The Beautiful Waterfalls in Africa are among the most breathtaking sight anyone can ever see. South Africa and Zambia has the highest number of Waterfalls in Africa.
Below is the list of the most beautiful and famous Waterfalls in Africa and their special characteristics..
Top 10 MOST FAMOUS WATERFALLS IN AFRICA
10. OUZOUD WATERFALLS – TALLEST WATERFALLS IN MOROCCO
The Ouzoud Waterfalls is located in the province of Azilal in Morocco . It measures a height of 110 metres, making it the highest Waterfall in Morocco and North Africa. Named After the Mills at the foot of the waterfall, Ouzoud means ‘the Act of grinding grains’. It’s the most Visited Site in the province and one of the most visited site in Morocco.The bottom of the falls is accessible through a shaded path of olive trees . Ouzoud Waterfalls is the 10th most Beautiful Waterfalls in Africa According to our list.
9. KALAMBO WATERFALLS-second highest uninterrupted Waterfalls in Africa
KALAMBO Waterfall is located on the kalambo River. It’s a very special Waterfall because it lies between two countries, Zambia and Tanzania. Kalambo Waterfalls is the second highest free-falling Waterfalls in Africa at 235METRES. 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. Making it one of the most famousWaterfalls in Africa.
8. BLUE NILE FALLS
The Blue Nile Falls is a waterfall on the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia. It is known as Tis Abay in Amharic, meaning “smoking water”. It is situated on the upper course of the river,measuring an height of just 35-50metres. A short distance downstream from the falls sits the first stone bridge constructed in Ethiopia, built at the command of Emperor Susenyos in 1626.The blue Nile falls are considered one of Ethiopia’s best known tourist attractions.
7. LONE CREEK FALLS
The Lone Creek Falls is near Sabie in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The waterfall plummets 70 m down into the Creek. It’s water course is into the Blyde river and is one of the well-known spot in Mpumalanga.
Named after the capital of Germany, the Berlin Waterfalls is the highest Waterfalls in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. With a height of about 80metres. It’s one of the most beautiful Waterfalls sights in Africa.
The Augrabies Falls is a waterfall on the Orange River, South Africa, within the Augrabies Falls National Park. The falls are around 60 metres (200 ft) in height. The original Khoikhoi residents named the waterfall “Ankoerebis” — “place of big noises” — from which the Trek Boers, who settled here later on, derived the name, “Augrabies”. During flood, the water force is 3 times higher than the average high season flow of Niagara Falls in the United States.
4. LISBON FALLS
The Lisbon Falls are the highest waterfalls in Mpumalanga, South Africa.hey are located close to God’s Window and the many other waterfalls in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, like Berlin Falls, Lone Creek and the Mac-Mac Falls.Thewaterfall is 94 metres (308 ft) high and named after the capital city of Portugal. the Lisbon fall is a sight to see.
3.LUMANGWE FALLS: Tallest waterfall within Zambia
Lumangwe Falls is located on the Kalungwishi River in northern Zambia. It is the largest waterfall totally within Zambia unlike the kalambo Waterfalls which lies between Zambia and Tanzania, With a height of 30-40 m and a width of 160 m,The fall is often mistaken for the Victoria Falls In photographs.
2.TUGELA FALLS: Tallest Waterfalls in Africa
Go ahead and Tick off the highest waterfall in Africa and the second highest waterfall on Earth located in the Drakensberg (Dragon’s Mountains) because Tugela Waterfalls fits just in that category.
The Tugela Falls drops 947 meters down the rock-face of the Amphitheatre in three free-leaping falls. The source of the Tugela River is at Mont-Aux-Sources, several kilometres from where the falls cascade down.
Situated in the Royal Natal National Park,in South Africa. The best time for viewing is during the summer rainfall season.
1.VICTORIA FALLS- MOST FAMOUS WATERFALL IN AFRICA
Renowned as the most famous Waterfall in Africa. Victoria Falls is also called the Smoke that thunders in local dialect. I’d tell you the reason shortly.
One of the greatest attractions in Africa and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, the fourth largest river in Africa, which is also defining the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.Victoria Falls is the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than hundred meters. It is also considered to be the largest fall in the world.Scottish missionary and famous explorer of Africa David Livingstone (1813-1873) named it after Queen Victoria of England.
The noise of Victoria Falls can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometers, while the spray and mist from the falling water is rising to a height of over 400 meters and can be seen from a distance of 50 kilometers. And that’s why the local tribes call the waterfall Mosi-o-Tunya “The smoke that thunders”.