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Address: Wilson Avenue, Jinja, Uganda
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+256 772 422373
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09:00 - 18:00
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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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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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sinza1
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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

Thanks RichardN1996 More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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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 

Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rafting was excellent and our guide Josh did a great job of instructing us on what to do should the boat capsize on each rapid so you always felt safe and prepared. There was also two opportunities to jump in and have a swim. The whole experience was almost surreal given you were on the famous Nile. All in... More 

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

Thanks for the review MabbittBawcutt and our apologies for the problems you experienced with the transport side of the day. I will pass on your comments to our operations department. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a good time on both the sunset cruise and the full day rafting. On the cruise, we quickly became friends with Joe, who was super friendly and fun to talk to. On the rapids, we were in a boat with Josh, who did a phenomenal job leading the trip and making all of us feel very comfortable.... More 

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

Thanks Mason S, we look forward to your next stay. And don't forget if you come back within 3 months you can raft again for just $85! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day. We went rafting a full day and with our guide Paulo, which was an awesome guide, we managed to only flip twice on the grade 5 rafting. It was really nice!

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

Thanks Simon D, I will pass your compliments on to Paulo. More 

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is amazing trip and memorable moments Source of Nile River and starting point. Kampala to jinja around 2 hrs by road. Road is so good. Many restaurants and local tourist guides Boating cost is reasonable. Many tourists people every day

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

Thank you for the review Muthu K More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I rafted down the Nile with Juma (and Moses, for me in the safety boat) and we couldn't have had a more amazing day. All the highly skilled guides and kayakers put our safety first -- and thank goodness for that! The first rapids are Class V and they were terrifying, but exhilarating. Was proud to have... More 

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

Thanks GammyJ for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience on the Nile. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

checked in for only two nights here at Nile River Explorers Campsite and ended up loving it so much we stayed for 6. There is a campsite, dorms, private rooms and en-suite rooms. The site is quite charming, the staff are extremely friendly and there is beer on tap! I was here in March so there were some nice quite... More 

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

Thanks MadisonD. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I will ensure your compliments of our staff are passed on. More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

They send me a car to pick me up at the hotel and the boat was ready to set sail. The ride was awesome, the crew was very animated and they give a lot of information about the river and the Owen Dam. The Sunset Cruise has an open bar and snacks. Very good experience y higly recomend River Nile... More 

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

Thank you bob a More 

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