For a long time, and many times, the River Nile has been refered by man as a source of life, prosperity and great wonder. But this great wonder has been undiscovered by few adventurers, thrilled by this mighty river than by experiencing grade 5 white water rafting at its source in Uganda. On a personal adventure and testimony, Rafting as an activity had always seemed like a night mare to me.. as a tour guide for over 6 years now, taking tourists at this activity has always been my joy because I knew perfectly well smiles will be the outcome in the end of this water adventurer, I always freaked out and felt I was loosing my clients in that long river not knowing I was being left out on one of the amazing activity with water,.
So here comes a day, honoured to be a driver guide of a family from newzland, Andrew and Benice with their son Francis who seem to love this activity and this seemed their number one interest of their adventure, they talked about it on our way to Jinja as I navigated the road and corners where the source of this river is and where the rafting is done., as usual I remained silent and waited for the smiles as usual, in the morning (un prepared) woke up early just to make sure they get ready for their all day activity minus me, and when I saw them boarding this truck that takes them to the briefing and starting point, im like I should make sure my clients are safe and all goes well reason I decide to go with them for the briefing, remember I got my long pants on (jean trousers), when we get there, I see them wearing the head gears and a life jacket and I am like I can also put on this just for a picture and lie to my friends that I rafted the nile, which I did and was looking great, so a rafting guide sees me and is like you look nice in these gears, im like thanks, he goes on lets go and just keep a look at your clients as they enjoy, im like will I be on the water, and he’s like yeahh, there and then I get goose bumps, and I go nooo thank you. He insists, there is nothing going to happen, we stay together in the safety boat and all you will do is look on to the others, now here I feel some confidence though still freaking out, but the word “safety boat” gave me the courage to, because he further explained to me the purpose of this boat, only carries safety equipments , rescues flipped rafters, medical equipments for first aid, so here I think to myself, this is no bad and asked myself, if it was going to flip then there was no reason to keep safety medics or be called “safety boat” or a name of the sort, so here a courageous Alex gets on the safety boat and we start to roll, confidence I got further from the lead guide who gives us instructions/brief of what to do just incase you flipped off the boat, but I was not going to flip off the safety boat anyway. But knew exactly what to do just in case all thanks to the briefing. I was told to remove my long pants and remain with my Short I had wore inside the jean trousers reason was it was too cold that morning so I decide to wear another little long trousers not knowing it was going to be of help to me that day.. so here im on the river with my optional shorts and a t-shirt...i looked like an african tennager from an evening day farming, "the peddle looking like the hoe"
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