Itanda Falls
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Located in Jinja—Uganda’s adventure capital—the Itanda Falls are rapids on the White Nile River, popular for both whitewater rafting and high-level kayaking. It is an alternative to the more popular and powerful Murchison Falls, and Bugjagali Falls, which has become submerged due to dam construction. Marvel at the roaring volume and power of the Nile at this sacred site, where locals come to pray for miracles. There aren’t any facilities at the falls, so come prepared with supplies. Otherwise, sign up for a safari or adventure tour that will take you to the falls from Jinja, and typically includes rafting equipment, meals and entry. – Tripadvisor
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Ineke
Amsterdam, The Netherlands84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We drove from Kampala and it was a long trip due to too much traffic. But the falls are worth a visit certainly if you combine it some other activities like going to the source of the Nile..
Written 22 July 2023
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Roomani S
Jinja, Uganda25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
The view of the rapids is amazing almost breathtaking.
It's a decent place to go with a couple of beers and make a picnic, the eddy ahead is good to swim and for water activities.
Written 9 February 2023
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Jabbo63
Bergen, Norway13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
After driving on a rather bumpy road, it was a really great experience to see the Itanda Falls. The waterfall was really something else. After being greeted by some local musicians, we also had a guide showing us around to five different spots for like 15.000 UGX. And for 10.000 UGX each, some locals actually dived into the falls. It was nothing I supported, but it was a local business.
Written 13 November 2021
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JoSEph Chagulanyi
Kampala, Uganda18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
I think besides Murchison falls, this is the strongest waterfall to consider. There were gardens to sit and relax, cultural performances and then the waterfalls. But apart from the waterfalls. There is nothing much to see and do
Written 12 October 2021
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CSIM AFRICA SAFARIS
Kireka, Uganda6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
It was a very awesome adrenaline running experience that cannot be explained but personally experienced.
Written 6 October 2021
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Leoma G
Knoxville, TN76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I love to watch water moving and there was plenty of water and movement at Itanda Falls. The amount of water in Lake Victoria has increased in recent years, and so the amount of water flowing into the Nile has also increased and overtaken some of the islands. The huge boulders create massive sprays of water. There are some young men with life jackets on who offer to jump into that churning mass, but it looked far too dangerous for them to do that on my nickel, so I just gave them some money to stay on dry land. Very impressive view and I'm glad I went.
Written 7 July 2021
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Margaret H
Manchester, UK173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We were the only visitors there because of the Pandemic. A guide takes you down very steep paths so you can get close to the water. They have a very dangerous stupiid idea that you want to pay them to jump into the water! Don't encourage this! The falls are spectacular. You tip the guide. There are VERY primitive toilets on the site.
Written 7 July 2021
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Joydor
Kampala, Uganda11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
If you love nature , simply consider Itanda falls, beautiful scenery, amazing voices of birds singing, friendly people...
Written 6 August 2020
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kendow
Kampala, Uganda3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
I was sent ahead to scout the Itanda falls & I must say they are quite beautiful. A worthwhile experience.
The downside though is the lack of any other activities & facilities (restaurants/ hotels) around
A nice place but please CARRY EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU WOULD NEED! to relax outdoors. EVERYTHING!!
For those that like it more quiet, the weekdays seem to have fewer visitors
Written 19 March 2020
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Robert UG
Kampala, Uganda11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
its so breathe taking to get closer on the water as it has a powerful sound and steam especially in the morning but one has to be careful with the slippery rocks during rainy season as you easily slide away. i loved the rafting on the falls,took great pictures with a help from Robert and Trevor of Bunya Adventures. The road is dusty and its around minutes drive. The locals were very friendly too when we needed directions
Written 30 January 2020
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