Jinja rafting and gorilla trek

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Jinja rafting and gorilla trek

Postby kbh01 » Wed May 08, 2013 9:37 am

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone knew the grades for the rafting in Jinja? Definitely want to do it but trying to get the correct travel insurance, they seem reluctant to cover me for anything over Grade 4.

Also, just a general question to anyone who's recently done the Kenya-Uganda tour - any tips and did you have fun?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Jinja rafting and gorilla trek

Postby ballu » Wed May 08, 2013 2:28 pm

The rapids get to grade 5 in Jinja...I think technically the last one is a grade 6, but you get out and walk a bit down the river then get back in the raft at a point where it's only a grade 5 drop. Amazing day though.

Apply sunblock frequently, especially to your thighs and the tops of your feet as they'll get direct sun exposure. I got scorched.
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Re: Jinja rafting and gorilla trek

Postby bkbkbkbk » Fri May 10, 2013 12:42 pm

Indeed grade 5 did a whole day rafting and it's totally worth it :p
went with this company http://adrift.ug/

Oh they'll also ask you if you want to go easy or with a bit more action, take the action! :D
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Re: Jinja rafting and gorilla trek

Postby kbh01 » Mon May 13, 2013 11:39 am

Did your guide arrange it or is it something you have to do on your own? Just want to make sure I don't miss out now!
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Re: Jinja rafting and gorilla trek

Postby ballu » Mon May 13, 2013 1:15 pm

Your tour leader will likely help you arrange this...there are two main companies, Adrift and Nile Raft Explorers. I didn't do this as part of a G Adventures trip so I arranged mine on my own, but you'll probably want to go with your group.
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Re: Jinja rafting and gorilla trek

Postby markmol » Mon May 13, 2013 6:35 pm

hi, the camp site had a tour guide that asked you what tours you wanted to do, i have rafted before so i opted to go quad bike riding for the day. The camp we stayed at is the Adrift Nile High Camp, if you look it up they may have the options available on thier website.
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Re: Jinja rafting and gorilla trek

Postby bkbkbkbk » Tue May 14, 2013 7:46 pm

Didn't go with g adventures but as said above the tourleader will give you all the information needed.

The gorilla track is awesome but be sure to take enough water. I really underestimated it and was pretty exhausted :p but this comes from a woman who doesn't do sports :)
Oh and long sleeves, not too thin trousers and of course gardening gloves are a must! Those nettles were pretty nasty sometimes.
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