Rafting in Ethiopia

Our Adventure Activity product portfolio includes White water River rafting. Rafting or white water rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a River or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular all over the world. Ethiopia's Rivers have played an important role in the internationalization of this blend of sport, ecotourism and adventure.

Omo River


The most popular river for Rafting in Ethiopia is undoubtedly the Omo River, which tumbles its way some 350 kilometers (217 miles) trough a steep, inaccessible valley and mellows its pace as it nears the lowlands, finishing up as a torpid meander through flat semi desert bush, where it finally feeds into Lake Turkana.
Floating down Ethiopia’s Omo River, a wild, beautiful remnant of Stanley-Dark Continent, is like traveling a thousand years back in time, the people who live along the river are still among the most remote and least-visited people on earth. The season for Omo trips is between September and October, when the River is still high from the June-September rains and the weather is starting to dry out.

Spirited rapids, innumerable side creeks and waterfalls, sheer inner canyons, hot springs, abundant wildlife and exotic tribal peoples combine to make the Omo one of the world’s classic River adventures.

Blue Nile White water Rafting


Blue Nile River rafting trips are also a delight especially 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.

Blue Nile River trips range from gentle float trips to exciting and challenging whitewater adventures. Whether you are a first time rafter or extreme whitewater veteran looking for something new, you will find it all on Ethiopia's Blue Nile. The relatively unexplored section of the Blue Nile River between Lake Tana and the Blue Nile Falls has everything from beautiful calm water floats to screaming Class V whitewater. There is excellent access to the river throughout, allowing for a variety of possible trips.

Awash River

Flowing near the Awash National Park, Awash River rafting trips take rafters through dry grassland and acacia forests. It   found at about 320 kilometers from the capital Addis Ababa. It is among the best places to make river expeditions. This territory is home to many large animals—tan kudus with long curved horns, clever baboons and graceful gazelles. Hippos and crocs are common in the water and the skies are alive with hornbills and bee-eaters. Season: Year-round

Tekeze River

Among many other rivers in Ethiopia, the Tekeze River holds quite a significant position, especially due to its high volume of water. This, moreover, makes this water body apt for rafting expedition as well. Moving through deep gorges, the river creates whitewaters of Class III, which further turns the waterway into an interesting navigation means for any rafter.

The intense torrents of the Tekeze River will sway you through the waters, and the small curls on the whitewaters with all their strength will jump back on you! Now, as you enjoy rafting on this beautiful river, you will surely be delighted to watch the wonderful scenic magnificence along the riverside. The river spans through a wide area in Ethiopia and is surrounded by mighty mountains and stunning valleys. The glorious sight along the riverside of the Tekeze River is indeed very captivating!

Thus, as you start exploring this part of the world, a rafting trip on the Tekeze River is bound to provide you all the fun and excitement you were looking for!