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About Epupa Falls

Waterfalls have an atmosphere about them that are both mighty and magic at the same time and the Epupa Falls gives of an air of exactly that. You’ll find this thundering sheet of water on the border of Angola and Namibia in the Kunene region. In Namibia this site is called Epupa Falls, but hop on over into Angola and it’s called Monte Negro Falls. Either way - worth a visit.

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Photo by UltraView Admin

Epupa Falls’ water weight is so heavy that when it hits the river below there’s some definite frothing and foaming going on. That’s actually where the river gets its name from - "Epupa" means “foam” in Herero.

Image by Pius Mahimbi

Photo by Pius Mahimbi

The river that leads up to Epupa Falls is half a kilometre wide and tumbles down in 2 1.5 km spread of waterfalls. The greatest drop in the series of falls is a grand 37 m.

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Photo by UltraView Admin

There is a makoro-full of fish and other aquatic species that swim for their lives in Epupa Falls every day. It’s no surprise really – the area is absolutely thriving with lush vegetation and the creatures that live off it. 

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Photo by Corinna1411

Epupa Falls is a much-loved attraction in Namibia. The unspoiled atmosphere that runs wild around the falls adds to this natural attraction’s appeal. There are fig trees, makalani palms, baobabs and coloured rock walls everywhere. Simply beautiful.

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How do you manage to keep a site like this so beautifully preserved so that each traveller manages to experience the attraction as if it were a true hidden gem? Well, you make sure that the path to its location isn’t a walk in the park. To get to the Epupa Falls you need to get there in a 4x4… but the bumpy path is all worth it. Cross my heart.


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