Adrift East Africa

African Based Travel Specialist

Plot 163 Bugerere, Block 148 Kalagala Island, Kayunga District
Member Number: 201221 Tel: +256 (0) 312 237 438

ADRIFT – Uganda Original rafting company and the most popular and respected adventure operator in the country comprising of an expert local and international team with over 30 years of worldwide rafting and adventure experience who will guide you through Uganda's most authentic and unique activities on the River Nile.

Adrift has an unparalleled safety record that is both unrivaled and admired and we aim to keep it this way.  We thank over 58,000 customers who have safely rafted the Nile with us including Prince William, Ginger Spice, Mikka Hakkanen, Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman.

Leading the way, Adrift made the first-ever descent of the river Nile in Uganda in 1996 (10 years after first scouting the river) and hit world headlines before introducing commercial whitewater rafting to the country. The company has the most professional and experienced team on the continent and we look forward to rafting with you in Uganda.

Where we operate

  • Uganda

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Overland

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

Engagement of local communities

support of local schools

providing power to the villages



01 July 2019

Adrift Uganda Rebrands to Wild Horizons Uganda

Adrift Uganda will rebrand to Wild Horizons Uganda from 01 September 2019.  Wild Horizons and the Adrift brands are part of the Tourvest Accommodation and Activities Division (TAA) and enjoy an already strong partnership. Leanne Haigh CEO Adrift East Africa commented that this strategic rebranding exercise will align two of the strongest white water rafting & activity brands. Both entities will retain their current Management structures and operate independently of each other but will share expertise in order to drive both brands more strategically.

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18 June 2019

Adrift Uganda opens Kalagala Falls Overland Camp near Jinja, Uganda

Adrift Uganda has opened the doors to its new Kalagala Falls Overland Camp, offering adventure-seekers an unforgettable experience on a budget at one of the largest campsites in East Africa. Located a short drive from Jinja and just over an hour from Kampala, the Camp is nestled in a private concession managed by the National Forestry Association and within the Nile Bank and Kalagala Central Forest Reserves.

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15 November 2018

Isimba Dam, Uganda’s latest hydro electrical project on the River Nile, is complete and the flooding has begun

Unfortunately, some of the sections of  the commercially operated Nile river will be affected, including many parts of the river where we enjoyed the rush of the of the turbulent waters as well as the beauty of the protected habitats and the communities that have long dwelled here.

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04 March 2013

Adrift in Top Gear

Adrift led the notorious Top Gear team in search of the Source of the Nile last October.  Adrift CEO, New Zealander, Cam McLeay is recognized as one of the leading experts on the navigation of the Nile.  Despite thousands of years of human exploration of the Nile, there is still some debate about the location of the source of the world’s longest river.  Jeremy Clarkson was enthused to put his own spin on one of exploration’s greatest prizes, and to share the prize wi…

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