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Waterfalls

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Chishimba Falls
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Kalambo Falls
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Kundalila Falls
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Lumangwe Falls
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Mumbuluma Falls
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Ngonye Falls
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Mosi oa Tunya Falls
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Ntumbachishi Falls
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Nyambwezu Falls
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Chishimba Falls

Chishimba Falls is actually a series of three waterfalls along the Luombe River. The individual falls are named Mutumuna, Kaela, and Chishimba, and are separated by a distance of fewer than 300 meters.

The falls are stunning in their natural beauty, with water cascading year-round over wide granite cliff faces. The falls are surrounded by thick mist forests, which provide a home to many birds and other wildlife. Trails throughout the park and several picnic spots offer excellent views of each of the falls and access to the entire site.

The falls are located outside Kasama, in Northern Province.

Image Credit: David Karnezos

 

Kalambo Falls  

  

The Kalambo Falls on the Kalambo River is a 772-foot (235 m) single-drop waterfall on the border of Zambia and Tanzania at the southeast end of Lake Tanganyika. The falls are some of the tallest uninterrupted falls in Africa (after South Africa's Tugela Falls, Ethiopia's Jin Bahir Falls and others). Downstream of the falls is the Kalambo Gorge, which has a width of about 1 km and a depth of up to 300 m, running for about 5 km before opening out into the Lake Tanganyika rift valley.

Archaeologically, Kalambo Falls is one of the most important sites in Africa. It has produced a sequence of past human activity stretching over more than two hundred and fifty thousand years, with evidence of continuous habitation since the Late Early Stone Age until modern times.

Image Credit: Abigail Temfwe

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Kundalila Falls  

  

Kundalila Falls is a waterfall on the Kaombe River in Zambia. It falls over the lip of the Muchinga escarpment and makes a waterfall near the small town of Kanona in the Serenje District. Kundalila falls is set in the wilderness on the edge of the Muchinga escarpment. It is the only waterfall of such grandeur that is set so high on the escarpment. The name 'Kundalila Falls' means "crying dove" in the local Bemba language.

Image Credit: David Karnezos

 

Lumangwe Falls  

 

Lumangwe Falls on the Kalungwishi River in Northern Zambia is the largest waterfall wholly within Zambia, with a height of 30-40 m and a width of 160m. The falls is 80 km from Mporokoso on the Kawambwa road. It has a similar depth of water falling over the edge to the Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya) on the Zambezi for which it is frequently mistaken in photographs.

Lumangwe Falls are reached via a 10 km earth road which turns west from the Kawambwa-Mporokoso gravel road 2.5 km north-east of the Kalungwishi bridge at Chipempe, which replaced the pontoon (Kalungwishi Ferry) in 2004. The falls can be viewed from the bank of the river at the top and from a cliff almost opposite the drop. Paths lead to the foot of the falls and also down the gorge to Kabwelume Falls 6 km downstream.

Image Credit: Berin Brand

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Mosi Oa Tunya Falls  

 

These are among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Zambezi River, which is more than 2 km wide at this point, plunges noisily down a series of basalt gorges and raises an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 km away.

The waterfalls are located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Image Credit: Lily Nezarati

Mumbuluma Falls

Mumbuluma Falls is a set of waterfalls just outside Mansa, Zambia in the Luapula Province. The waterfalls are a national monument of Zambia. Mumbuluma Falls is made up of two waterfalls occurring in succession, an upper and lower falls.

Image Credit: Emmanuel Mwiche

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Ngonye Falls 

The Ngonye Falls or Sioma Falls are a waterfall on the Zambezi river in Western province Zambia, near the town of Sioma and a few hundred kilometers upstream from the Victoria Falls. Situated in the southern part of Barotseland, the falls are a day's journey from the capital, Lusaka. Their inaccessibility makes them much less known than Victoria Falls. The Ngonye Falls Community Partnership Park is located at the falls.

The falls are formed by the erosion of a hard sandstone layer to form the drop. Their height is only 10–25 meters, but the width of the falls is impressive. They form a broad crescent, interrupted by rocky outcrops.

Upstream from the falls, the river is broad and shallow as it flows across Kalahari sands, but below the falls extensive white water rapids exist, as the river is hemmed in by gorges cut into sandstone rock.

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Ntumbachushi Falls

Ntumbachushi Falls are situated on the Ngona River in Luapula Province, Zambia where it runs over the edge of the northern Zambian plateau into the valley of the Luapula River.

The main falls occur where the river splits into two channels to form two parallel waterfalls each about 10 m wide with a drop of about 30 m, and separated by a distance of 50 m. A small patch of relict rainforest grows in the spray from the falls. During and immediately after the rainy season, November to April, the water coming over the edge may have a depth of up to 1 m, but in the later dry season the flow may reduce to a produce a 'bridalveil' effect.

Image Credit: David Karnezos

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Nyambwezu Falls 

This stunning waterfalls is located about 200km from Solwezi, off the main Solwezi – Mwinilunga main road. 

Image Credit: Matthew Blair