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What makes rafting the Nile so special?

February 27, 2013
What makes rafting the Nile so special?

Can we put our finger on it? The rapids, the temperature, or the warmth of the reception; as visitors embrace Uganda or the river itself. There is no doubt that the Nile stands as the best, if not the ultimate one-day rafting trip on the planet. A survey of some of our guides (including those [...]

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The allure of Uganda’s white water rafting

July 6, 2012
The allure of Uganda's white water rafting

This article appeared on the 4th of July 2012 in Uganda’s New Vision newspaper. The article was written by our client Rebecca Sesny.

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The tide is in…

September 2, 2011

High water came without warning over the Nile in the last couple of months. At first light, the river is often a jumble of darkened rocks, much to the delight of the African Open-billed storks, who make the most of the low water to gather snails for breakfast from cracks in the normally-submerged rocks. However, [...]

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Exceeding all expectations

September 2, 2011
Exceeding all expectations

Board shorts, sunscreen and thrills characterize one of the world’s legendary whitewater rafting runs – the source of the Nile in Uganda. Year-round, adventurers from around the world scramble for the opportunity to raft the heart-pounding whitewater on the Nile, and it’s recently got better. Adrift’s new one-day trip on the Nile has delighted thousands [...]

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Animals rule the waves

June 27, 2011
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Below article by Roy Bailey from New Zealand, a good friend of Cam and Kate McLeay, appeared in the ‘Otago Daily Times’ of the 21st of June 2011. Uganda’s white water was the main attraction, but Roy Bailey found much more to like about the country. Really, I couldn’t not go to Uganda. For a [...]

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30 Years

April 9, 2011

Cam McLeay looks back over the last three decades and recounts some of the stories from three decades of worldwide river running, initially in rafts homemade from inner tubes, bailing twine and stout bamboo. It started to rain heavily in the fading light. Before long, the downpour had drowned the fire, the last steam and [...]

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The African Queen

April 9, 2011
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Just the mention of The African Queen ignites all sorts of romantic and nostalgic feelings of the dark continent. Made famous by the classic film starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, ‘The African Queen first sailed onto the silver screen in 1951 and was immediately acclaimed as a Technicolour tour of the jungle wonders enriched [...]

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Another First

March 9, 2011
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To celebrate the return of President Museveni to power and the 30-year anniversary of rafting for Adrift, we are introducing a new one-day rafting trip to the Nile. With the closure of the Eastern Channel of the river and the entire Nile being re-directed through the powerhouse at the Bujagali Falls dam, we can, no [...]

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Farewell to ‘Big Brother’

March 9, 2011
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It has been 15 years since we made the first descent of the Victoria Nile in July 1996, and were told we were ‘mad’ to be introducing whitewater rafting to Uganda. An impassioned bureaucrat told us that they were building another dam across the whole Nile ‘within a couple of months’, and encouraged us to [...]

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The Nile high club

January 31, 2011
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(artwork IGOR SAKTOR – copyright ‘The Australian’) A whitewater adventure in Uganda is wild, wet and a thrill a minute Steve Cartwright wrote a great article about rafting with Adrift in The Weekend Australian. Read the article online or download it here

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