MCU Kayaking Weekend – Bujagali

This weekend, the MCU is headed to Jinja and the White Nile River for discounted group lessons with the stellar team at Kayak The Nile.
Paddlers of all levels — especially beginners — are welcome. It’s always a fun weekend out of the big city! For more info, including MCU discounts, and anything else you might need to know, sign up here.
Non-kayakers are more than welcome to come and enjoy a chilled out weekend with MCU. There are plenty of non-kayaking options like swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, and more!
Be sure to book accommodation with Nile River Explorers or Nile River Camp directly. Camping is available in addition to dorm rooms and safari tents.
For transport options, it is possible to sign up for the NRE Shuttle, but post to our Facebook page and we’ll hep you find a ride! If you’re a driver, let us know!
Email Josh, our Kayaking Coordinator at jsg1@ualberta.ca if you have any questions.

MCU Kayaking Weekend – Bujagali 

This weekend, the MCU is headed to Jinja and the White Nile River for discounted group lessons with the stellar team at Kayak The Nile.
Paddlers of all levels — especially beginners — are welcome. It’s always a fun weekend out of the big city! For more info, including MCU discounts, and anything else you might need to know, sign up here.
Non-kayakers are more than welcome to come and enjoy a chilled out weekend with MCU. There are plenty of non-kayaking options like swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, and more!
Be sure to book accommodation with Nile River Explorers or Nile River Camp directly. Camping is available in addition to dorm rooms and safari tents.
For transport options, it is possible to sign up for the NRE Shuttle, but post to our Facebook page and we’ll hep you find a ride! If you’re a driver, let us know!
Email Josh, our Kayaking Coordinator at jsg1@ualberta.ca if you have any questions.

MCU Kayaking Weekend – Hairy Lemon Island

This weekend the MCU is headed to Hairy Lemon Island for discounted group lessons with the stellar team at Kayak The Nile.
Paddlers of all levels — especially beginners — are welcome. It’s always a fun weekend out of the big city! For more info, including MCU discounts, and anything else you might need to know, sign up here.
Non-kayakers are more than welcome to come and enjoy a chilled out weekend with MCU. There are plenty of non-kayaking options like swimming, lounging on the island, frisbee golf, and more!
In addition to signing up using the online form, please book your accomodation directly with Hairy Lemon Island here. Camping is available as well as dorm rooms, but book fast!
Shuttles for transport are not available, but after you sign up, post to our Facebook page and we’ll help you find a ride! If you’re a driver, let us know!
Email Josh, our Kayaking Coordinator at jsg1@ualberta.ca if you have any questions.

MCU Kayaking Weekend – Bujagali 

This weekend, the MCU is headed to Jinja and the White Nile River for discounted group lessons with the stellar team at Kayak The Nile.
Paddlers of all levels — especially beginners — are welcome. It’s always a fun weekend out of the big city! For more info, including MCU discounts, and anything else you might need to know, sign up here.
Non-kayakers are more than welcome to come and enjoy a chilled out weekend with MCU. There are plenty of non-kayaking options like swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, and more!
Be sure to book accommodation with Nile River Explorers or Nile River Camp directly. Camping is available in addition to dorm rooms and safari tents.
For transport options, it is possible to sign up for the NRE Shuttle, but post to our Facebook page and we’ll hep you find a ride! If you’re a driver, let us know!
Email Josh, our Kayaking Coordinator at jsg1@ualberta.ca if you have any questions.

Hairy Lemon Kayaking and Social Weekend

The long awaited Hairy Lemon weekend is back. So get ready for the social highlight in MCU’s calendar with a big fancy dress party on Saturday night.

For the kayakers the Hairy Lemon weekend offers the great opportunity to explore a different part of the river and run some new rapids. Kayak the Nile will be offering discounted kayaking lessons for beginners to advanced kayakers. For more details and sign-up click here to sign-up.

