and all the team enjoyed taking you out on the water and can't wait to show you more of the magical parts of the Nile if you get the chance to return.
Written July 20, 2021
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Mandy
Ontario, Canada3 contributions
Dec 2019
I've had two bucket list items for a while now: 1) see the Nile River 2) whitewater kayak. I checked both of those items off through a two day course with Kayak the Nile. My experience blew my expectations out of the water. My guide, David, was a highly experienced whitewater kayaker who taught me all the skills I needed to successfully handle category 3 and 4 rapids. It was the perfect balance of instruction, time in the whitewater, and rest. I would recommend this experience 100x over to anyone travelling through or living in Uganda!
Written January 13, 2020
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Mandy! Thanks so much for your very kind review! We loved helping you tick off a couple of your Bucket List items. We really hope to see you back on the Nile again sometime soon. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it. David says hi! Many thanks, Erin and the KTN Team
Written January 21, 2020
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Janice S
Hue, Vietnam1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
Guide was very good at instructing what to do in various situations. As our raft flipped in one of the rapids, the safety guys were quick to respond to one of our passengers who couldn't hold onto the rope. Lunch of salad and grilled meats and cold drinks were plentiful.

Received the photos and video a day or two later, as promised. Nice memories of a great day out on the Nile!

Well organized and good value. Highly recommend.
Written February 24, 2020
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lilackittenfur
Cardiff, UK27 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
Amazing time in a great location on the banks of the Nile.

We spent two days doing white water kayaking lessons with David who was a great instructor and taught us the basics and some more advanced moves

I'm not a natural kayaker but he was patient and I felt safe the whole time. On the third day we did the more advanced rapids with me in a tandem kayak with an instructor and my partner in a solo kayak...again great fun and beautiful scenery.

The whole trip was easy to organise over email and the team were really helpful in person as well.
Written January 7, 2021
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Tom F
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Had such a great time with Kayak the Nile in early Jan. A really fun day of a mix of kayaking and paddleboarding - and great to have the drinks on the water! It was the perfect relaxing wind down to our two week trip. Our guides were very friendly and informative and made it a special morning+afternoon.

Would definitely be up for going again next time were in Uganda and looking into the other activities the offer.
Written March 1, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review Tom! We hope to see you back on the Nile soon.
Written March 8, 2020
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