How to dress for the river?
- T-shirt or short sleeved top primarily for sun protection on our shoulders.
- Swimsuit and/or quick-dry board shorts. Longer shorts provide better sun protection for your thighs but draw strings are best. Certain rapids have a healthy appetite for loose-fitting shorts and you risk giving fellow rafters an expose. Do not wear long trousers as they will become water logged and a liability should you swim from the raft.
- Plenty of high-factor sun-cream for protection. Avoid putting this on your forehead where it will get washed into and irritate your eyes.
- We recommend barefoot travel in the rafts. Wakisi Island and our finish point have feet-friendly trails. You can wear trainers or sandals but both will get wet and you risk loosing the later to the river. Unless your sandals have secure buckles, velcro straps are likely to come loose and the Nile will claim them.
- Bring a towel and change of clothes for the end of you river trip. Everything you wear will come back wet.
- Do not bring jewellery, cameras, watches or other items of value you would not like to lose.
- A fashionable helmet for your head mainly to protect you against other people pretending to paddle well in the rapids.
- A high-buoyancy lifejacket designed to bring you to the surface and allow you to swim safely through any of the rapids we raft. Each of these rapids has been swum safely hundreds of times.
- Paddles for those choosing the popular paddle raft option
- A communal water-tight case allowing you to carry sun-cream and medical essentials (asthma inhalers, cigarettes etc.) on-board the raft with us.
- An excellent international team of guides, safety kayakers, rafts, first-aid supplies, paddle jackets for inclement weather, and particularly good company.