Non-kayakers are more than welcome to join – judging from last time there were definitely more people just enjoying a chilled out weekend than kayaking.
As the Hairy Lemon is an island, it is vital that you book accommodation and please note that the usual shuttle service is not available for Hairy Lemon weekends.
Please email laurabierer@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Nile Kayaking Weekend

This MCU kayaking weekend will be on February 25-26th in Bujagali!

Once a month MCU heads to Jinja for discounted group lessons with the stellar team at Kayak the Nile. Paddlers of all levels – including beginners – are welcome. It’s always a fun weekend out of the big city! More info take a look at Kayak the Nile and here for the MCU discounts and all-you-need-to-know on the lessons. The sign-up sheet will become available after the last month’s lesson took place – so please do not sign up yet.

Non-kayakers are more than welcome to join and enjoy a chilled out weekend with MCU. There are plenty of non-kayaking options from swimming, stand-up-paddle-boarding on the Nile, going on community walks, horseback riding and many more.

Please email laurabierer@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

3rd Annual Girls Gone Nile

For the third time, ladies in Uganda are taking over the Nile! The weekend will be about female paddlers supporting each other on and off the river and is a good chance for women to learn from one another while enjoying all the Nile has to offer. The event is open to all skill levels. Non-kayaking ladies are welcome to come hang out but if you learned on the Nile you must have done at least 3 lessons with Kayak the Nile to paddle. Note, this is not an official lesson with professional instructors, this is more of a casual gathering for women to get together to share and build experience and push each other in a encouraging environment. Fill in the Google Form to sign up!

Girls Gone Nile 2016 from Shannon Orcutt on Vimeo.

The only costs involved are if you need to rent kayaking equipment and we’ll split the price of transport. You should bring your own lunch for both days and we will be doing dinner and breakfast potluck style.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11

We will meet at Kayak the Nile in Bujagali at 10AM drive to Jenny and Charlie’s land at Superhole. We’ll do a brief Superhole session then the intermediate/ advanced group paddle down to Nile Special. We’ll be cooking out, camping, and living it up at the land.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12

We’ll make a quick breakfast then head out to the river likely splitting into a beginner and more advanced groups to practice skills and surfing around Superhole. Likely leaving the land around 3pm.

Sign up here or email shannon.orcutt@gmail.com for details 🙂

 

2017 Nile River Festival

The Nile River Festival is a four day event hosted by Kayak the Nile that makes the most of some of the biggest rapids in the world and celebrates all that is awesome about the River Nile, here in Uganda. Every year, the NRF draws some of the best athletes from around the world to compete for the overall champion title.

MCU often has a big group spectating and competing so be sure to mark your calendar!

For event updates, check the Facebook event page and event website!

Nile Kayaking Weekend

This MCU kayaking weekend will be on January 14-15th in Bujagali!

 

Once a month MCU heads to Jinja for discounted group lessons with the stellar team at Kayak the Nile. Paddlers of all levels – including beginners – are welcome. It’s always a fun weekend out of the big city! More info take a look at Kayak the Nile and here for the MCU discounts and all-you-need-to-know on the lessons. The sign-up sheet will become available after the last month’s lesson took place – so please do not sign up yet.

 

Non-kayakers are more than welcome to join and enjoy a chilled out weekend with MCU. There are plenty of non-kayaking options from swimming, stand-up-paddle-boarding on the Nile, going on community walks, horseback riding and many more.

 

Please email laurabierer@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Tana River Festival

The 2nd annual Tana River Festival is taking place in Kenya. The festival aims to bring together the East African and International whitewater community for a weekend of fun, challenging competitions on Kenya’s most famous river. The festival hopes to increase the participation of Kenyans in the sport, while encouraging international paddlers to come to Kenya for trips on world-class whitewater. MCU members went out to represent and compete last year so hopefully another contingent will be head out to this epic festival in November!

Follow the festival’s Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/kenyariverfestival/ or email kenyariverfest@gmail.com