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FAQs - Family Float

Family Float - US$30

Family Float - US$30

For the not so adventurous or the not so tall, why not spend your time drifting down the River Nile. Beautiful islands, birdlife and low grade rapids make it the ideal short family outing for both young and old.

 

When is the best time of year to go rafting?
Apart from Xmas Day and New Years Day we raft everyday as the flow is dam controlled and not seasonal or affected by rains.
Do I need to book this trip in advance?
The rafting is very flexible, however to ensure our service to you is as efficient as we like, we would recommend that you book at least the day before particularly if you require transport or accommodation. Please be aware that on weekends, especially in high season our accommodation can fill very quickly.
Will I get wet and/or cold?
You will certainly get wet but the water is always warm. You might get cold if it gets windy, in which case spray jackets will be provided.
What happens if it is raining?
We raft everyday rain or shine. As we are on the equator most rains in Uganda are tropical rains, intense but for only a short period of time. Should you encounter a storm in the morning we may delay the start until it has passed. 
What is the possibility of falling out of the boat?
There is a chance you may fall out of the boat, though unlikely. You may swim voluntarily in the pools and our safety kayakers will always be close by.
What is a safety kayaker?
A safety kayaker will fetch you if you do fall out of the raft. They are there for your safety, because they are quicker and easier to manoeuvre than a raft. 
What if I am vegetarian or have other dietary needs?
No problem, we cater for vegetarians every day but your trip leader will confirm numbers of anyone with special dietary needs at the briefing on the morning of rafting.
What if I can't see without my glasses?
If you have disposable contact lenses then we recommend you wear them, otherwise your glasses need to be securely tied to your head and helmet, however you take them at your own risk.
Can I go if I have a medical condition?
Please let us know in the morning if you have any medical condition you think we should be aware of particularly previous injuries, and take any medicines with you for the day.
Can I go if I have a disability?
We like to help everyone experience the Nile and specialize in helping those with disabilities. If you do have a disability and would like to go rafting please contact us and we will do our best to make it possible.
What do I do with my valuables to keep them safe?
Valuables can be left at our office at check in, or at the Adventure Centre at Explorers River Camp, they will be given a security tag and stored in a safe place. Do not take any valuables on the river!
What about my bags?
If you are staying at our River Camp your bags will be transferred while you are on the river. If you are not staying at our River Camp, we recommend you take a small bag with something dry to change into at the end of your trip, this will be kept in our office and meet you at the finish point. Any other bags will be tagged and remain in our office for collection there.
What about crocs and hippos?
In 15 years of operation there have been no crocodile related incidents as they do not like populated areas so are rarely seen. There are no hippos on this stretch of river.