MCU Kayak Weekend- Hairy Lemon Edition

The long awaited Hairy Lemon kayaking weekend is back!

This is definitely the social highlight of the MCU kayaking calendar with a big fancy dress party on Saturday night. 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.

For the kayakers the Hairy Lemon weekend will give you the opportunity to run some of the other rapids further down the river. Make use of this opportunity as many of these rapids will disappear once the dam is built. Beginners are more than welcome and the stellar Kayak the Nile team will be offering lessons for the total beginners to the more experienced kayakers. Take a look here for more details on the lessons and MCU discounts. The sign-up sheet will become available after the last month’s lesson took place – so please do not sign up yet.

Accommodation:

As the Hairy Lemon is an island, it is vital that you book accommodation! You might be turned away if you don’t book as they have to organise food and the non-camping options will most definitely sell out.

Transport:

As this weekend takes place at the Hairy Lemon, it will not be possible to use the shuttle option. So you’ll need to organise your own ride! Please use the Facebook group to offer or ask for a ride – as usual please make sure to chip in for petrol. It should be around 25k per person there and back in a full car. The road to the Hairy Lemon isn’t the best especially not during rainy season, so using a 4 wheel drive is advisable.

Theme: “Human Drawings in Leggins and Hats”
So get a plain T-Shirt with markers and body paint ready!!!
It’s your choice to create your own drawings or to wait till the evening and let everyone else have a go in creating a human drawing out of you.
Spice up your costume with colourful leggins, a hat or any other accessory you seem fit for your human artwork.

Please let laurabierer@gmail.com know if you have any questions.

Whitewater Kayaking Weekend

Our next MCU kayaking weekend will be on October 22-23rd 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 and sign up here: http://kayakthenile.com/mcu-weekend-booking-form/

Non-kayakers are more than welcome to join and enjoy a chilled out weekend wit 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. Email Laura Bierer (laurabierer@gmail.com) if you’d like to come but are not sure about other activities in Jinja.

Superholympics

Mountain Club of Uganda presents #superholympics with the support of Kayak the Nile (U) Ltd.

Superhole Olympics is a day filled with fun and crazy events in kayaks on and around Superhole Wave on the Nile River. You don’t need to be a pro kayaker to compete, this is an event for intermediate and advanced paddlers alike. No pressure just good fun. Also great for spectators with a floating bar!

MCU Kayaking Weekend

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 and sign up at the link below:
http://kayakthenile.com/mcu-weekend-booking-form/

Depending on demand there might be the option to take a safety lesson for slightly more advanced kayaker – a decent whitewater roll is required for this. Email Laura if you are interested.

Non-kayakers are more than welcome to join and enjoy a chilled out weekend.

MCU Kayaking Weekend

Our next MCU kayaking weekend will be on August 6-7th 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 and sign up at the link below:
http://kayakthenile.com/mcu-weekend-booking-form/

Depending on demand there might be the option to take a safety lesson for slightly more advanced kayaker – a decent whitewater roll is required for this. Email Laura if you are interested.

Non-kayakers are more than welcome to join and enjoy a chilled out weekend.

MCU July Kayaking Weekend

Once a month MCU heads to Jinja for group discounted 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 and sign up at the link below:
http://kayakthenile.com/mcu-weekend-booking-form/

After we get off the river, we’ll be heading to the Reel Paddling Film Festival at the Nalubale Tea House in Jinja at 6.30pm for a 7pm start on Saturday the 16th July. Tickets cost 8,000ush for Ugandan Citizens and 15,000ush for everybody else. Tickets can be bought on the door on the night.

 

June Kayaking Weekend

Hankering for a weekend out of the city? Our next kayak weekend will be June 18-19 at the Hairy Lemon Uganda and non-kayakers are super welcome to join us for some chilled out island time (http://hairylemonuganda.com/). Once a month, MCU heads to the Nile for discounted lessons with the stellar team at Kayak the Nile (U) Ltd and kayakers of all abilities (especially beginners!) are welcome.

Please note that there is no shuttle available to the Lemon and you absolutely MUST book lodging in advance – it’s an island and they need to plan enough food and drinks for us!

MCU May Kayaking Weekend

Our next MCU kayaking weekend is coming up May 14-15! Once a month MCU heads to Jinja for group discounted 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 and sign up here: http://kayakthenile.com/mcu-weekend-booking-form/

2nd Annual Girls Gone Nile

For the second 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 an encouraging environment.

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 APRIL 30

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 MAY 1

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.

Fill out the Google form to sign up and email shannon.orcutt@gmail.com if you have any questions!

April MCU Kayak Weekend

We just cannot stay away from the lure of the Nile. MCU gets a great discount for the fabulous instructors at Kayak the Nile (U) Ltd. Kayakers of all levels are welcome (especially newbies!). It makes for a super fun weekend out of the big city.