The Nile post the Bujagali dam:
Since the completion of the Bujagali dam the rafting has moved downstream. Bujagali Falls itself and a few surrounding rapids were lost to the reservoir but the rafts now start at Overtime and now continue all the way to the Hairy Lemon island. This is around 25kms. Previously this section was done as part of a two day trip.
The Nile is still regarded by many as one of the best big volume destinations in the world for rafting and kayaking. In terms of what is left, everything below Silverback is still there and running well. So to summarise; you’ve got the following (with rafting grades in brackets):
- Overtime (5)/Dead Dutchman (6),
- Fairytale (4)/Chop Suey (4)/Retrospect (3),
- Bubugo (3),
- Superhole (3),
- Itanda (5)/Hypoxia (6)/Kalagala (6),
- Vengence (4)/Novacaine (5),
- Hair of the Dog (4),
- Kula Shaker (3),
- Nile Special (4),
- Malalu (3)
And plenty of other smaller rapids and different channels that are unnamed.
For recent videos and photos of rafting and kayaking check out: