3. Rondu Gorge, Pakistan
Pakistan’s Indus River is the place where people are really interested in to visit right now. A couple of crews have been to this river in recent years, and it’s since become the top destination for a lot of kayakers to visit. It’s very massive steep and the whitewater is amazing, combining with speed and volume water, it pretty much means kayaker ca hardly come out of the kayak for the entire river.
Going over a waterfall is thrilling as you feel the fear, the adrenaline increases quickly and once it’s over, looking back up, you realise it’s incredible how you have overcome such challenge.
4. Ottawa River, Canada
In eastern Canada, just off the Ottawa River in Beachburg, Ontario, there are dozens of rivers with massive whitewater, as well as big waves all the way up coast to Quebec. The air and water are pretty freezing in the springtime, so travellers, remember to dress appropriately and stay warm in your kayak is important. People have got severe accident kayaking these rivers.
There are countless of waves you can stir, but only certain ones come in at defined points so you’d better drive around finding the best ones possible. The coolest season’s called ‘Steakout’, which in Eastern Canada it has had a big impact on freestyle kayaking, as we’re able to create new tricks thanks to the big waves here.
5. White Nile, Uganda
Lots of awesome kayakers paddle in Uganda’s White Nile, as it’s warm and the water is ideal. It’s one of the most incredible rivers to paddle on earth. Unfortunately, people can’t go there anymore due to a dam project underway which means the river is about to be shut down for kayakers.
There are a few dangerous places on it, including the ‘Dead Dutchman’, where things could end up turning really badly. There’s another spot of the river that has plenty of hippos and crocodiles which you should be careful and avoid. There was kayakers killed by a crocodile in Egypt in the past, so it does happen. Take care and stay safe.