Prossy Mirembe De Wildt – Managing Director
Prossy Mirembe is the first ever Black/ Female Kayaker in Uganda and the entire world at large who operates White Nile Rafting Ltd, Buwenda, Jinja, Uganda.
She is the most decorated and first African female kayaker who stunned the kayaking world in 2004 with her outstanding paddling skills and astonishing energy that has won her local and international recognition. Throughout her kayaking career, Prossy Mirembe has so far won 3 gold medals, 4 silver medals, and 5 times freestyle female champions at the popular annual Nile Freestyle festival in Uganda.
She was first introduced to kayaking in 2004 by international kayakers from Ireland, England, France, Canada, Spain, and the USA. Back then, kayaking in Uganda was referred to as a men’s job due to the high demand for the crazy big Grade 5 rapids. However, Prossy with her positive attitude and fearlessness defied the odds and embarked on a journey that most girls in her village feared as “grave”.
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Prossy Mirembe has garnered enormous experience in white water kayaking through traveling overseas to participate in Freestyle kayaking, canoe, and slalom competitions such as; the 2012 African slalom Olympic qualifier, the Freestyle Kayaking world championship in Switzerland, world championships canoe slalom in England, the world championships in Slovakia and Spain, World cup in France, African Slalom Championships in Kenya and South Africa where she emerged victorious. She holds internationally accredited Swift Water Training and Rescue as well as Wilderness Trauma Response and First Aid certificates.
With 19 years of experience in kayaking and rafting under her belt, Prossy Mirembe noticed that the fast-growing rafting and kayaking industry in Uganda was predominately operated and owned by foreigners in Uganda, which inspired Prossy to create a rafting company that can empower the local communities to believe that they can operate such business, as well as employing foreign guides during busy periods to provide the much-needed addition of experience and up-to-date knowledge into the crew.
After finally settling in Uganda in 2009, Prossy decided to open up White Nile Kayaking School as a starter with a dream target of later transforming the school into a well-established rafting company 3 years later, Prossy happily operate White Nile Rafting Company, employing about 30 homegrown professional staffs.
Prossy can be found bouncing in and out of the office; she is in charge of operations like working with our top river crew or on the water herself, giving kayaking instructions, being river manager, guiding, and safety kayaking.