We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Wilson Avenue, Jinja, Uganda
Phone Number:
+256 772 422373
Today
09:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 370 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 276
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
One of my favourite experiences

I had such an amazing experience here! The rapids where a lot of fun, especially from where I was at the front and there were also plenty of opportunities to get out the boat and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mia_Currey96
,
Australia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

370 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 358: English reviews
Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had such an amazing experience here! The rapids where a lot of fun, especially from where I was at the front and there were also plenty of opportunities to get out the boat and float down the river in your life vest. Nathan was a great guide! A lot of fun and really made it such a great day!

Helpful?
Thank Mia_Currey96
Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Mia_Currey96, we are pleased you enjoyed your day. I will ensure your compliments are passed on to Nathan. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super professional and very friendly crew took us on the Family rafting trip on the Nile. Really exciting and fun! Having two kids 8 and 12 and my old retired father with me in the boat was no problem. Hassan our captain handled it brilliantly! Big thanks for this great memory, highly recommended! 😀

Helpful?
Thank Jakob H
Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Thanks Jakob H, we are pleased you enjoyed your day with us. I will ensure your compliments are passed on to Hassan. More 

Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time rafting in my life so little to compare with. The team is very professional and helpful. We had a great day with beautiful sights and so nice rafting. Bbq at the end is not so impressive but we didn't come for that.

Helpful?
Thank hjkort
Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Thank you, clients comments are always appreciated. More 

Breda, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
59 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good organised and friendly guides. The white Nile has a large number of very spectacular rapids. The late lunch BBQ is delicious.

Helpful?
Thank J0ri5
Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Thank you More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The grade 5 rafting was totally awesome! We were lucky to go rafting on Global Raft for Rhinos and Elephants, so the opportunity to support a good cause and to have a lot of fun was perfect! Our guide Hassan did a very good job to make us feel safe and have the best time ever. Totally worth it to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hege S
Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Thanks Hege S, will pass on your compliments to Hassan. And thanks for supporting Global Raft More 

Haifa, Israel
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

That was a great rafting! 5 rapid 5, and a few more lower levels turn this river to a great rafting experience! Also our staff members were really nice, and our boat instructor was very interesting to speak with, and gave us a nice overview of the river and Uganda, and gave us an answer to the question - "Hypos... More 

Helpful?
Thank Aviel A
Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Hi Aviel A, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we are please you enjoyed your time on the Nile. We apologise if you did not think $140 was good value for money, it is not something that our clients usually feel. Regards Leslie More 

Level Contributor
81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were on the fence about rafting while passing through Jinja. In the end, we were really glad we went and that we chose Nile River Explorers. We did a full day rafting trip. We chose NRE in large part because they made the booking process so easy. Mark replied promptly to my web inquiry, answering all... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris F
Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Thanks Chris F, we really appreciate your comments. More 

Bern, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Thank you for this great opportunity to kajak the Nile. Felt exciting but completely safe thanks to the great team. Special thanks to my amazing Kajak guide Hassan who steered me through the rapids and did everything to make this an amazing day!

Helpful?
Thank Alessa H
Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

And thank you for the review Alessa H More 

Coral Springs, Florida
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Most fantastic day ever! Transport from kampala, delicious breakfast and hours of heart pounding rapids with a crazy cool South African guide (that's you Jack!) to keep us laughing and safe at the same time. After we finished we had cold beer and a hearty late lunch. Reasonably priced and worth every penny. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for... More 

Helpful?
Thank meredithsloane
Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Thank you meredithsloane More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We ventured without any expectations an with much trepidation to this experience and has the most enjoyable, exhilarating time. Our guide, Juma, had a great sense of humour and running commentary that made us laugh and loose our fear. He approximated our needs and our level of comfort and geared out experience such that all had fun. The food provided... More 

Helpful?
Thank WifeofAriH
Leslie C, General Manager at Nile River Explorers, responded to this review

Thank you WifeofAriH. I will pass your compliments on to Juma. More 

Travellers who viewed Nile River Explorers also viewed

 
Jinja, Eastern Region
 

Been to Nile River Explorers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Nile River Explorers and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Nile River Explorers staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?