Activities in the Area

Things to do that start from The Haven

The following tours start from the riverbank at The Haven on a peaceful section of the River Nile and are provided by an external company, Kayak the Nile and NileSUP. Your expert local guide will point out the birds and wildlife that live along the riverbank while you enjoy a relaxing kayak or SUP to

Kayaking tours
The sit-on-top kayak tour is suitable for all ages, abilities and adventure levels.

Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) tours
See the Nile in an unusual way from a Stand-Up Paddleboards. The SUP tour is suitable for all ages, abilities and adventure levels.

Whitewater kayaking and whitewater Stand Up Paddle boarding
Spend the morning learning some new skills on the calm water below The Haven before putting your skills to the test on an exciting stretch of the River Nile. It is a safe but thrilling one- or half day experience.

Enjoy the warm water, sunshine and tropical islands of the Nile on while Whitewater Stand Up Paddle boarding.

Things to do that can be arranged by The Haven

Jinja is known as ‘the adrenalin capital of East Africa.’ There is a full range of adventure activities that we can arrange for you while you are staying at The Haven. These include grade 5 white water rafting, kayaking and family float on the River Nile (which is a sedate – yet still exciting – version of rafting).

Speedboat ride
If you’re looking for a thrill (without too much exertion) take a speedboat ride up the River Nile from The Haven.

Source of the Nile kayak and stand up paddleboard (SUP) tours
Enjoy a kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard tour through the famed Source of the Nile in Jinja. This tour also features a wide range of birds and beautiful scenery with our expert guide telling stories along the way.

Grade 5 tandem kayaking
Experience huge waves and hydraulics under the expert guidance of one of the Nile’s most experienced instructors. No previous kayaking experience necessary – if you flip upside down all you need to do is hold tight and your guide will roll you back up again. This is an awesome experience for thrill seekers wanting to tackle the Mighty Nile!

Bungee jumping
Take a boat across the river, or drive, to Uganda’s only bungee jumping spot. Leap 44 metres over the source of the Nile from one of the world’s most spectacular bungee jumping sites. Jinja’s bungee jump has been constructed and operates to the highest U.S and Canadian standards. There is no minimum age limit for bungee jumping but there is a minimum weight of 35 kg.

Horse riding (adults and children)
Whether you’re an amateur or an experienced rider, there is a horse ride suitable for you. Rides are a minimum of one hour (the kids’ pony ride lasts 30 minutes). The sunset horseback ride lasts one and a half hours and ends with sundowner drinks overlooking the River Nile. If you’re looking for an adventure on horseback, The Haven is one of the overnight stops on a multi-day horseback safari.

Quad biking
Quad biking is suitable for all the family (and great for groups too). After putting on your protective overalls, goggles and helmet, the quad bike safari practice session starts. Drive through countryside trails and explore the local villages and the banks of the River Nile on four wheels.

Grade 5 tandem kayaking
Do you want to go kayaking but prefer to have an experienced kayaker to guide you? Tandem kayaking is the best of both worlds: you get a front seat descending the grade 5 rapids while your guide safely navigates your course.

Jinja truly is ‘the adrenalin capital of East Africa’ – now you can understand why!

Let one of the staff at The Haven Eco River Lodge know if you’d like to book any of these activities. We’re happy to book them for you.



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