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Downriver Racing Sam Ward about to drop on superhole on the Nile river in uganda

Published on janvier 22nd, 2020 | by Kayak Session https://www.kayaksession.com/img-current-issue/upload-your-video.png

Nile River Fest 2020, Jan 30th-Feb 2nd

The Nile River Festival is back with four days of paddling, partying and all things River Nile, from 30th January to 2nd February.

NRF is Africa’s longest running whitewater kayak festival for a reason. With events that include the infamous class 5 Itanda Falls Race – one of the hardest high volume race courses in the world – and the classic, super-fun Big Air Ramp, Nile River Festival is always one to remember.
SAM WARD going huge in the Cuban big air freestyle event at the 2019 Nile RIver festival in Uganda

SAM WARD going huge in the Cuban big air freestyle ©Tommy Hatwell/kayaksession.com

This year’s schedule includes freestyle on a variety of features along the mighty White Nile; in a format that champions the best all-round freestyle paddler while celebrating the range of features the Nile has to offer. Paddlers will enjoy the high emotions of big wave surfing on Phoenix and Cuban wave, as well as technical rides on Itanda Hole and Real Deal Hole, to name just a few of the Nile’s world-class features.
Sausi one of the best Ugandan Whitewater kayaker

Sausi one of the best Ugandan Whitewater kayaker ©Emily Ward/kayaksession.com

After last year’s success, the Raft Freestyle has earned its very own day. This is an explosion of huge raft flips, wacky moves and bold lines down the class 5 channels of the river.
Party Surf on superhole during the Raft day at the 2019 Nile River festival© TOMMY HATWELL

Party Surf on superhole during the Raft day at the 2019 Nile River festival ©Tommy Hatwell/ Kayaksession.com

A mass-start race down the chaotic Vengeance rapid has also been added to the bill this year. Over 40 paddlers battling for the win through huge crashing waves is sure to be a carnage-filled spectacle!
Bartosz Czauderma and Dan Griffith in the head to head race at the Nile River festival. ©Alex Neal/kayaksession.com

Bartosz Czauderma and Dan Griffith in the head to head race at the Nile River festival. ©Alex Neal/kayaksession.com

The fun certainly doesn’t end off the water, with epic parties at NRE bar, live music at the new camp by Kalagala falls, and bush camp and closing BBQ on the island by Vengeance rapid!
Big Air costumed at the NIle r iver festival ©Tommy Hatwell

Big Air costumed at the NIle r iver festival ©Tommy Hatwell/kayaksession.com

Nile River Festival is not to be missed… follow this year’s festival on kayaksession.com and all our social media ( Insta: kayaksessionmagFacebook: Kayak Session MagazineYoutube: Kayak Session TV)

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