Cross lake kayak event to promote Uganda sports tourism


UGANDA (eTN) – Kayaking has long been on the menu of activities by renowned adventure company Nile River Explorers and has over the years attracted many visitors from abroad, at times with special airline promotions uplifting their sports equipment for free. The upper Nile valley below Jinja has gained a reputation of being an all-year location for kayaking and competitors especially like to come from the northern hemisphere to use Uganda as their winter training ground.

Last week saw a cross lake kayaking expedition launched from the “Source of the Nile” in Jinja to the Kenyan lakeside city of Kisumu, in which Italian and local kayakers participated. The Uganda Tourist Board and the Ministry of Tourism was swift to commend and support the venture as an added attraction for tourism businesses to promote abroad and in the region.