the Nile Special

Kayakers at the Nile Special.
Credit: Michele Sibiloni for The New York Times

“Just relaxing, smoking some weed, surfing,” explained Mischa Stas, a kayaker from Novosibirsk, Siberia, while waiting for his turn on the rocks by the Nile Special, “running rapids, dunking waterfalls — you come here.”

Via Josh Kron’s write-up for the NYT Sports section of the Nile Special, a top spot on the freestyle kayaking circuit, in Uganda.

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