What Is A River Rafting Safari Experience?
If you have always wanted to go rafting but would like to experience a more relaxing or scenic trip down the river without the full on white water fix then this is the trip for you!On a river rafting safari trip with Active Highs you will experience a fun & scenic river journey down some of the most beautiful rivers in the Highlands of Scotland. You will still be wearing all of the usual rafting equipment for your safety and comfort such as a wetsuit buoyancy aid and helmet and receive a full briefing and instruction from your guide before getting on the river. There are some small rapids throughout your trip for a bit of fun and to keep you entertained but nothing too serious.
This trip can be made as wet or as dry as you like! As we paddle down the river there will be plenty of opportunities to play some games such as paddles up, cat &! mouse, tug of war and there is always the raft guides challenge! There is always a chance of getting wet during our rafting safari trips and you may wish to join in or not, there is also the chance to go for a swim!
Who Can Go On A Rafting Safari?
Our River Rafting Safari trips are aimed at anyone that would like to enjoy a nice river journey and go rafting without the full on white water experience. These trips are also fantastic fun for families with younger children as we have a minimum age of 5 years and above.
Paddle Into Loch Ness!
Most of our rafting safari trips are run down the River Oich which starts it’s journey from Loch Oich and meanders it’s way down to Fort Augustus where it empties it’s waters into Loch Ness. There are some small rapids on the River Oich that never get above grade 2 on a scale of 1 to 6 so nothing to hairy but still some bouncy fun along the way.
The River Oich runs parallel with the Caledonian Canal which makes up part of the Great Glen Way. We sometimes spot some wildlife along this stretch including kingfishers, birds of prey and have been lucky enough to spot the occasional otter.
If there is not enough water to make the River Oich fun then we are also able to raft down the River Lochy that drains the Great Glen in the other direction and spills it’s water into Loch Lhinnie. A journey down the River Lochy will take in some beautiful scenery including Ben Nevis (The highest mountain in the U.K.) and we will finish our trip just next to the remains of the old Inverlochy Castle.