About Adrift Uganda Ltd
Over the past two decades we have explored some of the wildest rivers on the planet and the source of the Nile is our favourite. In 1996 Adrift made an historic first descent of the White Nile in Uganda and introduced whitewater rafting to the source of the Nile.
We now offer thrilling adventures for all ages and abilities.
More than four thousand miles in length, the might Nile is the longest river on earth. The great waterway has played a monumental role in history.
It traverses an incredible variety of landscapes, a colourful medley of cultures and since the beginning of time has enthralled civilisations with its power and mystery.
Ancient Egyptian kings sent armies in search of the source of the great river and explorers from Heredotus to Speke have sought to chart its course.
Until recently no one dared challenge the White Nile at its source – some of the most powerful and sustained rapids on earth.
At Nile High Bungee and Camp on the equator, the mighty Nile rushes rapidly between forest covered islands, explodes in huge warm waves and creates the best rapids for rafting, kayaking and river surfing to be found anywhere in the world.
Our rafts have launched from glaciers in the Pamir mountains of Tajikistan, plunged into huge holes on Pakistan’s Indus river, danced on the waves of Chiles Rio Bio Bio, dropped over waterfalls on New Zealands remote west coast and transported stranded tribesman on Ethiopia’s Omo river. We have paddled dugout canoes on the remote Tshuapa River in DR Congo, featured on BBC News and Discovery Channels, flipped in the freezing waters of Siberias Chuya River and we have run commercial rafting operations in eight countries throughout the world. In 1996, we made an historic first descent of the White Nile in Uganda, introduced commercial rafting to the legendary river and it has since become our firm favourite.
At 6718 kms long, the mighty Nile is the world’s longest river. The great waterway has played iconic role in history. It traverses an incredible variety of landscapes, a colourful medley of cultures and since the beginning of time, it has enthralled civilisations with its power and mystery.
Ancient Egyptian kings sent armies in search of its sources and explorers from Herodotus to Speke have sought to chart its course. However, until a decade ago, no-one dared the challenge the Nile at its Victorian source some of the most exciting and powerful rapids on earth.
After scouting the Nile in 1986 and again in 1995, Adrift made the first ever descent of the Victoria Nile in 1996 and introduced commercial rafting to Uganda. Rafting has since become the most popular tourist activity in the country. Contrary to popular myth surrounding the Nile, the river is clean, warm and spectacular in Uganda. Unlike the better-known Nile in Egypt, river traffic at the source is restricted to dugout canoes, monitor lizards, rafts and shy river otters.
Adrift is the most popular and respected adventure tour operator in the country. From the Adrift river base at Nile High Camp on the banks of the Nile our professional international crew offer a wide range of adventure options to suit all tastes. These include whitewater rafting, family rafting, bungee jumping, river boarding, surfing, community conservation projects, team-building and mountain climbing.
For 25-years Adrift guides have been leading river descents on every planet except the frozen one and our safety record is envied and unequalled. Safety is paramount in each one of the activities we offer and to date over 30,000 people have chosen to raft safely with Adrift.