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I absolutely loved my day out with KTN. We spent the morning paddling around Lake Victoria, before... read more

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

I've taken four lessons through Kayak the Nile and never thought I would progress so quickly. The staff are extremely knowledgeable about kayaking, but are also very patient and thorough instructors. I would highly recommend KTN to any skill level boater from beginner to expert!

Date of experience: November 2013
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Emily W, Owner at Kayak the Nile, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2013

Thanks for the recommendation Greg; we really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review!

The Nile's a great place for learning to kayak and we really enjoying seeing the progress that can be made here,

Thanks again,

Emily Wall
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

The two of us had travelled to Kenya to go to a friend's wedding and climb Mt Kenya, but a last minute decision to go to Jinja to 'Kayak the Nile' turned out to be the highlight of our entire trip. Neither of us had any experience kayaking and while we had initially thought to go rafting, our friend told us that the best way to experience rapids is with a kayak. Kayak the Nile seemed to be the only major company that offered kayaking so we went with them.

Everyone who worked there were amazingly friendly and very helpful. They were very flexible and accommodating with payment.......we paid them in a variety of currencies. Also, while the prices may not seem cheap, it turned out to of exceptional value.

We had chosen to do the one day introduction course as well as a day of the tandem kayak. However, after such an incredible experience, we ended up having another half day course......we would've done more if we had the time.

Our instructor, Colin, was a very good teacher and a really fun guy. He seemed genuinely excited and proud of our minuscule successes, which was very encouraging. We felt very safe and relaxed with him to the point where capsizing became fun.

We would definitely love to go back and would highly recommend anyone considering going to Jinja to go kayaking with Kayak the Nile. And definitely choose kayaking over rafting.......it is an infinitely better experience.

Date of experience: October 2013
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Emily W, Owner at Kayak the Nile, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

Thanks very much for the recommendation Balleila!

Doing both our tandem kayaking day and an 'Introduction to White Water' course is a fantastic way to experience the river and its rapids; it's great to receive feedback on your time kayaking with us.

We're happy to hear you had so much fun and I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to Colin.

Thanks again, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review,


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Reviewed 21 October 2013

I've been kayaking for around 8 years, and have never ventured beyond the white water of Wales and the South Alps. An old kayaking friend suggested paddling in Uganda as he had a university trip scheduled there, so I thought why not and seized the opportunity. As the date loomed closer I began to get more and more nervous about this very different sort of kayaking - these colossal holes and waves and whirlpools, and really started to regret the whole thing. But when I got there, got trashed a few times, had a couple of swims and drank a few Nile Specials, I realised there was nothing to fear. This trip was going to be exciting, fun, and just the right amount of fear. Our coaches, Colin and Sam, were absolutely world class: both in their approach to introducing us to this sort of water at just the right pace (not pushing us too hard but not letting us lapse into an apathetic comfort zone), and their continual analysis and instruction of more specific elements of our kayaking. Yet all the while our coaches had fun, and this made a world of difference. the maintained an extremely friendly and fun yet simultaneously professional attitude to our time both on and off the water. They always went the extra mile - whether joining us for dinner every night, spending extra time talking with us about our kayaking, or accompanying us when we did other activities. I would give Kayak the Nile my highest recommendation - not only as a kayaking organisation but as a professional company, and a means of experiencing some of the best both kayaking and Uganda has to offer. Many thanks and I'll be back soon!

David

Date of experience: September 2013
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Emily W, Owner at Kayak the Nile, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2013

Thank you for the recommendation David!

I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to both Sam and Colin. Being able to kayak the Nile on a daily basis is a dream job for all us of here, but in addition to that, we love showing others all the river, and Uganda, has to offer - it's fantastic to hear we're succeeding at that.

Thanks again for taking the time to leave us a review; it's much appreciated,

Emily Wall
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Love it Live it provides incredible coaching which manages to be fun, personalised and progressive all at the same time. I have been coached by a number of different companies and I genuinely feel like love it live it provided the best coaching I have had in a long time, and it really came across how much they enjoyed teaching. I was paddling with another experienced paddler and two other friends that had never paddled before and yet we still managed to have an integrated trip that challenged and massively improved all of us. If you are heading to the Nile, or anywhere else for that matter, I would highly reccomend you contact love it live it and see what they can organise

Date of experience: October 2013
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Emily W, Owner at Kayak the Nile, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2013

Thank you for the review, Paul33824!

We have a lot of fun running our 'Love it Live it' holiday packages in conjunction with what do here at Kayak the Nile, and it's great to hear your about experience with us.

One of things we love about kayaking on the Nile is that there truly is something for everyone. As you found out, it's possible to have both complete novices and experienced kayakers all paddling, learning and challenging themselves, on the same section of river.

Thanks again for review and recommendation,

Emily Wall
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

My friend and I have been paddling for several years but we decided to book the Discover the Nile kayaking package as a way of getting introduced to the river. We are happy to have had local guides show us the ropes (literally in the case of the Nile Special wave). After three days with guides, we felt much more confident about all the lines, logistics of getting to and from the river and how to use the rope at Nile Special. The guides are very knowledgeable and friendly, and the coaching was especially helpful for kayakers with less big-water experience. Thanks again.

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank Edward W
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Emily W, Owner at Kayak the Nile, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2013

Thank you for the review, Edward W! We're happy to hear you enjoyed our 'Discover the Nile' 3 day intro to the river, as you found out, this is a great way for experienced kayakers to learn the multiple lines, rapids and channels here and get themselves set up for the rest of their time on the river.

I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to the rest of the team,

Thanks again,

Emily Wall
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