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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips

Blue Nile

Location: Near Bahir Dar

The Blue Nile is one of the main Nile’s primary tributaries and begins in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana before flowing toward the Sudanese boarder and on to Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea.

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Level of Difficulty: Class I-V / Beginner – Advanced

Rafters will find several options for commercial trips on the Blue Nile depending on what level of challenge is desired. Gentle float trips offer a relaxing way to experience the Blue Nile’s beauty. Exciting whitewater is abundant on other sections, and can be rafted in one to four day sections.

Scenery and Wildlife: Excellent Bird Watching

Blue Nile River rafting trips are a delight for bird-watchers who will encounter species ranging from the giant kingfisher and great cormorant, to the little green bee-eater and lesser black-backed gulls.

Season: November – February

Whitewater and float trips are commercially available on the Blue Nile from November to February.