What are the top attractions to visit in Jinja?
The top attractions to visit in Jinja are:
The Itanda Falls are rapids on the White Nile river in Uganda. They are a challenge for kayakers, being graded at the highest level of difficulty, with great sounds and sights, visiting this falls on the Nile river will certainly feel the wild power of Nature Unleashed.
Source of the Nile - Speke Monument:
John Hanning Speke was the first European to reach Lake Victoria and discover the Source Of The Nile.
Today, the source of the Nile at Jinja is a prime tourist Destination in Uganda. There are fantastic views of the lake. The perfect serenity of the surroundings makes for good picture taking and bird-watching.
If you are lucky you may even get to see king-fishes, monkeys, and other animals. Go for
Victoria Nile, river in Uganda that forms the upper section of the Nile River, flowing some 300 miles (480 km). It issues from the northern end of Lake Victoria at Ripon Falls (now submerged), west of Jinja, and flows northwest over the Nalubaale and Kiira dams at Owen Falls, through Lake Kyoga, and past Masindi Port and Atura. In its lower course the Victoria Nile is impeded by a series of rapids culminating in the Kabalega (Murchison) Falls on the edge of the Western Rift Valley. At the northern end of Lake Albert (Lake Mobutu Sese Seko) it forms a swampy estuary. Navigation is possible only on Lake Kyoga between Namasagali and Masindi Port.
Bujagali falls was a popular waterfall in Jinja where the River Nile begins its journey from Lake Victoria and some consider this point as the real source of the Nile. However the waterfalls were submerged by the a dam constructed by the government in 2011. Though this dam was constructed to increase power generation around Uganda, it affected tourism around the area and most conservationists and tourism bodies came out in protest against the dams setup on one of the most popular falls in Eastern Uganda.
Bujagali falls is is believed to be home to a local spirit called Bujabald which is embodied in a old local spiritualist’s body who is the ninth person to be possessed by this spirit. He is occasionally seen doing rituals on the edge of the falls.