Situated in Jinja along the world’s longest river; River Nile, Itanda Falls is about 27 kilometers from Jinja town taking you a drive of about 45 minutes. Itanda Falls is a hidden attraction in Uganda that you can only see during your Jinja tour, or 1 Day Jinja tour on your Uganda safari. Itanda Falls gained acceptance attention as the jewel of the Nile following the disappearance of the popular Bujagali Falls. There are very few travel guide books that mention about these spectacular set of rapids/waterfalls and the hillsides around it. Not many people know how to get there over land.
Once included on your short Uganda safari, you will undertake a Jinja day trip to these falls and as part of your adventure, you feel the power of rushing water, hear the sound of the roaring river at the falls, which have three levels of rapids. You will enjoy spectacular views of forest islands in the midst of the waterfalls making them lovely.
Locals consider the falls sacred, to pay a visit to this hidden gem of Uganda. Put Itanda Falls into our Jinja trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Jinja.
To locals it is considered a sacred site…a “Blessed Place” where those living near the falls come to pray at the base of a tree in times of adversity such as when they need a physical miracle
Itanda falls is characterized by all the six white water rafting levels making this hidden jewel of Uganda a paradise of Kayakers and Rafters. This beautiful hidden treasure was once visited by Prince William of Great Britain on his visit to Uganda.
Don’t be stuck on what to do in Jinja after visiting Itanda Falls, there are other safari activities in jinja source of the Nile include, white water rafting, horse riding in Jinja, Quad biking in Jinja, cycling along the Nile, boat cruise along the River Nile, cultural entertainment and many more.
Do you want to know the best time to visit jinja source of the Nile? Jinja can be visited anytime throughout the Year. There are also a good number of lodges and Hotels if you’re looking for accommodation in jinja source of the Nile.
You can add a short Uganda wildlife safari to your Jinja source of the Nile itinerary and safari to Lake Mburo National Park Uganda, Kibale National Park, Semuliki National Park, Mountain Rwenzori National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and many more.