in Jinja District of Eastern Region, Uganda

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
0.439 and 33.203 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 0° 26' 20" and E 33° 12' 11"
Currency and Currency Code:
Shilling - UGX
Spoken languages:
English, Ganda, Swahili, Arabic
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 12:02 PM (Friday)
Timezone: Africa/Kampala
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:46 am and 6:54 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-8.829 and -140.081 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Uganda in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Uganda.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Uganda. Last Update: 2022-08-19 08:02:13

Discover Jinja

Jinja in Jinja District (Eastern Region) with it's 93,061 citizens is a place in Uganda about 44 mi (or 70 km) east of Kampala, the country's capital city.

Current time in Jinja is now 12:02 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named Africa / Kampala with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports near Jinja. The closest airport in Uganda is Jinja Airport in a distance of 1 mi (or 1 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi in a distance of 45 mi (or 73 km), West.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Kitamilo, Buikwe, Mayuge, Luuka Town and Iganga. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 80 °F

Morning Temperature 16°C / 61 °F
Evening Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Night Temperature 18°C / 65 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 45%
Air Pressure 1013 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 71% of sky
General Conditions Broken clouds

Saturday, 20th of August 2022

28°C (82 °F)
18°C (64 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.

Sunday, 21st of August 2022

27°C (80 °F)
19°C (67 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Monday, 22nd of August 2022

26°C (79 °F)
19°C (67 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Bits of life in Jinja, Uganda

Published: December 12, 2013
Length: 40:41 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Bridget Nicholas

Clips of life in and around Jinja, Uganda during my time there in 2013.

Bungee Jumping Jinja

Published: July 03, 2013
Length: 25:04 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Vlaicu Sorin

Me doing the Bungee Jump in Jinja, Uganda. More details can be found here: http://www.kikijourney.com/the-bungee-experience/.

View of Jinja, Uganda from June 2007

Published: October 05, 2007
Length: 09:02 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: frickenalizethis

I'm not a video artist, but if you ever wondered what Jinja, Uganda looked like from the rooftop of a hotel, this is the video for you!

Swimming, Horse Riding and the Source of Nile Bilieva's photos around Jinja, Uganda (slideshow)

Published: December 15, 2010
Length: 09:22 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu

Preview of Bilieva's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/bilieva/1/1254437830/tpod.html This blog preview was made by TravelPod using...


Published: October 26, 2011
Length: 13:50 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Krzysztof Kwiatkowski

March 2011.

Nile River Rafting 2014 Jinja,Uganda

Published: October 07, 2014
Length: 07:19 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Burak Omur

Kristin's Bungee Jump

Published: August 12, 2010
Length: 20:22 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Kristin Niswonger

On our last full day in Uganda, Group 1 of Invisible Children's 2010 Teacher Exchange participants spent the day at Adrift, an adventure company in Jinja, for white-water rafting and bungee...


Published: April 30, 2013
Length: 07:33 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: John Rolewicz

I shot this while on a trip to Uganda in the summer of 2012, and was immediately struck by the incredible joy the people there had. Shot on a Canon 7D and 5D Mark II with various lenses. Special...

Nile River Bunjee Jump !!

Published: April 10, 2012
Length: 23:15 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Henry Bennett

Bunjee jump video shot with the Go Pro Hero 2 in Jinja, Uganda.

Amani Baby Cottage

Published: October 31, 2010
Length: 00:06 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: freelanceshooter

Fay Girouard visits her first missionary post in Jinja, Uganda. The Amani Baby Cottage. www.ToAfricaWithLove.org.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Jinja, Uganda

Jinja is the second largest town in Uganda, Africa. It is the second busiest commercial center in the country, after Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. Jinja was established in 1907.

Located at 0.424444, 33.2042 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Jinja District, Busoga, Populated places in Uganda, Populated places on Lake Victoria, Cities in the Great Rift Valley, Communities on the Nile River

Owen Falls

The Owen Falls was a waterfall on the White Nile in Uganda near the city of Jinja, 4 km from the point at which the river leaves Lake Victoria. The falls, together with the nearby Ripon Falls were submerged in 1954 with the completion of the Owen Falls Dam (later renamed Nalubaale, but still commonly known by the old name) that now accommodates a hydroelectric power station.

Located at 0.444444, 33.1872 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Waterfalls of Uganda

Ripon Falls

Ripon Falls at the northern end of Lake Victoria in Uganda is often considered the source of the river Nile. In 1862–3 John Hanning Speke was the first European to follow the course of the Nile downstream after discovering the falls that his intuition had marked as the source of the Nile. The water from Ripon Falls falls into a narrow opening and that is where some people believe the River Nile starts. He named the falls after George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon.

Located at 0.433913, 33.1935 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Waterfalls of Uganda, Lake Victoria, Nile

Jinja Hospital

Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, commonly known as Jinja Hospital, is a hospital in the city of Jinja, eastern Uganda. It is the largest hospital in eastern Uganda, with a bed capacity of 600, although many more patients are admitted, with many sleeping on the floor.

Located at 0.431111, 33.205 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Jinja District, Hospitals in Uganda

Jinja Airport

Jinja Airport is an airport in Uganda. It is one of the forty-six (46) airports in the country.

Located at 0.45, 33.2 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Uganda, Jinja District


Kimaka is a neighborhood in the city of Jinja, in Eastern Uganda.

Located at 0.450278, 33.1917 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Uganda, Cities in the Great Rift Valley, Communities on the Nile River, Eastern Region, Uganda, Jinja District

Uganda Junior Staff College

The Uganda Junior Staff College, is a staff college in Uganda, East Africa. Typically, graduates are commanders in the Uganda People's Defence Force. Other African countries also send their cadets to the college for training.

Located at 0.45, 33.205 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Military of Uganda, Schools in Uganda, Military academies, Military schools in Uganda, Uganda People's Defence Force, Jinja District

New Jinja Bridge

The New Jinja Bridge, also referred to as the Second Nile Bridge, is a proposed bridge to be constructed in Uganda. It will complement the Nalubaale Bridge, which was built in 1954.

Located at 0.4375, 33.1875 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Bridges over the Nile, Bridges in Uganda, Proposed bridges, Jinja District, Buikwe District

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Jinja.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Jinga, Jinja, Джинджа, Τζίντζα, גינגה, JIN, ジンジャ, 진자, Džindža, 金賈