Published: January 28th 2007January 28th 2007
The Nile River
Do I really need to say anything about the Nile?
So I did end up doing the full day white water rafting, it was AMAZING!!!!! It's been four days and i'm STILL sore!! But it's awesome, a pain that i worked for :o) I have bruises all over my knees and shins, a nasty burn on my shoulders, and just about every muscle in my body hurts, not to mention i think I managed to sprain my ankle and thumb - wheeeee! Seriously though, it was so cool. I would do it again in a heartbeat! (now that i'm somewhat recovered of course)
There are no pictures of the actual rafting, for the obvious reason that I couldn't take my camera onto the rapids. Even if i'd had a waterproof camera - it would have gotten lost for sure! I only fell out of the raft once, which i'm seriously proud of, and our raft never actually flipped over which was nice because that's when you get stuck in the rapids wondering what the hell just happened.... even when i did fall it, it felt like eons that i was under the water. But when you surface, there are safety kayaks that come flying out of god knows where and
rescue you. Not that you really NEED to be rescued, because by that time you've travelled about 250m down river and are out of the rapids. God it was so cool!! Definitely the experience of a lifetime!
At one lazy point the river we got to jump in and just float along the Nile... and we had a nice fruit and cookie lunch on our rafts.... truely amazing. So, i got burnt... and then after that the sun went away, the thunder started up and god help me i swear it was hailing! It hurt so much, and we were all shivering like mad. But then we came up to the rapid, flew in, and when the first big wave washed over us we were like "ahhhh nice!" because the water was so warm!
Okay i'm sorry this post is a bit of a jumble but i'm in a hurry here so if you want to know more about white water rafting, i'll get back to you on that, but for now i gotta go! I'm in Nairobi for the next 3 days then its off to the Serengetti - cant wait!
There are more photos below