Video: Kayaking the Nile River in Uganda

When most of us think about the Nile River we imagine what it looks like further downstream, where it is calm, narrow, and easily controlled. But travel upstream and you’ll discover that closer to its source it is wild, untamed, and filled with rapids. That’s the way it is in Uganda, which is where this video takes us. There, we meet Sadat Kawawa, a young man who swapped his services for kayaking lessons just so he could find a way to get out on that water. Now, he is an accomplished paddler who tests his skills and nerve on some of the Nile’s most intense rapids. It is quite a story for a number of different reasons.