COUNTRY. Origin, UK. Resident, Uganda.
PRIMARY SPORT. Whitewater Kayak. Mountain Biking.
OTHER SPORT. Whitewater Raft. Snowboard. Hike. Climb. SUP.
PROUDEST MOMENT. Becoming a Dad!
DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS. When I was 15 I dreamed about being a pro kayaker and owning a cafe by the river. I feel super lucky that I pretty much pulled that off. These days the focus is on mountain biking and adventure holidays, whilst striving to explore new areas and ride my bike where no one has before!
Will’s adventure career began at the age of 8 when he became the youngest person to cycle across Europe along with his Brother and Dad. Through school it was windsurfing that fueled the stoke until aged 14 and the discovery of whitewater. After school it was the French Alps and snowboarding and throughout Uni the snow and whitewater were kept in a kind of symbiotic balance. The first trip to Africa was whilst still at Uni and a kayaking trip to the White Nile in Uganda. The opportunity of work brought him back and from 2006 Will was living full time in Jinja, Uganda – well known by all who live here as the centre of the Universe! 2008 saw a new direction when along with two buddies Will started Sipi River Lodge – a beautiful private lodge in the foothills of Mt Elgon, a destination that later proved to be a mountain biking Mecca. With the lodge established and looking for another challenge, in 2011 Will took over Nalubale Rafting, at the time a small whitewater Rafting company based in Jinja. These days Nalubale is well regarded as the best whitewater rafting company in Uganda!
Will is a Level 4 BCU Kayak Coach, IRF TL5 Raft Guide, MIAS L2 MTB Guide, and Wilderness First Aider. He is a big fan of good coffee and good whisky, random chat and impromptu adventures.
Winner 2006 Nile River Frstival Endurance race. (Kayak)
Mt. Elgon Mountain Bike Race winner 2014.
Mt. Elgon Enduro race winner 2016.
Kerio Valley Enduro 2nd Place 2017.
Nabagabo Triathlon Winner, 2017
First descent Upper Upper SETI River Nepal.
9 First descents in Thailand.
Fluid Kayaks team paddler 2008 – 2013
Sipi River Lodge Founder.
Nalubale Rafting Owner and Managing Director.
African Freestyle Kayaking Champs 3rd place 2016