High adrenaline adventure on some of the world’s biggest whitewater

Looking for the biggest adrenaline rush on the Mighty Nile? Tandem kayaking lets you take on some of the biggest and best rapids in a single day.

Facing huge wave trains, crashing white water and powerful hydraulics, it’s a team effort between you and your guide to make it through all of the rapids successfully. You will be paddling the river with our expert tandem kayaking guides who know the river like the backs of their hands. For those who like the idea of having their own craft, taking on the white water truly down at river level and getting the best experience, or simply for those who have done rafting before and want to step it up, tandem kayaking is perfect.

You sit in the front of a double seater kayak and provide the power to get through the waves. Your guide, in the back seat, has the job of instructing you when to put in the energy and steering you both safely down the rapids. Should you end up on the wrong side of a crashing wave and get flipped by the water, it’s not necessarily time for a bath just yet. Unlike a rafting flip, where you could end up a long way from the boat having to swim rapids on your own, if you can hold your breath for 3 to 5 seconds (you can try it now to practice) your guide will attempt to roll you both back up. You can be back upright in the middle of the rapid having performed the hero move, and in the game for the rest of the waves.

Each rapid is followed by calm water, giving you time to let the adrenaline settle, top-up your sun cream and relax before getting another hit. The calm water also gives you time to regroup and swap courageous stories with your guide. At lunch we will provide you with drinkings and a delicious and nutritious meal.

Each of the rapids on the river are spectacular, and there is some strong competition for the title of ‘best rapid’ but two standout, watch out for The Bad Place, and Overtime.

With some of the world’s biggest rapids still vividly fresh in your mind, the day ends with an open bar stocked with cold beers, sodas and gin and tonics.

Find out more about tandem kayaking at Kayak the Nile