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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718Mark
Jinja, Uganda4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
On 1st Oct the entrance fee was increased from $2 to $15. It's a nice place but not worth that much, absolute rip off. Adrift is charging this for nothing. Don't bother.
Written November 2, 2013
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Peter Rujabuka
Fort Portal, Uganda58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Business
I did raft the 8 rapids with Nile River Explorers. Fantastic experience with Kibale Tours! This is an activity not to be missed if you visit Uganda
Written October 28, 2016
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Savin Sam
Chandigarh, India212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Visited Itanda forest after source of the nile visit. The drive was a bit bumpy but was every bit worth of it. Lovely mesmerizing natural beauty. Options of river rafting is also available and is worth it. We were short on time so just gave it a short visit. Worth visiting when in jinja, 🇺🇬. Cheers🍻.
Written June 11, 2019
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Shivani M
Johannesburg, South Africa58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
The falls are beautiful. However, the $15 entrance fee was not worth it. There are no activities or gift shops. You could possibly have a picnic.
It is also quite far from the Jinja city Centre.
Written February 3, 2019
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mattactis
Jinja, Uganda12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
The falls are great. The hiking is great. The drive....oh, HECK no! The road sucks in a major way, and once you get there, there's a gate and they're collecting 50,000ugx/$15.00 PER PERSON!!!! HOLY COW MAN, you MUST be kidding. I negotiated the guy to $5.00 per person and it was still a TOTAL RIP-OFF! Plus, the road is so bad I wouldn't drive it if they gave ME $15 per person!
Written January 17, 2017
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kathylens w
Jinja, Uganda28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Not only is it a perfect scenic view for the waterfall activity but also a great view for recreational activities.Quite similar to Bujagali but there is a difference in the nature and cool breeze
Written December 7, 2019
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Rick
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Once you get past the crooks at the gate demanding $15 entry (I refused to pay and gave them 10,000 UGX instead), the falls are quite superb. Brush off the annoying "guide" who wants to show you what your eyes can plainly see and the visit will be peaceful and memorable.
Written January 29, 2019
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Ann M
Hong Kong, China59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Scary falls but great adventure. It has three parts, easy, medium and hard but your guide should help you navigate your adrenaline/adventure levels quite well. Go for it
Written August 11, 2018
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Helena K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Had a great visit here with many surprise attractions. It is about 25 km from the main road, down very rough dirt roads, but worth the journey. The falls are beautiful and the locals will take you on a great tour if you are willing to be open and follow along! The hiking is short but some parts are a little steep. There is a little "pay as you go" along the way, but it is worth it. I would bring the equivalent of $50 USD for the guides/attractions...without spoiling the surprises, a boat ride to a really beautiful, untouched place is provided.

Additionally, had an excellent local tour guide take me through Jinja. His name is Patrick, WhatsApp phone is +256 755 777188. Email is Patrick.sanya@gmail.com.
Written June 28, 2018
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Priscillah W
Kampala, Uganda10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
that noise waters at itanda falls make is awesome.i love the view.getting to know its history.sadly people die here if not careful and dnt follow the guidez instructions. i loved the story about the holy tree.zipline is available but doesnt work. the stages of these falls is awesome and very
beautiful
Written July 5, 2016
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